Dr. Eric Cole has worked in cybersecurity for over 30 years, helping organizations of all shapes and sizes properly protect and secure their information. He began his career as a professional hacker with the CIA and learned that he could break into any computer that is accessible from the internet. He then used his expertise and knowledge to build companies focused on defensive solutions. Dr. Cole has done work for Lockheed Martin and McAfee and has consulted clients all around the world, including Saudi Aramco, Nouryon, electrical utility companies, nuclear reactors, financial organizations, and healthcare providers. He performs security for the Gates family and was a commissioner for President Obama, for whom Dr. Cole continues to provide security advice.
Dr. Cole is a sought-after expert who has received many recognitions and has been inducted into the InfoSec Hall of Fame. He has written several books on cybersecurity, and he’s often featured on many news channels including CNN, Fox, CBS, and NBC. He was one of the authors of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s cybersecurity guide, and he received a cyber wingman award from the Air Force and was pinned with his Cyber Wings for building out and developing their entire cybersecurity program.