Eric Cole

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Eric Cole

Dr. Eric Cole is a cyber security professional, instructor, keynote speaker, expert witness, and senior fellow with SANS Institute. He has been involved with many startups and has been CTO for several companies that have been successfully acquired including TSGI ($400 million acquisition by Lockheed Martin) and McAfee ($8 billion acquisition by Intel). He has won numerous awards and has over 20 patents in technology and cyber security.


He is the author of several books, including Hackers Beware, Hiding in Plain Site, Network Security Bible, and Insider Threat.

He has appeared on CNN, 60 Minutes, and the History Channel providing security expert insight.

He has been published in the Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker and IEEE Security and Privacy.