Tony Cole

Vice President, State, Local Government and Education, FireEye

Tony Cole is FireEye’s Vice President and Global Government CTO where he assists government agencies and system integrators in understanding today’s advanced threats and their potential impact on an enterprise infrastructure. He is also the conduit for customers to provide feedback to FireEye on government cyber security requirements and feature enhancements for FireEye products. Prior to joining FireEye, he ran McAfee’s Global Government security consulting services, which included product architecture design, implementations, and sustainment of McAfee’s product line in the customer environment. He has also held numerous other positions, which include leading a large consulting group and a lead technical business development role at Symantec Corporation before joining McAfee in early 2009. Mr. Cole is retired from the U.S. Army and has over thirty years experience in a variety of IT and security environments including communications, intelligence, and cryptography. His last military assignment was as the Technical Operations Manager for Network Security Services at the Pentagon responsible for oversight of the security teams controlling the Pentagon backbone. His previous assignments included serving as the U.S. Army’s Regional Computer Emergency Response Team-Korea Deputy Chief, and the Technical Operations Manager for the Army Computer Emergency Response Team (ACERT).

Mr. Cole speaks at security conferences throughout the U.S. and has been a contributing author to the SANS Institutes’ publications and classes. He has been published in trade magazines such as the Washington Business Journal and quoted in many others. He previously advised investment and venture capital firms on security technology on Wall Street and was on the advisory board for Secure-Elements Incorporated prior to its sale to Fortinet. Mr. Cole has advised the U.S. government on security matters by invitation through panels, groups, and advisory councils many times. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Networking and is a former President of the Information Systems Security Association-District of Columbia and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

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Event Information

Thursday, May 22, 2014

7:30AM - 2:00PM

FREE for government and military attendees

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
999 Ninth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001