Tony Cole is the Chief Technology Officer at Attivo Networks responsible for strategy and vision. He’s a cybersecurity expert with more than 30 years’ experience, a bachelor’s degree in computer networking and is a CISSP. Prior to joining Attivo Networks, Mr. Cole served in a number of executive roles at FireEye, McAfee, and Symantec. He’s retired from the U.S. Army and was an early advisor to Wall Street on the Cyber Security market.
Mr. Cole serves on the NASA Advisory Council, the (ISC)² Board of Directors, and he’s also a former president of ISSA-DC. In 2014, he received the Government Computer News Industry IT Executive of the Year award, and in 2015 he was inducted into the Wash 100 by Executive Mosaic as one of the most influential executives impacting Government. In 2018 he was awarded the Reboot Leadership Influencer Award in by SC Media.
Mr. Cole is also a volunteer member of the WhiteHat USA Board, a charity benefiting Children’s National Medical Center.
What’s the Threat and What Should You Be Doing About It?
Today organizations continue to suffer from the inevitable breach. Perimeters security stacks are frequently bypassed, endpoint security technology is often ineffective, and sooner or later a breach will happen. We read report after report from vendors too numerous to mention on how attackers are getting into an enterprise regardless of what a CISO spends to prevent compromises. During this presentation we will talk about the most interesting and applicable nuggets in those reports, and which reports security teams should pay attention to and read each year. We’ll also jump into actions an organization can take based on those reports that will help them minimize the chance of a compromise and help mitigate the impact from those attacks. There is no perfect set of solutions out there however there’s a lot of great information available every year that can help us ensure we’re doing everything possible to counter the inevitable compromise.