Information Systems Security Association – Northern Virginia Chapter (ISSA-NOVA) Cybersecurity Challenges in the Commercial World Presented by Mr. Tony Cole, Vice President and Global Government CTO Thursday, June 16, 2016
5:30 PM – Networking and Dinner 6:30 – 8:00 PM – ISSA Nova Announcements & Program
Tony Cole, FireEye Vice President and Global Government CTO, assists government agencies, corporations, and companies around the globe in understanding today’s advanced threats and their potential impact. He also provides feedback to FireEye on government-related cyber security requirements for products and services. Prior to joining FireEye, Mr. Cole 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. Before joining McAfee in early 2009, he held a number of other positions, including the head of a large government- focused consulting group and a lead technical program business development role at Symantec Corporation.
Mr. Cole, who is retired from the U.S. Army, has over 30 years’ experience in communications, intelligence, cryptography and a variety of other IT and security environments. His last military assignment was as the technical operations manager for Network Security Services at the Pentagon. Here he was responsible for oversight of the security teams controlling the Pentagon backbone, which included building the Pentagon Computer Incident Response Team (PENT-CIRT). His previous assignments included helping build and run two other CERTs across the military, including the U.S. Army Computer Emergency Response Team (ACERT).
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 and its allies on security matters by invitation through panels, groups, and advisory councils many times, and he has served on the President’s NSTAC IoT subcommittee. He was recently appointed to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC-V) to provide recommendations on optimal security for the telecommunications infrastructure. He is a former president of the Information systems Security Association – District of Columbia.
Mr. Cole speaks at security conferences across the globe and has been a contributing author to the SANS Institutes’ publications and classes. He’s been featured online and on TV and radio, with media organizations such as the Washington Business Journal, Federal Computer Week, CNN, BBC, ABC, and the Washington Times.
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. He has a bachelor’s degree in computer networking and is a certified information systems security Professional (CISSP).
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Registration JUN 2016 ISSA-NOVA Chapter Meeting
You must register by noon on Tuesday June 14, 2016. If not a US citizen, please provide your title, employer, and address, and allow 2 business days for registration before the meeting.
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ISSA – NOVA President: Steve Battista ISSA – NOVA Senior VP: Randy Sabett ISSA – NOVA VPs: Rhonda Farrell, Karen Frederick, Cathy Hogendobler, Alfred Ouyang, Saravanan Ramachari, Rick Smith, Ana Valentin, and John W. von Ruden ISSA – NOVA Directors: Lauren Rousseau Marketing Partners: Rhonda Farrell (ISSA-NOVA, IEEE-CS, WIS SIG)
Sponsored By: The ISSA Northern Virginia (ISSA-NOVA) Chapter of ISSA International, IEEE Computer Society, Washington, DC & Northern Virginia Chapters, and the ISSA International Women In Security Special Interest Group (WIS SIG). Members of ISSA-NOVA, IEEE-CS, and the WIS SIG include cybersecurity leaders, practitioners, system and solutions engineers, students, and members of academia, legal, for-profit, non-profit, and governmental entities.
ISSA-NOVA web page: http://nova.issa.org
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