Globally recognized cybersecurity (datacare) expert, board member, advisor, strategist, and business executive with over thirty years of experience in cyber security, risk management, product engineering, marketing, P&L management, and related operations. Today, he serves as Attivo Networks Chief Technology Officer, driving strategy and vision for the company. Mr. Cole served previously on numerous boards and committees focused on cyber security and risk management issues through appointment by the US President, the FCC Commissioner, the NASA Administrator, and others, to help drive risk reduction in todays interconnected environment. He was previously on the NASA Advisory Council as a member-at-large, the (ISC)² International Board of Directors (a security non-profit with over 150,000 members) where he was Treasurer and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee. In 2014, he was awarded Government Computer News (GCN) ‘Industry IT Executive of the Year’ and in 2015 was inducted into the Wash 100 by Executive Mosaic as one of the most influential executives impacting Government. In 2018 he was awarded the SC Media Influencer Award for his work as a global strategist and evangelist for cyber issues. Today he serves on the Gula Tech Foundation as a Grant Advisory Board Member where he’s actively helping drive diversification in cybersecurity and STEM. He’s also worked assisting children in dire need of medical care via the White Hat USA Gala Board, benefitting Children’s National Medical Center. Mr. Cole is also the former President of the Information Systems Security Association-District of Columbia.
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