Dr. Eric Cole serves as senior vice president and chief technology officer for McAfee of the Americas. In this role, he oversees key technologists and evangelists in product development and the field, ensuring alignment, creative thought leadership, prototyping of new products/technology/research and longer range strategic vision.
Cole has over 20 years of experience in information security. He currently performs security consulting and works in research and development to advance the state of the art in information systems security.
Cole has authored several books during his career, including Hackers Beware, Hiding in Plain Site, Network Security Bible, and Insider Threat.
He is a member of the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th President and several executive advisory boards and is actively involved with the SANS Technology Institute (STI) and SANS working with students, teaching, and maintaining and developing courseware. He is a SANS faculty fellow and course author.
Cole earned his master’s degree in computer science from New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) and a PhD from Pace University with a concentration in information security.