Vice President and Global Government CTO, FireEye
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 provides feedback to FireEye on cyber security requirements for products and services through discussions with C-level executives and monitoring the security landscape.
Prior to joining FireEye, Mr. Cole held executive positions at McAfee and Symantec, in Consulting and Program Development. He’s retired from the U.S. Army, where he worked in intelligence, communications, cryptography, and a variety of IT and security environments including building out the Network Security Services at the Pentagon.
He previously advised on security technology on Wall Street and was on the advisory board for Secure Elements prior to its sale to Fortinet. Mr. Cole has served on the President’s NSTAC IoT security subcommittee. He serves on 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 is on the Board of Directors for Silent Circle, an innovative secure communications company and maker of the Blackphone. He also sits on the NASA Advisory Council Institutional Committee supporting the NASA Administrator and the Mission Support Directorate.
Mr. Cole speaks at security conferences across the globe such as the G20, RSA Conference, WEF (Davos) 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 CNN, BBC, Politico, the Hill, Washington Business Journal, Federal Computer Week, 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’s currently a Fellow at the Aspen Institute and at the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT). Mr. Cole is also a volunteer member of the WhiteHat USA Board, a charity benefiting Children’s National Medical Center.
He has a bachelor’s degree in computer networking and is a certified information systems security Professional (CISSP).