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.
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). 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 ntworking and is a certified information systems security Professional (CISSP).