Protecting Identity Services – Tony Cole – BSW #240

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Identity Services such as Active Directory is an area that is almost always utilized by the attacker after the initial endpoint is compromised. This is an area lacking critical focus by defenders for a myriad of reasons. Discussion will entail how this attitude can and should change.

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Protecting Identity Services


Tony Cole

Tony Cole – CTO at Attivo Networks


Tony Cole is a cyber expert with over thirty-five years of experience as a strategist, risk expert, advisor, and board member. Today, he’s the CTO at Attivo Networks, the global leader in identity detection and response, providing an innovative defense for protection against identity compromise, privilege escalation, and lateral movement attacks
Prior to joining Attivo Networks, Mr. Cole held executive positions at FireEye, McAfee and Symantec. He’s retired from the U.S. Army, where he worked in intelligence, communications, and cryptography around the world including building out the Network Security Services at the Pentagon. Mr. Cole served previously on numerous boards and government committees including (ISC)² Board of Directors as Treasurer and Chair of Audit and Risk, the NASA Advisory Council under appointment by the NASA Administrator, and the FCC CSRIC (Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council). Today he serves on the Gula Tech Foundation Grant Advisory Board helping the Foundation give back to the community and drive a more diverse cyber workforce.


Ben Carr

Ben Carr – CISO at Qualys

Ben Carr is the Chief Information Security Officer at Qualys. He is an information security and risk executive with more than 25 years of experience in developing and executing long-term security strategies. Ben has demonstrated global leadership and experience, through executive leadership roles of advanced technology, high risk, and rapid-growth initiatives, at companies such as Aristocrat, Tenable, Visa and Nokia. While at Aristocrat, Ben built a world-class global cybersecurity program from the ground up as part of a digital transformation. As a senior cybersecurity executive at Visa, Ben was responsible for developing and leading Visa’s Global Attack Surface Management Team and capability. Prior to Visa, he led all security programs for Nokia corporate IT as the Global Head of IT Security. Ben holds a certificate in Risk & Information Systems Control (CRISC), is a Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE).

Jason Albuquerque

Jason Albuquerque – Chief Operating Officer at Envision Technologies


Jason Albuquerque is the COO of Envision Technologies.

Matt Alderman

Matt Alderman – Executive Director at CyberRisk Alliance


Strategic Advisor at Automox, security consultant, and wizard of entrepreneurship.


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