Tony Sager is a Senior VP & Chief Evangelist for the Center for Internet Security. He led the work which later became known as the CIS Critical Security Controls – an independent, volunteer-developed, cyberdefense best practices program which is used throughout the industry. Tony has led numerous activities to develop, share, scale, and sustain effective defensive cyber practices for worldwide adoption.
Tony retired from the National Security Agency in 2012 after 34 years as a mathematician, computer scientist, and executive manager. One of the Agency’s first Software Vulnerability Analysts, he was one of the founders and later Chief of the System and Network Attack Center, NSA’s first defensive network security analysis organization. Tony was also founder and Chief of the Vulnerability Analysis and Operations Group, NSA’s premier technical organization in defensive analysis.