Identity and access, Zero trust

Protecting Identity Services – Tony Cole – BSW #240

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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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.


Matt Alderman
Matt Alderman
Executive Director at CyberRisk Alliance
Ben Carr
Ben Carr
CISO at Cradlepoint
Jason Albuquerque
Jason Albuquerque
Chief Operating Officer at Envision Technologies
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