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Dr. Eric Cole

Dr. Eric Cole

43605 Edison Club Court
Ashburn, Virginia 20147

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Dr. Eric Cole is a computer and cyber security expert with more than 20 years of hands-on experience. Cases relating to patent infringement, invalidity, and damages; SEC litigation; computer networking and computer science; and cybersecurity.

A seasoned professional with experience in expert reports, deposition and testifying.

Performs information system security research and development and provides cybersecurity consulting services to Fortune 500 companies, government, military, energy, IT and the legal industry.

Invited speaker for many key organizations, including the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th President; author of several books; and a senior fellow with SANS.

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Consulting Practice


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Professional Experience

SysAdmin Audit Network Security, SANS Technology Institute, McAfee, Lockheed Martin, The Sytex Group, Inc., GraceIC, American Institutes for Research, Vista Information Technologies, Teligent, and Central Intelligence Agency.


CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional)
Created several of the GIAC (Global Information Assurance Certification) programs and exams


ACM (Association for Computing Machinery)
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
CSI (Computer Security Institute)
ISSA (Information Systems Security Association)
ICSA (International Computer Security Association)
International Who’s Who in Information Technology
CVE (Common Vulnerability and Exposures) - member of the editorial board (by invitation only)
HoneyNet Project - member (by invitation only)
for SANS Institute - author and speaker


Eric Cole. Advanced Persistent Threat: Understanding the Danger and How to Protect Your Organization. Syngress, 2012.
Eric Cole. Network Security Bible.2nd Edition, Wiley, 2009.
Eric Cole, Ronald L. Krutz, James Conley, Brian Reisman, Mitch Ruebush, Dieter Gollman, and Rachelle Reese. Wiley Pathways Network Security Fundamentals Project Manual. Wiley, 2007.
Eric Cole and Sandra Ring. Insider Threat: Protecting the Enterprise from Sabotage, Spying, and Theft. Syngress, 2006.
Eric Cole. Hiding in Plain Sight: Steganography and the Art of Covert Communication. Wiley, 2003.
Eric Cole. Hackers Beware: The Ultimate Guide to Network Security, New Riders/Sams Publishing, 2001.

See CV for Monthly Column, Selected Whites Papers, and Selected Journal Publications.


Doctorate degree (now Ph.D.) in Network Security, Pace University - 2003

M.S., New York Institute of Technology - 1993
Major: Computer Science
GPA: 4.0/4.0
Honors: Harry Schure Graduate Memorial Award (awarded to one graduating senior)

B.S., New York Institute of Technology - 1992
Major: Computer Science
Minor: Business
GPA: 3.7/4.0
Honors: Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Dorothy Schure Memorial Award, Jules Singer Award, Grace Hopper Award from Computer Associates, Presidential Academic Award (4.0 all semesters), Presidential Service Award, Dean’s List, Member of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities, and Member of Nu Ypsilon Tau Honor Society.

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