Dr. Eric Cole is currently chief technology officer (CTO) and chief scientist at The Sytex Group, Inc. (TSGI), specializing in advanced technology research. Eric is a highly sought-after network security consultant and speaker. Eric has consulted for international banks and Fortune 500 companies. He also has advised Venture Capitalist Firms on what start-ups should be funded. He has in-depth knowledge of network security and has come up with creative ways to secure his clients’ assets. He is the author of several books, including Hackers Beware: Defending Your Network from the Wiley Hacker and Hiding in Plain Sight. Eric holds several patents and has written numerous magazine and journal articles. Eric worked for the CIA for more than seven years and has created several successful network security practices. Eric is a member of the Honeynet Project and the CVE Editorial board; both are invited positions. Eric presents at a variety of conferences, including SANS, where he helped create several of the courses. Eric has appeared in interviews on CBS News, “60 Minutes,” and CNN.