Eric Cole, CISSP Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Cybersecurity and Computers

Specialty Focus:

Computer Forensics, Computer Investigations, Computer Security, Cyber Breach, Intellectual Property, Loss Prevention, Network Security, Security Management, Security Negligence, Trade Secrets, security standards, data privacy, cloud security, patents, apportionment, infringement, damages, meta data


Doctorate in Network Security, Pace University ; Master of Science in Computer Science, New York Institute of Technology; Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, New York Institute of Technology

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Additional Information

Cybersecurity thought leader. Consulting clients include Fortune 500 companies, Fortune 50 Companies, international organizations, and the federal government. Extensive real-world experience. Former Chief Technology Officer for McAfee, former Chief Scientist at Lockheed Martin, and former Program Manager at the Central Intelligence Agency. Author of several textbooks and books. Was inducted into the InfoSec European Hall of Fame in 2014. Extensive expert witness experience including high-stakes expert witness assignments involving nine and ten-figure verdicts. Works on a wide range of cases, including IP litigation (including IPR/Inter Partes Review & PGR/Post Grant Review), infringement, invalidity, trade secrets, damages apportionment, criminal and civil cases including gross negligence, SEC litigation, and cybersecurity breaches. Has handled numerous cases dealing with trade secret damages apportionment. Also has served on numerous cases (across multiple diverse industries) where the issue involved whether the information in question was a trade secret and the cyber security steps/measures that were or were not taken to protect the information in question. Has taught at the SANS Institute, Georgetown University, NY Institute of Technology, and has been a guest lecturer at Purdue, MIT, Harvard, and Berkeley. Certified in CISSP and created the GIAC certification programs and exams. Served as a member of the Commission on Cybersecurity for the President of the United States and is a member of several advisory boards such as the Purdue University Executive Advisory Board. While working for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), received six exceptional performance awards, and has received the Cyber Wingman award from the U.S. Air Force.