Eric Cole Expert Witness
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General Specialties:

Cybersecurity and Computers

Keywords/Search Terms:

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 Professional Studies, 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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Dr. Eric Cole is a computer and cybersecurity expert who has built a solid reputation in the information technology industry over the last three decades. His educational experience includes a master’s degree in computer science from the New York Institute of Technology, and a doctorate in Professional Studies from Pace University. Dr. Cole’s expert involvement in the cybersecurity industry is demonstrated by being appointed as the commissioner on cybersecurity for the 44th president, holding a position as a senior fellow at SANS, and being elected to the Purdue University Executive Advisory Board. His extensive real-world experience includes being the former Chief Technology Officer for McAfee, former Chief Scientist at Lockheed Martin, and former Program Manager at the Central Intelligence Agency. Currently, he is the CEO and Founder of Secure Anchor Consulting. His consulting clients include Fortune 500 companies, Fortune 50 companies, international organizations, and the federal government. He has taught at the SANS Institute, Georgetown University, NY Institute of Technology, and has been a guest lecturer at Purdue, MIT, Harvard, and Berkeley. He is certified in CISSP and created the GIAC certification programs and exams. The accomplishments he has earned include an induction into the Information Security Hall of Fame and he has been awarded as a Cyber Wingman, from the US Air Force. Aside from his seasoned technical expertise, he is an author of various publications, like his recently released book, Cyber Crisis, which debuted at #1 on the Wall Street Journal’s bestseller list. Dr. Cole’s expertise and experience includes working with both plaintiff and defense counsel as a cybersecurity expert on cases and issues relating to patent infringement, invalidity, and damages; computer networking and computer science; and cybersecurity.