How I Became a Cyber Security Innovator (Part 1)

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Eric Cole

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I get asked all the time how I became one of the world’s first CISOs, and how my education and work experience influenced my life and career. In this episode of Life of a CISO, I take you in the time capsule and tell you my story. In the 1980s, when personal computers had floppy disk drives and 64KB of memory, I was told that computers and networking are the future. I decided to learn both business and computers in college, which in my mind, set me up for a possible future career in computers, but also prepared me for a career in business which would serve me in any career field. Through a combination of luck and persistence, I had summer internships at Grumman Aerospace and the CIA. I learned the most advanced computer systems at the time, and learned that cybersecurity was my purpose in life. To find out the whole story, watch this video.

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