Boston, MA
Dec. 5-7, 2016
December 5-7, 2016 | Boston, MA

Tony Sager

Senior Vice President
Center for Internet Security

Tony Sager is Senior Vice President and Chief Evangelist at the Center for Internet Security, which recently merged with the Council on Cyber Security to form a single nonprofit organization with the goal of providing national and international leadership in cybersecurity. In this position, he helps identify and share promising cybersecurity practices for widespread adoption. Previously, Sager spent more than 30 years at the National Security Agency (NSA) where he headed the Systems and Network Attack Center, established and led security product evaluation teams, helped guide the agency's top talent development programs, served as the founding chief of the Vulnerability Analysis and Operations Group and was the chief operating officer for the Information Assurance Directorate. In addition, he led the release of NSA security guidance to the public and greatly expanded the agency’s role in the development of open standards for security. In 2012, Sager was named director of the SANS Institute, a private corporation specializing in computer and network security training and also assumed the lead role for the Consortium for Cybersecurity Action. Sager holds a B.A. in mathematics from Western Maryland College and an M.S. in computer science from The Johns Hopkins University.

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