As VMware national security strategist, Eric O’Neill is a thought leader on a wide range of issues, including counterterrorism and national security matters. Eric O’Neill has worked as an FBI counterterrorism and counterintelligence operative, a national security attorney and as a corporate security consultant.
In 2001, Eric O’Neill helped capture the most notorious spy in United States history: Robert Hanssen, a 25-year veteran of the FBI. In the three months preceding Hanssen’s arrest, Eric was selected to work undercover to gain Hanssen’s trust and use that relationship to draw the traitor out of deep cover.
Eric O’Neill is also the author of Gray Day: My Undercover Mission to Expose America’s First Cyber Spy. Eric O’Neill presents keynotes internationally about espionage and national security, cybersecurity, fraud, corporate diligence and defense, and spy hunting.
Experts predict that the cyber theft of private and confidential information from government agencies, business, and private individuals will reach $6 trillion annually by the end of this year. Eric’s talk will explain why the modern spy is responsible for these sophisticated, brilliant, devious, and technologically advanced attacks targeting your data.