michael cole

abilene, tx

I believe that information security and business needs need not be in constant conflict; that each facet ofthe organization can – and must - contribute to the success of every other department. Trust, compellingleadership, and capable governance are the underpinnings of a successful organization.

Effective security begins with effective communication. I am at my best when I get to build structure,provide support, and advocate for integrating security processes seamlessly into business activities.

I have lived in in japan, spain, scotland, germany, the marshall islands, and afghanistan (twice.) currently living the good life in west texas with my beautiful wife and family.


  • Work
    • Security Engineer
  • Education
    • m.sci, information security and assurance - wgu texas
    • b.sci, general studies - excelsior college
    • dip.hi.ed - scottish history, university of stirling
    • a.a.sci, comm. college of the air force
    • a.a.sci, golf course operations, western texas college