Anthony Bargar

Anthony Bargar

exUS Dept. Defense Cyber Security (USA)

CIO Connect Cyber Security Advisory Service Director

Anthony Bargar served in senior positions within the United States Dept. of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC). He now leads a team of trusted advisors to assist clients to thrive within today’s highly contested cyber environment. Anthony’s global, clients have included stock exchanges, banks, utilities, federal agencies and other representatives of critical infrastructure sectors.

In public-service, Anthony was the Cyber Policy & Strategy Advisor for DoD and served as Deputy CISO to the US DoD. Anthony was on the White House team to develop the President’s National Cyber Initiative, which unified strategy across the government. In the IC he managed the U.S. counter intelligence DoD IA insider threat program, overseeing counter-espionage cases to safeguard the privacy of U.S. classified information.

At the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Anthony led a team of "white-hat" hackers to predict, detect, and prevent breaches in information security, enforcing security policy and preventing unauthorized access to sensitive information/data.

Anthony co-led an international research project on information infrastructure protection and defense with the National Defense University (NDU) and the Swedish National Defense College. He holds a master's degree in information and telecommunication systems for business from Johns Hopkins University. Additionally, he is certified as a CIO from the NDU, where he graduated at the top of a class of nearly 50 students.

Anthony also serves as CIO Connect's Cyber Security Advisory Service Director to bring advice to the C-Suite on the latest tactics and plans to reduce risk while maximizing business resilience. CIO Connect is a unique concierge service for CIOs and their leadership teams. CIO Connect’s advisory-led, concierge is much more than a traditional tick-box consultancy. Building trust and confidence as advisors, CIO Connect brings an external viewpoint and a pragmatic approach.

Anthony's presentation topic at Convergence:

“The enemy among us: How to spot insider threats using cyber AI driven counter intelligence tools & techniques”

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