Director of Programs, The Council on CyberSecurityTony Sager is a founding member of the Council on CyberSecurity, an independent, international, non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of cybersecurity. As the Director of Programs, Sager helps identify, validate, scale and share promising cybersecurity practices for widespread adoption. He also serves as Director of The SANS Innovation Center, a subsidiary of The SANS Institute. He retired from the National Security Agency in June 2012 as Chief Operating Officer of the Information Assurance (IA) Directorate. During his 34 year career, he founded the Vulnerability Analysis and Operations Group and was responsible for some of NSA’s most important advancements in cyberdefense. He led the sharing of NSA guidance, analysis, and standards to the entire defensive community.