Tony Sager is a Senior VP and Chief Evangelist for the Center for Internet Security. He leads the development of the CIS Critical Security Controls, a worldwide consensus project to find and support technical best practices in cybersecurity. Sager also serves as the Director of the SANS Innovation Center, a subsidiary of the SANS Institute. Sager retired from the National Security Agency (NSA) after 34 years as an information assurance professional. He started his career in the Communications Security (COMSEC) Intern Program, and worked as a mathematical cryptographer and a software vulnerability analyst. In 2001, Sager led the release of NSA security guidance to the public. He also expanded NSA’s role in the development of open standards for security.