Gray Day Q&A: 5 Questions for Eric O’Neill


Eric O’Neill serves as VMware Carbon Black’s national security strategist where he is a thought leader on a wide range of issues including counterterrorism and national security matters. Prior to this, he worked as an operative for the FBI, where he conducted national security field operations against terrorists and foreign intelligence agents.

His recent book, Gray Day: My Undercover Mission to Expose America’s First Cyber Spy, recounts his role in the investigation and capture of the most notorious spy in U.S. history, Robert Phillip Hanssen—a story which was also the subject of Universal Studio’s movie Breach, released to critical acclaim in 2007.

We sat down with Eric O’Neill to get his perspective on today’s threats and the state of cybersecurity.

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