Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Eric is a co-founder and the Chief Technology Officer of Atlas Cybersecurity. In that role, he oversees Atlas’ entire security infrastructure and the delivery of security services to its clients. He is also responsible for developing new technologies, tactics, procedures, and protocols to defend organizations from cyber-attacks using a combination of cutting-edge tools and modern processes. In addition to running Atlas’s various security programs Eric is responsible for developing new and novel applications for security technologies.
Prior to his work at Atlas, Mr. Stride served as a senior leader of a prestigious cybersecurity firm, where he was involved in the development of groundbreaking technologies. Prior to his tenure in the private sector, Eric served 12 years in the U.S. Air Force, including five years at the National Security Agency (NSA). Mr. Stride was involved in numerous highly technical cyber operations at the U.S. Air Force, National Security Agency, and U.S. Cyber Command.
At the U.S. Air Force, he led the establishment of its first regional cyber combat mission team to support U.S. Cyber Command, and commanded a geographically-separated offensive cyber operations unit. He served as the cyber operations subject matter expert to the Air Force’s first cyber acquisition office. He also co-authored the U.S. Air Force’s first weapons and tactics manual addressing offensive cyber operations; and was the Air Force’s first offensive cyber evaluator at the Numbered Air Force level. While at the NSA, he worked in a variety of roles, ultimately rising to deputy chief for cyber operations at a field site. Eric is also an alumnus of NSA’s prestigious Computer Network Operations Development Program.
Eric is a member of the (ISC)2, holds multiple certifications from SANS/GIAC, and serves on the Advisory Committee for St. Phillip’s College, as well as on the Executive Board for the Centers of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) Tech High School.
He holds a master’s degree in information technology management from Colorado Technical University, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Washington.