Mr. Anthony Cochenour has over 25 years of Information Security and Digital Forensics experience that spans telecommunications, software development and global-scale SaaS operations. He is an active member of the FBI’s InfraGard program, the DHS Automated Indicator Sharing (AIS) program, and volunteers to help educate students, and families on topics such as online safety, and cyber bullying.
In 2014, Anthony founded Hoplite Industries, a mission-driven cyber security, and intelligence company headquartered in Bozeman, MT. Hoplite Industries Inc., provided threat support during the Trump Inauguration that led to three arrests. He developed Artificial Intelligence and Machine Language software that has penetrated the ISIS Cyber caliphate, provided critical information to MI6 of the March terror attack in London, identified threats to high profile personnel and has identified hundreds of criminals and worked with federal agencies and police that has led to arrests.
In 2008, he served as a senior engineering role with Cisco Systems to help guide Security, and Data Center technologies.
In 2004, he took on the challenge of modernizing, and expanding global data center operations for RightNow Technologies in support of their award-winning platforms. In his tenure at RightNow, he led efforts to deploy seven data centers, and over a dozen international voice Points of Presence which have since served billions of customer interactions globally.
Between 1997 and 2004, Anthony co-founded two successful telecommunications companies in the Pacific Northwest, serving as CTO, and engineering lead at Primemedia and BridgeBand Communications.
Anthony holds a BS in Information Systems, and actively maintains a number of top-tier Security, and IT industry certifications. For the past sixteen years, he has maintained his status as a certified, court-recognized digital forensics expert specializing in Internet, fraud, and child exploitation cases.