Ep. 128: How the Coronavirus Pandemic is Affecting the Cyber Security Industry

March 30, 2020
Hosted by George Rettas

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The CEO of Cyber Risk International and Advisor to CISO’s around the world, Mr. Paul Dwyer appears on Episode #128 to talk about how the enormous challenges of the Coronavirus Pandemic are affecting the Cyber Security Industry. Mr. Dwyer also spoke about the importance of basic cyber hygiene defenses, what constitutes cyber hygiene, and how these defenses can stop most cyber attacks. Host George Rettas also asked Mr. Dwyer what he thought about information from social media and the major news outlets and how Cyber Security plays a part in controlling the information, the narrative, and eventually our democracy. Is our democracy in the hands of Cyber Threat Actors? Mr. Dwyer also opined on why it is important for a CISO to understand geopolitical issues and what role geopolitics plays in Global Cyber Security policy. The pair wrapped up the show in third segment by talking about ways to protect children from online predators.

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George Rettas

George Rettas

George Rettas is one of the most well-known cyber security professionals in the world with extensive experience practicing cyber security in both the public and private sectors, Mr. Rettas is a serial entrepreneur, serving as the CEO and President of Task Force 7 Radio, LLC, and Task Force 7 Technologies, Inc. a company focusing on building the world’s first and only Professional Cyber Security Social Network. Mr. Rettas is also the President and CEO of Code X Entertainment, LLC, a company focused on producing television, movies, literary, digital, and merchandising products.

Mr. Rettas has worked for 12 years as a Managing Director and Partner in some of the world’s largest financial institutions holding executive management positions in cyber security operations, administration, and program management functions. He created the first Cyber Security Intelligence function in the financial services sector and detected some of the most prolific breaches in recent history, including Target breach and the JPMorgan Chase breach.

Mr. Rettas also served as a former Special Agent with the United States Secret Service, where he was the co-founder of the Newark Field Office Electronic Crimes Task Force. He is the author of the first Title III Wire Tap on an internet-facing computer network in United States history and he worked what is considered the most prolific criminal investigation in the history of the Secret Service in “Operation Firewall."

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