Ep. 68: The Convergence of Politics and Cyber Security

January 21, 2019
Hosted by George Rettas

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Former Naval Officer, Silicon Valley Executive and Entrepreneur, and current Vice President of Cyber Security of the Institute of World Politics, Dean Lane joins Episode #68 of Task Force 7 Radio to talk about the intersection of politics and Cyber Security. Lane explains what the Institute of World Politics is, what their mission is, and what kind of Cyber Security certificates they offer now for people both currently working in Cyber Security or looking to enter the Cyber Security profession. Lane also takes us through his storied career as both a practitioner and consultant, a naval officer and an entrepreneur, and now as a Cyber Security Executive who is helping to train future Cyber Security professionals in an industry that is experiencing a huge talent crisis. To wrap up the third segment Lane explains what his view of Intelligence is and how he views the value of intelligence both in business and in politics.

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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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