Encore: Why Can't Organizations Patch Their Networks?

January 23, 2019
Hosted by George Rettas

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Karim Toubba, the CEO of Kenna Security, discusses why the root cause of so many breaches are coming back to unpatched systems, what companies should do when they learn they are vulnerable to the same type of attacks that are crippling other organizations in the news, and he provides his analysis of how effective tactics used by companies have been thus far in mitigating known vulnerabilities in their systems. Toubba also gives his thoughts on how close we are to automating the remediation of vulnerabilities, how effective are the most popular vulnerability scanning tools used in the marketplace, and how organizations need to properly evaluate risk to understand their real priorities. Host George Rettas also provides commentary on the crippling ransomware attack on the City of Atlanta and the public safety consequences they will face if they decide not to pay the ransom to the attackers.

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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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Episode Directory

February 2019

January 2019

  • 1/28/2019: Ep. 69: The IFSEC 2 Global Cyber Security Influencer for 2018 Listen Now
  • 1/23/2019: Encore: Why Can't Organizations Patch Their Networks? Listen Now
  • 1/21/2019: Ep. 68: The Convergence of Politics and Cyber Security Listen Now
  • 1/14/2019: Ep. 67: A Recap of the Year in Data Security and Privacy 2018 Listen Now
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