Ep. 69: The IFSEC 2 Global Cyber Security Influencer for 2018

January 28, 2019
Hosted by George Rettas

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The Principal Market Growth Strategist for General Dynamics Mission Systems for Cybersecurity, and the IFSEC #2 Global Cyber Security Influencer for 2018, Mr. Chuck Brooks, joins Episode #69 of Task Force 7 Radio to talk all things Cyber Security. Brooks explains the challenges from transitioning from the public sector to the private sector, what his thoughts are on the militarization of cyber security, and the difference between roles in cyber security in the public sector vs. the private sector. Brooks also talks about how emerging threats are affecting businesses, how companies are combating the threats around IoT, Cloud, Mobile, and Third Party risks, and how new technologies being deployed as mitigating controls are introducing new threats into the environment. Brooks also gives his thoughts on the talent crisis and provides career advice to professionals seeking to enter the Cyber Security field.

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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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February 2019

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