Ep. 71: A Crypto Boss Dies With The Keys to 190 Million
February 11, 2019
Hosted by George Rettas
Host George Rettas and Co-Host Thomas Pageler review a variety of Cyber Security current events in the news, including the recent reported death of Gerry Cotten, the CEO of Quadriga who died unexpectedly in India on December 9th of last year. It is reported that Cotten held the majority of the $250 million in assets from 115,000 Quadriga users in cold wallets. He was the only person who held the keys to access a reported $190 million dollars in crypto currency. Rettas and Pageler also talk about the possibility of E-Voting coming to the U.S. and how the recent government sponsored bug bounties in Switzerland could impact E-Voting in other countries, as well as bug bounty business. The Cyber Security Radio Hosts also talk about the scare tactics used by vendors, the affects the government shutdown has had on the cyber security posture of various government agencies, and lastly they take a look at physical security as an effective mitigating control moving into the future.
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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."