Ep. 134: How To Use Non-Technical Skills To Propel Your Cyber Security Career

May 11, 2020
Hosted by George Rettas

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Global Business Information Security Officer at CBRE, Patrick Benoit, appears on Episode #134 to talk about how professionals looking to get into Cyber Security, as well as professionals already in Cyber Security can use non-technical skills to significantly propel their career forward. Patrick talks about the importance of influence and persuasion with getting both the technology and the business moving to accomplish a common mission, what the key areas of process and improvement are that make the BISO role important and successful within the business, and how the role of the security executive is evolving. Patrick also opines on the pros and cons to professional certifications, why the demand for cybersecurity professionals is outpacing the supply, and if artificial intelligence and machine learning will affect the “shortage” of talent in cybersecurity. All this and much, much more on Episode #134 of Task Force 7 Radio.

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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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