Encore: Ep. 114: The Road to Becoming a CISO

May 20, 2020
Hosted by George Rettas

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Many people in the Cyber Security profession aspire to be the Chief Information Security Executive of their organization some day. Listen to the Chief Information Security Officer of Ciena, Andy Bonillo describe his journey from humble beginnings to becoming a CISO on Episode #114 of Task Force 7 Radio. Mr. Bonillo talks about how the totality of the learnings throughout his life and his experiences as a police officer and Secret Service Agent helped to shape his Information Security career. He also talks about his transition from the government to the private sector and provides some sound advice for government employees who are looking to do the same.

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Task Force 7 Cyber Security Radio

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Task Force 7 Radio is the Voice of Cyber Security around the globe. We feature up to date insights and analysis by preeminent cyber security professionals on the most important cyber security issues affecting your life today.

Although the world of cyber security can be complex, our focus is to explain highly technical subject matter in non-technical terms. We cover topics that are of vital interest to the cyber security expert yet also will appeal to the novice interested in learning more about cyber security and new threats affecting the social, political, business, and economic concerns of our world.

We explore a wide range of controversial issues that you won’t want to miss each week. Task Force 7 Radio is broadcast live every Monday at 8 PM Eastern Time, 5 PM Pacific Time, on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

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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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