Ep. 136: Cyber Security is a Global Threat

June 1, 2020
Hosted by George Rettas

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In this special episode of TF7 Radio, we have Three Tier I Cyber Security guests on the show that are set to appear at what is the first event of a four part Series at the University of Oklahoma on Global Risks and Threats. Our first guest, Thomas Finan, served as a Senior Cybersecurity Strategist and Counsel with DHS’s National Protection and Programs Directorate. Tom is also the former Staff Director and Counsel for the Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment with the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security. Cheemin Bo Lin is the CEO and President of Peritus Partners. She is one of the 2019 “Top 50 Board of Directors" in the US, named “Top 100 CEOs in STEM”, named “Most influential Woman in Silicon Valley,” and inducted into the “Hall of Fame for Women in Technology.” Dr. Shad Satterthwaite is the Director for Executive Business Programs in Aerospace and Defense, and is a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves.

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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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