Ep. 143: All You Need To Know About Incident Response Retainers

July 20, 2020
Hosted by George Rettas

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The Global Head of Cyber Security Operations for PayPal, Mrs. Renana Friedlich, appears on Episode #143 of Task Force 7 Radio to about one of the most important exercises in the Incident Response space: Incident Response Retainers. Friedlich unpacks the entire retainer engagement, including why companies get a retainer, what are the main benefits of having a retainer, what types of retainers are available, should a company sign more than one retainer, and what is the correlation between cyber security insurance and IR retainers? Frielich also spoke about whether or not retainers should be signed through the Information Security team or the Legal Department, what are some of the factors companies should be considering when choosing a provider, and what are common misalignment mistakes companies make when engaging Incident Response Services. Don't miss one of the most prolific Cyber Security Operations Professionals in the industry, Renana Friedlich on Ep. #143 of TF7 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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