Ep. 40: Managing Third Party Cyber Risk Assessments
July 16, 2018
Hosted by George Rettas
Vikas Bhatia, CEO and Co-Founder of Just Protect, joins host George Rettas to talk about why assessing Third Party Risk is so important, how smaller firms are reacting to demanding assessments from their clients, and the types of changes that are occurring around the risk assessment process in the industry. Bhatia provides his subject matter expert opinion on how firms should be efficiently and effectively managing these assessments, how Cyber Security Teams should get the business involved earlier in the assessment process, and how small companies with small budgets should handle these challenging assessment demands. Bhatia and Rettas also discuss how professionals can transition into the Cyber Security sector, what skills they need to possess to make a successful transition, and they discuss the rash of new companies entering the Cyber Security market and how customers must differentiate between the real players and the fakers looking to capitalize on a growing industry.
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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."