Ep. 85: Former NSA Officer on the Dangers of Information Ops
May 20, 2019
Hosted by George Rettas
Former NSA TAO Officer, and the Chief of Outreach at the Army Cyber Institute at West Point, Dr. Michael Klipstein appears on this week's episode of Task Force 7 Radio to discuss why Information Operations are so easy to conduct by Nation States and how they have become so dangerous to the National Security of the United States. Host George Rettas and Dr. Klipstein discuss why Cyber Security has become one of the top National Security issues that most western countries face, how the United States has taken a stand of "Defending Forward" and what that means in terms of U.S. Cyber policy. Dr. Klipstein talks about how the Russian Government has excelled at Information Operations, what lessons they have taken from China's long term strategy; how hostilities via the Internet are creating new "norms" across the globe; how SouthCom is approaching Cyber Security Operations; and how the United States and its allies should be sharing intelligence information.
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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."