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March 2, 2020
Award winning entrepreneur, best-selling author, and one of the most influential Cyber Security Professionals in the world, Mrs. Jane Frankland, appears on Episode #124 of Task Force 7 Radio to explain what the real implications are to organizations who fail to attract women into the Cyber Security Industry. Mrs. Frankland speaks with great authority and in specific detail on how gender bias manifests itself in technology cultures, what can leadership and hiring managers do to create more equality in the workforce, and what are the clear benefits of having a gender diverse team in your organization. There are currently millions of unfilled jobs in Cyber Security around the globe. Is it possible to meet this unprecedented demand for talent without attracting more women into Cyber Security roles? Find out on Episode #124 of Task Force 7 Radio!
February 24, 2020
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BlackOps Partners Corporation, Casey Fleming appears on Episode #123 of Task Force 7 Radio to speak directly to the new developments concerning our nation’s counterintelligence apparatus and the impact they are having on the Cyber Security industry. Mr. Fleming breaks down why the new Counterintelligence Strategy for the next two years from 2020 to 2022 is so important, and how these new developments will affect our nations Cyber Security posture. Host George Rettas asks Mr. Fleming about how the bad guys are using emerging technologies to attack our infrastructure, and what this means to both the commercial and academic industries in the United States. He also provides analysis on Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper's recent comments during his trip to Europe, as well as NCSC Director William Evanina's recent public remarks on the Chinese theft of intellectual property from the Unites States.
February 17, 2020
As cyber threats continue to get more sophisticated around the globe, Senior Managing Director and Head of Cyber Security for the Americas at FTI Consulting, Ms. Jordan Rae Kelly appears on Episode #122 of TF7 Radio to talk about what the U.S. needs to do to secure critical infrastructure and protect our citizens privacy. Ms. Kelly also spoke about election security, what she learned from her experiences with the 2016 elections, and what we need to do to make sure the 2020 elections are stable and free from tampering. From the enterprise perspective, Ms. Kelly opined on how organizations can ensure that they are sufficiently protecting their intellectual property and the PII of their employees and customers, and how the demand for transparency through government regulation will change the way companies operate and respond to cyber security incidents.
February 10, 2020
CNBC Cyber Security Reporter Kate Fazzini appears on Episode #121 of Task Force 7 Radio to break down what actually went down with the mobile app used at the recent Iowa DNC Caucus. The technical problems with the app, the lax election security that was discovered following the vote, and the chaos that has ensued has yet again raised concerns about the stability and security of the 2020 Presidential Election. In the second segment Fazzini also reviews the recent Senate Report on Election Security, what's new in the report, and whether or not there will be any action taken from the reports recommendations. And in the final segment, Fazzini lays out what she knows about the Jeff Bezos cell phone hack, how Bezos's phone was compromised, and what we know about the involvement of the Saudi Intelligence Services in the targeted attack. All this and much, much more on Episode #121 of Task Force 7 Radio.
February 4, 2020
With our special guest, Dr. Magda Chelly, we are going to define the problem with attracting women into the Cyber Security space and discuss what we need to do moving forward to solve this problem which is driving the Cyber Security Talent Crisis across the globe. I am also going to give an overview of the Uber Breach and what is going with that beleaguered company.
February 3, 2020
Author and National Security Expert Tyler Cohen Wood appears on Episode #120 of Task Force 7 Radio to talk about her efforts in getting more women into STEM related jobs and getting girls interested in STEM careers early on in their lives. Tyler also covered a wide a variety of Cyber Security Topics, including why she thinks people are still falling for phishing scams, what are some of the biggest Cyber Security challenges businesses are facing today, and what people can do to enhance their own Cyber Security at home by protecting themselves, their children, and their own family members. She gave her opinion on what countries are the biggest national security threats, what people can do to protect their privacy on the internet and when using social media accounts, and how social media has impacted businesses and the economy.
January 28, 2020
In the first segment of the show, Host George Rettas provides analysis on last week's announcement by the FBI recommending that all Americans reboot their office and home routers to mitigate a nation state threat from the Russian Government. Then Senior Product Manager of DFLabs, John Moran appears on the show to level set the incident response problems and the desire for organizations to decrease the mean time to mitigating cyber attacks when they are detected. Moran level sets the incident response environment, talks about how the talent crisis has effected the ability of organizations to respond to incidents, and lays out how the orchestration and automation of the incident response process can help your organization defend itself against attacks that are getting more sophisticated in nature every day.
January 27, 2020
Max Deighton, the North America Lead for Context and Henry Prince, Senior Security Consultant for Context both join Episode #119 of Task Force 7 Radio to talk about the importance and value of conducting Red Team exercises. The duo unpacks what red teaming really means, what are the rules of engagement when bringing an adversarial mindset to a problem, and how open source intelligence can be used to conduct successful exercises. Deighton and Prince also explain what sophisticated criminals do with all the data that they steal, the role of password managers are in preventing wider exposure to your internet presence, and how the use of multi-factor authentication is still a valid defense protocol to decrease your chances of being victimized by cyber organized crime groups.
January 20, 2020
Dr. George Antoniou, Associate Professor of Cyber Security Management at Lynn University joins Episode #118 of Task Force 7 Radio to talk about what the next generation CISO looks like. Dr. Antoniou unpacks the changing role of the CISO, what the CISO position might look like in 20 years, and what is driving all the recent changes to the position. Dr. Antoniou also broke down what he considers to be key attributes of a successful CISO. He discusses what kind of experience they should have, what kind of education would put them in the best position to succeed, and whether or not soft skills are important in the CISO position. And lastly, Dr. Antoniou discusses one of the hottest debated issues in the information security industry: Should the CISO be a technologist or a business manager? All this and much, much more on Episode #118 of Task Force 7 Radio.
January 13, 2020
Partner and Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig, Paul Ferrillo joins Episode #117 of Task Force 7 Radio to talk about what Board Members should be asking their CISO's, how they should prepare themselves for these discussions, and how often and for how long should these briefings last. Mr. Ferrillo detailed the state of the cyber security ecosystem in 2020, what does the conflict with Iran mean to Cyber Security professionals, and what companies can do to protect themselves from a rampant ransomeware epidemic. All this and much, much more on Episode #117 of Task Force 7 Radio.
January 6, 2020
The CEO and Co-Founder of Verodin, Chris Key appears on Episode #116 of Task Force 7 Radio to about the use of instrumentation, the quantification of Cyber Risk in financial terms, and why organization's investment in technology controls are only performing at 25%. Mr. Key also spoke about the false assumptions cyber security professionals often make on the technology they implement, how to get business leaders aligned closer with the security mission, and what to expect with talent crisis, migration to the cloud, and election security in 2020. All this and much, much more on Episode #116 of Task Force 7 Radio.
December 30, 2019
The Chief Executive Officer, Josh Lefkowitz and Chief Strategy Officer, Chris Camacho of Flashpoint join Episode #115 of Task Force 7 Radio to recap some of the most talked about Cyber Security Topics of 2019. From the spread of Ransomeware, to the emphasis on the Insider Threat, to the push for Cyber Fusion Center models, Lefkowitz and Camacho unpack the most interesting topics of the year. The duo also spoke about the difference between government and commercial cyber models, what happened in the dark web cyber underground over the last twelve months, what cryptocurrencies the criminals prefer using, and how government entities are dealing with election security. All this and much, much more on Episode #115 of Task Force 7 Radio.
December 23, 2019
December 17, 2019
Dr. Gary McGraw, renowned American Computer Scientist and Vice President of Security Technology at Synopsys talks about his efforts around the Building Security in Maturity Model (BSIMM) project conducted over years of software security drama with over 109 of the world's leading companies across various different sectors and he explains why Security at the design phase of software is so vitally important. Dr. McGraw also talks about his new study with numerous CISO's around the country to evaluate how information security is approached from a financial, compliance, technology, and business enabler perspective in their respective organizations. Host George Rettas also provides his analysis on the new Office of Inspector General (OIG) Report that states that The Office of the Interior is in disarray when it comes to their Cyber Security Posture almost 3 years after the OPM breach.
December 16, 2019
Application Security expert Samir Sherif joins Episode #113 of Task Force 7 Radio to talk about the importance of Application Security and role quality Development Security Operations plays in the National Security of the United States. Mr. Sherif unpacks this complex domain and explains in ordinary terms why listeners should be interested and concerned about application security. He provides his opinion on whether or not organizations are prioritizing and funding application security properly, the challenges of creating a convergent culture in cyber security operations, and if engineers in the technology space should continue to be in charge of patching operations across the lines of business. Mr. Sherif also opines on what it takes to be an application security engineer, the status of talent available to fill ASM roles across the industry, and how companies should manage the risks of running develop shops in countries that we do not necessarily trust.
December 9, 2019
The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BlackOps Partners Corporation, Casey Fleming appears on this week's episode of Task Force 7 Radio to talk about China, what kind of threat they pose to the United States, and their competitive economic strategy of "they must live, we must die" as a world power. Fleming talks about the Great Power Competition; Asymmetric Hybrid Warfare, how it's being utilized today, and what that means to the United States; the Gray Zone and how the U.S. needs to learn to operate in it; Cybersecurity as a National Security Threat; Security Strategy and how it integrates into our overall competitive strategy; how Economic Espionage has damaged America's role as the world's lone super power; and turning Intellectual Property theft protection into competitive advantage on the global stage. All this and much, much more on this week's episode of Task Force 7 Radio.
December 2, 2019
Is China an enemy or a competitor to the United States? Former Director of the NSA and the former Commander of U.S. Cyber Command, Admiral Michael Rogers weighs in on this topic and much more on Episode #111 of TF7 Radio! Admiral Michael Rogers reviews China's 100 year strategy, what it means to the United States, and what the U.S. should do in the coming years to mitigate any threat to our national security. In light of even more recent cyber attacks against U.S. Government military officials by groups allegedly sponsored by the Chinese Government, Admiral Rogers lays out what he thinks the United States strategy should be to ensure a fair playing field across the global stage. Admiral Rogers also talks about what it was like to lead U.S. Cyber Command, what the U.S. needs to do about election security, and he explains how leaving the government and working in the private sector over the last 18 months has affected his views on Cyber Security in the United States.
November 25, 2019
Frank Kim, CEO of ThinkSec, taps into his experience as a CISO Advisory Consultant to talk about how CISO's measure the success of their programs and how security leaders communicate their posture to Boards and Executive Leadership Committees. He also talks about how CISO's build their business cases to reflect their cyber security strategies. Kim unpacks what metrics make sense for different organizations, how to set goals around the pillars of your strategy, and how CISO's should use Cyber Security to assist their organizations with their digital transformation. All this and much, much more with the CEO of ThinkSec, Frank Kim on Episode #110 of Task Force 7 Radio!
November 20, 2019
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.
November 18, 2019
CNBC Cyber Security Reporter Kate Fazzini speaks with TF7 Radio Host George Rettas about this year's annual financial sector war games, what type of attacks the financial sector drilled on, and what was different about this year's Quantum Dawn exercise than in previous years. Fazzini also discussed how effective these war gaming exercises are, the risks of U.S. firms exposing too much information to overseas entities, and what the main concern was during the energy sector war games. The pair also discussed the recent departure of the Capital One CISO, whether or not CISO's are being treated fairly when breaches occur, and how the perils of being a CISO in a high profile company are changing every day.
November 11, 2019
The Managing Director of the Digital Security and Risk Search Practice at Quantum Search Partners, Mr. Stephen Spagnuolo appears on Episode #108 of Task Force 7 Radio to give you the inside scoop on what is really going on with the Cyber Security job market. Mr. Spagnuolo unpacks the importance of networking, how to network, and sets realistic expectations on how long it really takes to build a formidable professional network in the Cyber Security business. He also talks about the disproportional number of low to mid level jobs that are available on the market compared to senior level positions that are posted, what important trends he is seeing in the recruiting space, he addressed the old argument about the importance, or lack thereof, of technical certifications, and he weighed in on if there was any validity in the notion that there can be “too many moves” on one’s CV. Don't miss Stephen Spanuolo on Episode #108 of Task Force 7 Radio!
November 4, 2019
Former FBI Agent and current Chief Information Security Officer of Cyxtera, Leo Taddeo appears on Episode #107 of Task Force 7 Radio to talk about how the Cyber Threat has changed over the years, why it's getting harder for enterprises to manage Cyber Risks, and why organizations can't depend on the government to protect them from Cyber Threats. Taddeo also opined on what he thinks are the biggest threats out there, what are some of the technology challenges enterprises are facing, and he explains what Zero Trust means and if it is an effective approach to Cyber Security. Taddeo also explains where he sees the Cyber Security market headed, how the shortage of Cyber Security professionals has impacted the market, what organizations should be doing to prioritize spending, and whether or not all the new regulatory compliance laws are improving the security posture of regulated companies.
October 28, 2019
The co-founders of the new startup Strike Ready, Yasir Khalid and Anurag Gurtu, appear on this week's episode of Task Force 7 Radio to to talk about how artificial intelligence will assist in solving some of the most significant Cyber Security Challenges in the industry today. They also give their opinion on how AI is going to assist organized crime groups and nation states in carrying out more sophisticated attacks. And ultimately they provide their opinions on who will benefit the most from the advent of AI, the good guys or the bad guys. The pair discuss the recent trend in some parts of the industry to declare defense in depth dead, as well as the challenges organizations face with alert overload and the overwhelming amount of information and data they intake from dozens of intel feeds on a daily basis. Don't miss the jam packed interview on this week's episode of Task Force 7 Radio!
October 21, 2019
Because the Cyber Security Industry is so Tech heavy, we often overlook the human side of Cyber Security. Author, Mentor, and Board Advisor Mark De Rijk appears on Episode #105 of Task Force 7 Radio to talk about how his passions led him to mentor young people on how to navigate their Cyber Security careers, his goals to educate 1 million people on the importance of Cyber Security, and why giving back to the Cyber Security community is so important to him. De Rijk is a self made entrepreneur who grew up in a rough neighborhood and has no formal education beyond high school. Yet, his passion for life and influencing the masses has brought him to start his own successful business as a professional Cyber Security advisor to a great many people. Don't miss this inspiring interview with someone who focuses on self reflection, personal impact, and life's journey to guide his career decisions in a very complex Cyber Security environment.
October 14, 2019
Jody Westby, professional blogger for Forbes magazine, appears on Task Force 7 Radio to talk about how the European Union is handling the challenges they face in the Cyber Security industry. She speaks about the current NIS Directives, the EU Cyber Security Act, and the requirements that are driving these initiatives. Westby also addresses these initiatives in great specificity as they relate to “Other Essential Operators” (OES) and “Digital Service Providers" (DSP). She also opines on whether or not the United States should be paying more attention to EU Cyber Security Initiatives, why U.S. companies aren't paying attention to the EU Cyber Security Act, and she reviews the risks to U.S. domination of Cyber Security on a global stage. Westby wraps up the third segment of the show by addressing what threats the NIS Directives present to U.S. businesses, what impact the Directives with have on U.S. companies, and what U.S. companies can do to prepare for them.
October 7, 2019
Former Secret Service Agent, Computer Forensic Expert, and founder of the security company Cyber Forensics, Gus Dimitrelos appears on Episode #103 of Task Force 7 Radio to talk to our audience about real life scenarios where Cyber Forensic Investigations have determined the outcome of trials where the defendants have been accused of some of the most heinous crimes. Listen as Dimitrelos describes the importance of computer forensics, cellular triangulation, and cell phone forensics in proving, and in some cases disproving, allegations of kidnapping, aggravated assault, murder, and acts of terrorism. Dimitrelos also gives his view on the privacy vs. security debate around cell phone encryption technology, what Apple is doing to thwart authorities from conducting forensics on their phones, and whats more secure: Apple IOS or Windows operating systems. All this and much, much more on Episode #103 of Task Force 7 Radio - the Voice of Cyber Security.
September 30, 2019
Former McKinsey and Goldman Executive, and Independent Cyber Security Consultant Dorothy Hill joins Guest Host Andrew Bonillo to discuss the challenges of protecting yourself and your organization against Cyber Security threats at both the personal and enterprise levels. Hill unpacks the complex nature of the current Cyber Security market, the skills needed to navigate a Cyber Security Career, and the diverse opportunities that are currently present in the global Cyber Security industry. Hill also discusses the evolution of bad actors, how emerging encryption technologies have changed the game, the role of standards and certifications in a mature Cyber Security Programs, how companies respond to and recover from cyber events, and much, much more on Episode #102 of Task Force 7 Radio.
September 27, 2019
Co-Hosts and former Secret Service Agents Tom Pageler and Andy Bonillo join Host George Rettas in analyzing calls from Democrat Presidential Candidates to strengthen election security. Will the lack of confidence in our election system lead to more political turmoil in the United States? The trio also unpack the world of underground criminal contractors, the increase in sextortion attempts, the battle between good and evil for cyber security talent, and how cyber organized crime groups are colluding and collaborating like Fortune 500 Companies, without all the red tape. How will private sector security companies keep up with their adversaries? And finally, Huawei, a Chinese company accused of using their technology for spying purposes, threatens to bring down the Five Eye Alliance as the UK seems to lean towards using the company to build their 5G networks. What will this mean for the future of intelligence sharing for the most important intelligence alliance in the free world?
September 23, 2019
The Vice President of the North American Cybersecurity Practice of CapGemini, Drew Morefield, joins Guest Host Andrew Bonillo Hosts to give our audience an inside view of the challenging world of Cyber Security sales. Morefield explains his path in Cyber Security sales to delivery, the importance of recovery, and advice for anyone getting into the sales game and how trust is the most important thing to preserve to be successful. If you are interested in Cyber Security Sales, or just want to gain a new appreciation for these professionals who are "in the grind" every day, this is the episode for you.
September 16, 2019
Chief Security Architect and Cyber Security Researcher Rich Wickersham, joins Hosts George Rettas and Andrew Bonillo to talk about how Nation State Groups and Organized Crime Organizations are using social media platforms like LinkedIn to target users of the system for nefarious purposes. Wickersham explains how targeting occurs on social media platforms and how users can better protect themselves from adversaries who wish to exploit vulnerabilities in their profiles, as well as their professional lives. He goes into detail on how bad guys can use TUA AI models to mine unauthenticated users of LinkedIn to gather information and data that can later be used to blackmail them or attack the businesses they work for. Wickersham also gave his opinion on the recent announcement by LinkedIn that they have purged their system of approximately 21 million accounts, as well as his opinion of the traditional social media attract, retain, monetize (ARM) model.
September 9, 2019
The Chairman of the InfraGard Technology Committee, Alain Espinosa, appears on Episode no 99 of Task Force 7 Radio to talk about the alarming proliferation of ransomware, how ransomware actually spreads, how criminals choose their ransomware targets, what to do if you become a victim of ransomware, and how to prevent ransomeware from being introduced into your network. Espinosa stays on the cyber crime topic by also talking about business email compromises (BECs), and what types of BEC scams exist, how criminals use BEC scams to commit crimes, what do do if you are a victim of a BEC scam, and how you can prevent business email compromises from wreaking havoc on your business. And in the last segment of the show Espinosa talks about what executives can do to protect their data when traveling internationally and gives recommendations on what protocols are best when they return home. All this and much, much more on Episode no 99 of Task Force 7 Radio
September 2, 2019
William Beer, Partner with EY's Cyber Security Advisory Services, talks about how the Cyber Security Domain can work to enable business in the Digital Transformation Era. Beer gives his expert opinion on the digital and FinTech driven disruption and transformation occurring across the industry, what kind of new technologies he is seeing in the digital space that are disruptive and what kind of impact are they having on the Cyber Security industry, and he discusses the challenges he sees his clients facing today in the Cyber Security Space. Beer also talks about Digital Trust, the importance of speed and agility in Cyber Security, and the importance of managing Third and Fourth Party Risk. In the first segment, Host George Rettas analyzes the recent tariffs imposed on China by President Trump for continuing to steal billions of dollars of IP from United States' companies.
August 30, 2019
CNBC Reporter and author of the new Cyber Security book "Kingdom of Lies", Kate Fazzini appears on Episode #86 of Task Force 7 Radio to discuss the latest accusations by City of Baltimore Officials that the NSA is to blame for the recent ransomeware attack that has crippled their city. Fazzini also talks about the Cyber Security issues in the Mueller Report, election security, the role social media companies play in our national security, and how history has shown us that some Cyber Security practitioners are not very effective at their jobs. Host George Rettas also gets into a detailed discussion with Fazzini about 5G emerging technologies, Huawei, how the controversial company is driving discord between Five Eye nations, and how Cyber Security plays into the recent trade talks between the United States and China. All this and much, much more on Episode #86 of Task Force 7 Radio!
August 26, 2019
In this episode of Task Force 7 Radio, Jamal Hartenstein, the IT Security Program Manager at KAI Partners talks about the important relationship between judges, lawyers, and cybersecurity professionals. He also delves into the difference between data privacy and data security and how both large and small organizations in both the public and private sectors approach implementing their Cyber Security programs differently. Jamal spoke about what his favorite blockchain projects and the current dilemmas with immutability versus the right to be forgotten, and the relationship these technologies have to data privacy and cyber security law. And Hosts George Rettas and Andrew Bonillo discussed with Jamal the importance of local law enforcement understanding current local, state, and federal cyber laws and what role cyber security plays in execution of local law enforcement, as well as the effects Executive Orders have on the Cyber Security Industry.
August 19, 2019
Pedram Amini, the Chief Technology Officer of InQuest, appears on Episode no 97 of Task Force 7 Radio to give listeners an inside view of the world of a hacker. Amini starts off by defining a hacker, a vulnerability, an exploit, reverse engineering and fuzzing to give the audience a common foundation for the discussion. In the second and third segments of the show, he gets into specifics regarding the economics of the underground vulnerability markets, what are the hardest and easiest platforms to compromise, how he successfully launched and exited his startup Jumpshot, and what his job at InQuest entails today. Amini wrapped up the dialogue by providing insight into the risks associated with emerging technologies like self driving cars, the dangers of Cyber Warfare and capabilities of Nation State Actors in the world, and the ever so important topic of election security.
August 12, 2019
Ed Cabrera, the Chief Cyber Security Officer of Trend Micro, appears on Episode #96 of TF7 Radio to discuss the risks, threats, and vulnerabilities Cyber Security Professionals are facing today. Cabrera gets into details about the who, what, where, how, and why of specific threat actor groups and discusses the value of actionable intelligence. Cabrera talks about the importance of Cyber Security awareness in every corporate culture, as well as the role compliance has in increasing an organization's defense in depth security posture. Cabrera dives into the Cyber Security Talent Crisis and the workforce skills gap the industry is currently facing. And lastly, he discusses how threat research drives innovation and the creation of disruptive technologies.
July 29, 2019
Guest Host Andy Bonillo interviews Special Guest Devon Bryan, the Executive Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for the National IT Organization of the Federal Reserve System, about the urgency in increasing diversity in the Cyber Security industry. Bryan gives his opinion on the diversity of the person vs. the diversity of thought in tackling the complex Cyber Security Threats Fortune 500 companies are facing today. Today, there's much to be said for diversity of thought and diversity of perspective in tackling the threats from cyberspace but Bryan explains what else is needed for Cyber Security teams to be successful. He opines on best practices, innovative processes and technologies he prefers, and opines on wether or not diversity problem is more acute in certain critical infrastructures and sectors. Don't miss Devon Bryan, Co-founder of the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) on Episode #94 of TF7 Radio.
July 22, 2019
TF7 Radio Host George Rettas provides news and analysis on the hack of Russia's elite Federal Security Service, the Cyber Threats arising out of the increasing tensions between the United States and Iran, why Vietnam is quietly avoiding doing business with the Chinese tech giant Huawei, and how CEO's and other executives are ignoring the Cyber Security strategies and recommendations from Security Chiefs in organizations all over the United States. All this and much more on Episode #93 of Task Force 7 Radio.
July 15, 2019
In this exclusive interview, Guest Host Andy Bonillo talks to the President and CEO of Secure Systems Innovation Corporation (SSIC), John Frazzini about a big announcement SSIC made today that will affect the way Cyber Risk is measured into the foreseeable future. Frazzini talks about how the Insurance industry is set to disrupt the Cyber Security industry as well as his company's efforts to understand the effectiveness of Cyber Security controls, including how a company can accurately measure their Return on Investment. Frazzini also talks about how he sees businesses managing Cyber Risk in the future, the various models and approaches that seek to understand Cyber Risk in financial terms, and if it is now possible to understand the impacts of Cyber incidents before they happen. Frazzini wraps up by explaining how companies will have to adjust their strategies to become more effective in managing and mitigating Cyber Risk to their environments.
July 10, 2019
Alain Espinosa, the Director of Security Operations for Online Business Systems and a Board Member for the Infragard National Members Alliance, appears on Task Force 7 Radio to talk about his experiences as a minority climbing the cyber security ranks, what kinds of leadership styles work the best in the Information Security space, and what the top Cyber Security threats are that Cyber Security professionals face in today's complex and ever changing landscape. Alain explains his role at Infragard and how this public/private partnership between the FBI and the Cyber Security community works. He also discusses his own leadership style, how important soft skills are in the technology space, and what we need to do to invest in the next generation of cyber security professionals. And for the entire third segment of the show, Alain breaks down today's top cyber threats around IoT, account takeovers, phishing, social engineering, event and crisis management, and malware.
July 8, 2019
This week's episode features one of the most well connected and influential Cyber Security Professionals in the world, Steve Durbin, on the show. Steve is currently the Managing Director of the Information Security Forum, an independent, not-for-profit organization with a membership comprising many of the world’s leading organizations featured on the Fortune 500 and Forbes 2000 lists. Steve appears on Episode #91 of TF7Radio to talk about who in the organization should own Cyber Risk, how we should define the role of the CEO in Cyber Security, and how executives should posture Cyber Security as a growth enabler. Steve also spoke about what CEO's should be prioritizing in terms of the organization's Cyber Security strategy, what are some of the top-down cultural changes that need to be implemented in order to create a resilient culture, and how to drive transformational change to make Cyber Security everyone's responsibility. All this and much more on Episode #91 of TF7Radio!
July 1, 2019
The Vice President of Security Research for SpyCloud, Eric Murphy, joins Episode #90 of TF7Radio to talk about the underground world of Account Takeover Fraud, how criminals collaborate to take control of your online accounts, and what can be done to protect yourself and your company from this ever increasing risk to your money, your loyalty rewards/points, your PII and identity information, and your access to your employer's network. Murphy unpacks account takeover fraud in a way that everyone can understand what it means to you and the consequences it could have on your daily life. He also advises our audience what it really means to get a notification letter from a retailer that your identity has been compromised and explains the difference between account takeover (ATO) and identity theft. Murphy also breaks down ATO prevention methods that can be used on the enterprise front using comprehensive intelligence gathering methods and proactive security models.
June 24, 2019
Longtime Publicist, Strategist and Producer of Google's "Power On" Film Series, Ngoc Nguyen makes an appearance on Episode #89 of Task Force 7 Radio to talk about her career and her work promoting women in STEAM fields. Ngoc talks about she applied her expertise as a publicist and a producer towards opportunities where her unique skillset and wide network is fully incorporated in bringing issues attracting women to STEAM fields to light. Ngoc talks extensively about her most recent project, "Power On" where she produced an anthology of five cinematic short films that used technology as the narrative centerpiece for each film. All this and much, much more on Episode #89 of Task Force 7 Radio.
June 20, 2019
Guest Rick Geritz, the CEO and Founder of Life Journey, talks about how his company is employing scalable mentoring technologies to reach out to our youth and to build the Cyber Security Generation of professionals that are going to be responsible for securing our countries and our way of life. Geritz also talks about the massive amount of money pouring into the Cyber Security market and gives his take on whether or not this trend is going to continue through 2018. Also, Host George Rettas opens up the show by giving his take on the sense of urgency around building a strong cyber security defense in depth posture in America and announces Task Force 7 Technologies, a company aimed at being the premier Cyber Security Professional Network around the world.
June 17, 2019
Julian Waits, one of the most experienced Cyber Security Executives in the industry, appears on Episode #88 of Task Force 7 Radio to talk about how a properly defined Threat Hunting Operation should be defined and run. He also tells the audience what he thinks is the biggest problem in Cyber Security today, he opines on where Insider Threat Operations should lie in the IS organization, and if more data is always better when it comes to predictive analytics. Host George Rettas also asks Julian how important it is for an analyst to be able to visualize data to be able to process it real time, how next generation security tools go about prioritization, if it is really feasible to achieve real time identification and mitigation of cyber threats, and if scalability continues to be one of the biggest problems for tooling in large organizations. The duo also tackles the issue of centralizing the data analytics efforts of the AML, Fraud, and Security domains.
June 10, 2019
CNBC Cyber Security Reporter and author of the new book, "Kingdom of Lies", Kate Fazzini joins TF7 Radio once again to talk with Host George Rettas about the biggest problems facing corporate Cyber Security teams today. Fazzini also provided her opinion on why government agencies are struggling with Cyber Security, how we need to better train our workforce to defend against Cyber Security attacks, and what are some of the biggest mistakes Cyber Security companies make with their marketing efforts. Fazzini lets the audience know what inspired her to write her new book, whether or not Cyber Security conferences are still a valuable training tool, and what we should do to attract more women into the Cyber Security workforce. All this and much, much more on Episode #87 of Task Force 7 Radio.
June 3, 2019
CNBC Reporter and author of the new Cyber Security book "Kingdom of Lies", Kate Fazzini appears on Episode #86 of Task Force 7 Radio to discuss the latest accusations by City of Baltimore Officials that the NSA is to blame for the recent ransomeware attack that has crippled their city. Fazzini also talks about the Cyber Security issues in the Mueller Report, election security, the role social media companies play in our national security, and how history has shown us that some Cyber Security practitioners are not very effective at their jobs. Host George Rettas also gets into a detailed discussion with Fazzini about 5G emerging technologies, Huawei, how the controversial company is driving discord between Five Eye nations, and how Cyber Security plays into the recent trade talks between the United States and China. All this and much, much more on Episode #86 of Task Force 7 Radio!
May 27, 2019
William Beer, Partner with EY's Cyber Security Advisory Services, talks about how the Cyber Security Domain can work to enable business in the Digital Transformation Era. Beer gives his expert opinion on the digital and FinTech driven disruption and transformation occurring across the industry, what kind of new technologies he is seeing in the digital space that are disruptive and what kind of impact are they having on the Cyber Security industry, and he discusses the challenges he sees his clients facing today in the Cyber Security Space. Beer also talks about Digital Trust, the importance of speed and agility in Cyber Security, and the importance of managing Third and Fourth Party Risk. In the first segment, Host George Rettas analyzes the recent tariffs imposed on China by President Trump for continuing to steal billions of dollars of IP from United States' companies.
May 20, 2019
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.
May 13, 2019
Twenty-seven year veteran of the United States Navy, Former Navy SEAL, and Founder of the Gethin Group, Ronald Mahrs appears on this week's episode of TF7 Radio to talk about the importance of behavioral risk & coaching in cyber security, assessing human capital risks, and why organizations should invest in protecting its reputation and interests when it comes to personnel selection. Mahrs also talked about what kinds of people problems he has seen during his special operations career and how the screening process is essential to choosing the right personnel to handle sensitive data in your organization. Mahrs provides insight into how the assessment & selection of Special Operations leaders translates to the private sector and how the assessment process is used to identify workforce strengths and potential vulnerabilities that can be used as a predictive tool for performance.
May 6, 2019
Professor David Schwed, the Director of the Cybersecurity Program at the Katz School of Science and Health at Yeshiva University, appears on Episode #83 of TF7Radio to discuss the security of blockchain technology. Professor Schwed talks about the main attack vectors and tactics that are used to compromise blockchain based assets, the methods used to achieve secure cold transactions vs. hot transactions, what are the most underplayed or unaddressed security vulnerabilities with blockchain technology, and is it possible to have both security and convenience at the same time. Professor Schwed also discussed how security has changed over the evolution and adoption of crypto, what are some of the challenges with the API keys for exchange connectivity, and he explains the differences between how bitcoin effectuates multi-sig vs. how ERC20 does it with smart contracts. Learn everything you need to know about blockchain security on this week's episode of TF7 Radio!
April 29, 2019
Ariel Evans, the CEO of Cyber Innovative Technologies and Author of the new book, "Managing Cyber Risk" appears on Episode #82 of Task Force 7 Radio to talk about how to measure Cyber Risk on your digital assets. Evans, who is an expert in measuring and mitigating cyber risk in organizations, talks about how to identify your digital assets, what types of cyber risk maturity models companies should be embracing, and how you should calculate the financial exposure and regulatory risk of a specific digital asset. Evans also defines cyber resiliency, why you should use a digital asset approach to cyber resiliency, and how a company can become more cyber resilient by implementing a proper risk prioritization strategy. She wraps up the show by talking about what professionals should be thinking about when measuring the efficacy of a cyber security program, how you should calculate these metrics, and how to properly use them properly with key stakeholders.
April 24, 2019
It's the episode everyone has been waiting for! One of the most sought after Cyber Security Executive Recruiters in the world, Matt Comyns of Caldwell Partners, appears on Episode #51 of TF7 Radio to talk about how Cyber Security Executives can differentiate themselves when competing for senior positions, how much time executives should spend searching for a job externally vs. internally, and how they can create more opportunities for themselves during a time when the talent crisis rages on. Comyns also talks with host George Rettas on how executives should work with recruiters, what are the best recruiting and retention practices employers should follow to win the talent war, and whether or not in a time where the CISO seems more and more to be the fall person in a thankless job, whether or not the CISO position has turned into a dead end job. Don't miss this episode of Task Force 7 Radio, the Voice of Cyber Security!
April 22, 2019
The Founder and Managing Partner of Boldstart, Ed Sim joins Task Force 7 Radio to talk about how he applies a First Check for Enterprise Technology Entrepreneurs, how he identifies pain in a new startup, and what's hot in the Cyber Security VC market. Sim also gives him opinion on if emerging technologies being built with security in mind, what are the basic cyber security threats and concepts that companies should be worried about, and if smaller companies are at a disadvantage relative to bigger companies in terms of rolling out mature cyber security products and services. And the big question everyone in the VC market is talking about: Is the Cyber Security Industry in a bubble? All this and much, much more on Episode #81 of Task Force 7 Radio!
April 15, 2019
The Chief Analytics Officer of Secure Systems Innovation Corporation, Robert Vescio appears on Episode #80 of Task Force 7 Radio to talk about the economics of measuring and mitigating Cyber Risk. Vescio goes into detail on what he views are the biggest gaps in Cyber Risk Management today, what he thinks Boards wants to know about Cyber Risk, and how CISO's need to change the way they think about Cyber Risk Management. Vescio also talks about the importance of putting a cost to specific cyber incidents, how to overcome the perception that there isn't enough data available to executives to understand the economics of Cyber Risk, and how the industry needs to transform the way it thinks about risk management. He also goes into the specific modules and value proposition of his patented proprietary tool, X-Analytics and how executives are using the tool to size and scope risk in ways that have never been done before. All this and much much more on Episode #80 of TF7 Radio!
April 8, 2019
This week's TF7 Cyber Security Expert Panel discusses all the hype around the crowded solutions market and analyzes the true effectiveness that so many products are having on organization's defense in depth security posture. The Chief Security Officer of Bitgo, Thomas Pageler, the Chief Information Security Officer of Ciena, Andrew Bonillo, and the Chief Security Officer of the National Australia Bank, David Fairman, make up the this week's expert panel. They join TF7 Radio Host George Rettas to discuss the Cyber Security industries fear driven solutions market, how convergent security models in Australia are gaining attention, how companies currently share cyber intelligence with the government and the Five Eye Alliance, and current state of election security around the world. All this and much, much more on Episode #79 of Task Force 7 Radio.
April 1, 2019
Dan Lohrmann, Chief Security Officer for Security Mentor appears on Episode #78 of Task Force 7 Radio to talk about his annual security predictions piece that he does every year for Government Technology Magazine. Lohrmann talks about the top ten security predictions for 2019, what predictions have already come true, and what we should expect to happen in the cyber security space moving into the future. Lohrmann also talks about what disagreements experts and vendors are having regarding the direction of cyber security into the future, what is top of mind for most public sector CIO's for 2019, and he reviews the Top Ten Priority List for the National Association of State CIO's. In the final segment, Lohrmann gives his thoughts on the cyber security talent shortage, the hardest jobs to fill, and how job seekers can obtain a position in cyber security. All this and much more on Episode #78 of Task Force 7 Radio.
March 25, 2019
Former Seal Team 6 member and current Chief Security Officer of OnyxCTS, Marcus A. Capone, joins Episode #77 of Task Force 7 Radio to talk about the convergence of logical and physical security, the obstacles to organizational change, and the consequences of not having end to end optics when it comes to protecting your organization's assets. Capone talks with TF7 Radio hosts about his experiences as a Seal Team 6 Operator, what it takes to be successful both in the military and in business, and if the leadership skills exhibited in military service easily transfer to the private sector when veterans make a transition to senior executive positions. Capone also described how Seal Team 6 members train for Cyber Security events, how important Cyber Hygiene is, and how accountability and support play into the team concept. This and much more on this week's episode of Task Force 7 Radio.
March 18, 2019
Omar Khawaja, the Chief Information Security Officer for Highmark Health, appears on Episode #76 of Task Force 7 Radio to talk about the biggest challenges for CISO's in the industry today, what keeps him up at night, and how he deals with what has become one of the stressful jobs in the country today. Khawaja talks about the importance of leadership, how he manages his time as the chief executive of his organization, and how important it is to balance both tactical and strategic objectives with the limited amount of time he has every day. Khawaja gives valuable insight into the most effective controls he has implemented in his environment, how the talent war is affecting his attrition rate, how he attracts and retains talent for his organization, and how he prioritizes risk when dealing with third party business partners. All this and much much more on this week's episode of Task Force Radio - the Voice of Cyber Security.
March 12, 2019
Do we need a "Moonshot" to solve the Cyber Conundrum? Guest Peter Chronis, the Chief Information Security Officer of Turner, tells the audience why we need a cyber security moonshot to create a new comprehensive strategy to improve security in the digital age. Host George Rettas reviews the recent U.S. Sanctions against Russia and what that means for the America's defense in depth security posture.
March 11, 2019
Special guest Ben Brooks, Special Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Veteran and current Vice President of Cyber Security consulting firm Beryllium, appears on Episode #75 of Task Force 7 Radio to talk about the importance of the NIST Framework, what gaps need to be filled to defend against the ever increasing sophistication of cyber attacks, the security of cloud infrastructures, and the impact of artificial intelligence on the cyber security industry. Brooks also gives his opinion on whether or not the United States is in a Cyber War, what the average person can do strengthen their personal cyber security posture, and why skills and experiences learned from the military translate so well to the cyber security industry. All this and more on this week's episode of Task Force 7 Radio - the Voice of Cyber Security.
March 4, 2019
Host George Rettas and Co-Hosts Tom Pageler and Andy Bonillo break down some of the main themes of the RSA Conference happening out in San Francisco, California this week. They also provide analysis on companies around the world who are choosing to sue their employees who fall for phishing attacks. And a new cyber security law in Thailand that gives the government total control over the internet has privacy rights activist reeling over the wide range of power the new legislation gives the government. All this and much more on this weeks Episode of Task Force 7 Radio - the Voice of Cyber Security.
February 25, 2019
Co-Hosts and former Secret Service Agents Tom Pageler and Andy Bonillo join Host George Rettas in analyzing calls from Democrat Presidential Candidates to strengthen election security. Will the lack of confidence in our election system lead to more political turmoil in the United States? The trio also unpack the world of underground criminal contractors, the increase in sextortion attempts, the battle between good and evil for cyber security talent, and how cyber organized crime groups are colluding and collaborating like Fortune 500 Companies, without all the red tape. How will private sector security companies keep up with their adversaries? And finally, Huawei, a Chinese company accused of using their technology for spying purposes, threatens to bring down the Five Eye Alliance as the UK seems to lean towards using the company to build their 5G networks. What will this mean for the future of intelligence sharing for the most important intelligence alliance in the free world?
February 18, 2019
In the third segment of Episode #72, Host George Rettas and Guest Host and Chief Security Officer of BitGo, Thomas Pageler discuss one of the great mysteries in Cyber Security over the last year: What happened to the 143 million records stolen in the September, 2017 Equifax Breach? The Cyber Security duo also talk about Google's payout of $3.4 Million dollars in Bug Bounty awards for the year 2018, Apple's decision to award a 14 year old for discovering a Group FaceTime Exploit, and a researcher who refuses to help Apple mitigate a vulnerability he discovered in their MacOS system because he doesn't agree with their Bug Bounty policies. The hosts also unpack the situation around the vulnerability of Israel's voting system, they discuss Twitter and Facebook's responsibility in weeding out foreign intelligence agencies who intend on influencing elections of free countries, and they discuss what the United States should do to prevent foreign interference in our election process.
February 14, 2019
Host George Rettas talks with Special Guest Thomas Pageler, former Secret Service Agent and current CSO of Neustar, on the future of Bug Bounties in light of the new Uber revelations. Host George Rettas also kicks off the show with an analysis on a new tax surcharge on California companies that will negatively affect Silicon Valley Cyber Security Companies from innovating and becoming successful.
February 11, 2019
Host George Rettas and Co-Host Thomas Pageler review a variety of Cyber Security current events in the news, including the recent reported death of Gerry Cotten, the CEO of Quadriga who died unexpectedly in India on December 9th of last year. It is reported that Cotten held the majority of the $250 million in assets from 115,000 Quadriga users in cold wallets. He was the only person who held the keys to access a reported $190 million dollars in crypto currency. Rettas and Pageler also talk about the possibility of E-Voting coming to the U.S. and how the recent government sponsored bug bounties in Switzerland could impact E-Voting in other countries, as well as bug bounty business. The Cyber Security Radio Hosts also talk about the scare tactics used by vendors, the affects the government shutdown has had on the cyber security posture of various government agencies, and lastly they take a look at physical security as an effective mitigating control moving into the future.
February 4, 2019
Cyber Security Legal Expert and CNN Commentator Dr. Adriana Sanford joins Episode #70 of Task Force 7 Radio to discuss how EU countries are passing and aggressively enforcing regulatory laws that are affecting the way U.S. Big Tech companies are doing business there. Dr. Sanford and Host George Rettas also discuss the legality of simply posting a photo of your children on social media in some European countries, they compare EU laws to the privacy laws in the United States, they discuss France's tough approach to U.S. Tech companies doing business in their country, and they talk about what type of exposure U.S. companies have for non-compliance. Dr. Sanford also discusses how privacy professionals should prioritize their efforts to compliance, what the effort to establish some regulatory uniformity and harmony looks like, what countries are seeing the highest rate of enforcement actions, and what companies in the U.S. need to be aware of moving into 2019.
January 28, 2019
The Principal Market Growth Strategist for General Dynamics Mission Systems for Cybersecurity, and the IFSEC #2 Global Cyber Security Influencer for 2018, Mr. Chuck Brooks, joins Episode #69 of Task Force 7 Radio to talk all things Cyber Security. Brooks explains the challenges from transitioning from the public sector to the private sector, what his thoughts are on the militarization of cyber security, and the difference between roles in cyber security in the public sector vs. the private sector. Brooks also talks about how emerging threats are affecting businesses, how companies are combating the threats around IoT, Cloud, Mobile, and Third Party risks, and how new technologies being deployed as mitigating controls are introducing new threats into the environment. Brooks also gives his thoughts on the talent crisis and provides career advice to professionals seeking to enter the Cyber Security field.
January 23, 2019
Karim Toubba, the CEO of Kenna Security, discusses why the root cause of so many breaches are coming back to unpatched systems, what companies should do when they learn they are vulnerable to the same type of attacks that are crippling other organizations in the news, and he provides his analysis of how effective tactics used by companies have been thus far in mitigating known vulnerabilities in their systems. Toubba also gives his thoughts on how close we are to automating the remediation of vulnerabilities, how effective are the most popular vulnerability scanning tools used in the marketplace, and how organizations need to properly evaluate risk to understand their real priorities. Host George Rettas also provides commentary on the crippling ransomware attack on the City of Atlanta and the public safety consequences they will face if they decide not to pay the ransom to the attackers.
January 21, 2019
Former Naval Officer, Silicon Valley Executive and Entrepreneur, and current Vice President of Cyber Security of the Institute of World Politics, Dean Lane joins Episode #68 of Task Force 7 Radio to talk about the intersection of politics and Cyber Security. Lane explains what the Institute of World Politics is, what their mission is, and what kind of Cyber Security certificates they offer now for people both currently working in Cyber Security or looking to enter the Cyber Security profession. Lane also takes us through his storied career as both a practitioner and consultant, a naval officer and an entrepreneur, and now as a Cyber Security Executive who is helping to train future Cyber Security professionals in an industry that is experiencing a huge talent crisis. To wrap up the third segment Lane explains what his view of Intelligence is and how he views the value of intelligence both in business and in politics.
January 14, 2019
Dr. Rebecca Wynn, the Head of Information Security & Data Protection for the Matrix Medical Network, appears on Episode #67 of Task Force 7 Radio to talk about some of the most notable global privacy events around the world over the last year. Dr. Wynn gives her thoughts on the recent high profile breaches from a privacy perspective, she reviews the problems facing Facebook, and gives her opinion on Apple's new marketing push to promote themselves as leaders in the privacy space when it comes to users privacy on their IPhones. Dr. Wynn also reviews significant privacy legislations in the United States, EMEA, and APAC and she speaks more in depth on privacy issues and legislation on countries like China and Germany. To wrap on the episode, Dr. Wynn talks about the possibility of overregulation and what privacy executives should be looking to do going into 2019.
January 7, 2019
Fred Kneip, The CEO of CyberGRX and Scott Schneider, the Chief Revenue Officer of CyberGRX both join this episode of Task Force 7 Radio to give an in-depth overview of the cyber security threats and challenges companies face through their third party relationships. These experts opine on the current state of third party cyber risk management, the common problems that most third party risk management programs are experiencing, what's driving the need for enhanced TPCRM programs today, and how companies are structuring their strategy to mitigate third party risk. Kneip and Schneider also explain what level of diligence needs to be performed on each third party and how to determine which control failures could impact you the most, as well as what are the most common mistakes they are seeing in this space. They also give their advice to smaller companies that are being inundated with security questions from the potential clients they want to do business with.
December 31, 2018
Marci McCarthy, the CEO and President of the very popular information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm T.E.N., appears on Episode #65 of TF7 Radio to talk about what Cyber Security skills are in most demand, how important soft skills are in climbing the corporate ladder, and what she is doing to raise the number of minorities and women in the Cyber Security Industry. McCarthy also gives her views on the convoluted solution market, how important personal relationships are in business, and what she sees ahead for 2019 on the regulatory landscape. Don't miss what one of the most connected and respected professionals in the Cyber Security Industry has to say, right here on Episode #65 of Task Force 7 Radio.
December 26, 2018
Director of KPMG's Cyber Security Advisory Services, Richard Kessler, breaks down how a Unified Governance Model can help executives implement effective Cyber Security Strategy in any size of organization. Kessler explains why so many business executives view their engagement with Cyber Security professionals as a challenge instead of an enabler to their business, and lays out a strategy for cyber security executives to overcome those perceptions to engage their peers in Risk, Big Data, Digital Transformation, and other areas to become a trusted broker and partner with the global heads of their peer domains. Kessler discusses why Change Management is so important to organizations, how a thorough understanding of Data Security and Governance can mature your program and even accelerate your career, and why implementing an Agile Enterprise is so imperative to a successful Cyber Security Strategy.
December 24, 2018
Intelligence is arguably the most valuable capability of any Cyber Security Organization. Levi Gundert, former Secret Service Agent and current Vice President of Intelligence and Risk at Recorded Future, joins Task Force 7 Radio to talk about the right way to build a Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) Program, how to avoid common mistakes when building your first CTI program, and how CISO's should measure the efficacy of their intelligence program once they are up and running. Levi also covers how Cyber Security Teams should be measuring risk, how to steer clear of compliance driven intelligence models, and how digital transformations are affecting the enterprise. For those of you looking to make a transition into the Cyber Security Field, Levi opines on what he looks for when he hires intelligence analysts and what young professionals can learn from his career path to Director of one of the most prominent Cyber Intelligence Services in the world at Recorded Future.
December 17, 2018
One of the most experienced and prolific Cyber Investigations Professionals in the world, Mr. Paul Cavicchia, joins Episode #63 of Task Force 7 Radio to talk about the importance of implementing a proactive enterprise wide intelligence function, the process of fusing different kinds of intelligence together to get unique optics into threats to your firm, and how intelligence and investigative reporting should be formatted to promote a risk discussion with line of business executives who routinely make critical business decisions for the firm. Host George Rettas also leveraged Cavicchia's storied career by asking him how he pivoted from Law Enforcement to the private sector, what kind of skills law enforcement officers should emphasize when seeking to make the transition from the public sector the private sector, and how law enforcement officers can leverage their unique skills sets to solve problems and mitigate risks for large Fortune 500 companies.
December 10, 2018
Tomas Maldonado, the Chief Information Security Officer of International Flavors and Fragrances, joins Host George Rettas on Episode #62 of Task Force 7 Radio to share what CISO's around the world are sharing with their Boards, what the recent breaches mean to the industry, and what CISO's should do to navigate a very convoluted vendor market. Maldonado, a very experienced Tier I Cyber Security Professional, also explains what motivated him to get into the Cyber Security Field, how CISO jobs in different sectors vary, and what types of struggles CISO's face as the lead executive of Information Security in both large and small organizations alike.
December 8, 2018
In this TF7 EXTRA Special Episode, Host George Rettas tells you all you need to know about the Quora Breach and opines on some risks to your data that very few news outlets are talking about. Tune in to get briefed on all the information that has been made public today and listen to Rettas break down the main talking points of the breach in a few short minutes.
December 3, 2018
Episode Description Khaled Fattal, Chairman of the MLi Group, and Producer of the new Investigative Program, the Era of the Unprecedented, appears on Episode #60 of Task Force 7 Radio to talk about how the threats around Cyber Security are endangering democracies around the world. Fattal talks about his passion to come with new innovative ideas and solutions to Cyber Threats by bringing his Investigative Program to Universities and Think Tanks around the world and engaging intellectuals through the process of citizen journalism to spur dynamic conversations to solve some of the biggest threats we face today. Don't miss Khaled Fattal talking about his new Investigative Program, The Era of the Unprecedented, on Episode #60 of Task Force 7 Radio.
December 2, 2018
In this TF7 EXTRA Special Episode, Host George Rettas tells you all you need to know about one of the biggest breaches in American history, the Marriott Breach. Tune in to get briefed on all the information that has been made public today and listen to Rettas break down the main talking points of the breach in a few short minutes.
November 26, 2018
Steve Katz, the first person to ever hold the title of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), makes a special appearance on Episode #58 of Task Force 7 Radio to talk all things Cyber Security. Katz chronicles his days as the first industry CISO, telling the audience how he got started in a job that shaped an entire industry, and how he built business relationships to help push his information security agenda. We also tapped into Katz's thoughts on what he is telling his Mentees to do in today’s environment, what recommendations he has for today’s CISO’s, and how he sees the role of the CISO changing now and into the future. Also appearing on the show are Carlos Diaz and Anne Marie Zettlemoyer to talk about TTP0, a non-profit that aims to help companies reset and build custom security operations capabilities that are fit for purpose and fit to meet their companies specific needs.
November 19, 2018
CNBC Cyber Security Reporter Kate Fazzini appears on Episode #57 of Task Force 7 Radio to talk about the reality of companies sharing more information with the Government, if companies who do business in China have mixed loyalties to the U.S., and what are the most real threats in the supply chain that should be addressed. As a former Cyber Security practitioner with the largest financial institution in the country, turned Cyber Security Reporter for one of the biggest television networks in the world, Fazzini has a unique take on the challenges Cyber Security professionals face today. Fazzini gives her opinion on the some of the hottest Cyber Security Vendors in the business, what she thinks will be the biggest Cyber Security business stories in 2019, and what the big technology companies are looking for in their next acquisition.
November 12, 2018
Darren Death, the Vice President of Information Security and the Chief Information Security Officer of ASRC Federal, talks about the importance of Cyber Security Hygiene, how Cyber Security Professionals should partner with internal IT organizations to achieve their mission, and how organizations incur technical debt in IT systems through inaction related to cyber security. Death gives his views on the costs and return on investment related to information security, if cyber security requirements related to information systems are practical, and what he thinks a leader's responsibility is as it relates to Cyber Security in their organization. Don't miss this insightful view of Cyber Security from a world class CISO on Episode #56 of Task Force 7 Radio!
November 5, 2018
Ray Rothrock, the CEO of Redseal and Board Member of cyber security incubator Team 8 appears on Episode #55 of Task Force 7 Radio to talk about his new book, "Digital Resilience - Is Your Company Ready for the Next Cyber Threat" and why Digital Resilience is the only way to win the Cyber Security battle we are all engaged in on a daily basis. Rothrock talks about how every network is vulnerable to a breach, how a company's ability to be resilient is the key factor to whether or not they will survive a crisis, and how moving forward into the future CISO's are going to be judged on how they respond to a breach and not necessarily if they prevent one. Rothrock lays out the consequences of not having a resilient organizational model when a cyber attack occurs, how your DRP and BCP plans tie into your overall Cyber Recovery Plan, and how businesses can actually thrive during a cyber attack. Don't miss Ray Rothrock on Episode #55 of Task Force 7 Radio!
October 29, 2018
Special Guest Michael Fowler, Vice President of Professional Services for DFLabs, appears on Episode #54 of Task Force 7 Radio to talk about how Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response Technologies can force multiply the Incident Response capabilities of any organization. Fowler explains how SOAR technologies work, if they should be expected to take the place of humans, and what he biggest benefits of SOAR technologies are to an existing infrastructure. Fowler gives the audience the straight scoop on what hurdles and challenges organizations should expect when implementing a SOAR platform into their existing infrastructure, and how SOAR can mitigate some of your biggest pain points in the Incident Response Process. If you are interested how SOAR technologies can strengthen your overall crisis management capability of your organization and whether or not you can expedite the implementation of SOAR into your infrastructure, then don't miss Episode #54 of TF7 Radio!
October 22, 2018
Cyber Security Legal Expert Adriana Sanford joins Task Force 7 Radio to discuss the nexus that Cyber Security has with the disturbing trend of terror attacks that have occurred over the last decade that have sent governments all over the world scrambling to protect their national interests. In an inter-connected world, increased security provisions can sometimes be at the expense of individual freedoms. While much has been discussed in the realm of privacy and the basic right to privacy in some countries, our tech companies, executives and lawyers have been exposed to real threats that merit attention, including executives’ concerns with criminal prosecution that results from their employer’s non-compliance with laws of foreign territories. In this segment, we will discuss what role cyber security plays in these battles, and what are the global ramifications of new cyber security legislation during several multi-jurisdictional conflicts under this new security landscape.
October 15, 2018
One of the most successful Cyber Security Executives in the Media and Entertainment Industry, Mike Higgins, appears on Task Force 7 Radio to talk about how he pivoted from government to a consultant and ultimately to being one of the recognized CISO's in the security industry. Mike talks with Host George Rettas about why the Media and Entertainment sector was among the last industries to recognize information security as a real material risk to their business, what kind of growing pains Companies and Executives go through when a firm hires their first CISO, and what are some of the first challenges CISO's face when they take on their first top job. The Cyber Security duo talks about how CISO's overcome these issues, what kind of Board Engagement new CISO's usually have, how CISO's assess the Cyber Security Defense in Depth posture of a company, and how they should incorporate their assessment into their cyber security strategy.
October 8, 2018
It's the episode everyone has been waiting for! One of the most sought after Cyber Security Executive Recruiters in the world, Matt Comyns of Caldwell Partners, appears on Episode #51 of TF7 Radio to talk about how Cyber Security Executives can differentiate themselves when competing for senior positions, how much time executives should spend searching for a job externally vs. internally, and how they can create more opportunities for themselves during a time when the talent crisis rages on. Comyns also talks with host George Rettas on how executives should work with recruiters, what are the best recruiting and retention practices employers should follow to win the talent war, and whether or not in a time where the CISO seems more and more to be the fall person in a thankless job, whether or not the CISO position has turned into a dead end job. Don't miss this episode of Task Force 7 Radio, the Voice of Cyber Security!
October 1, 2018
O. Sami Saydjari, founder of the Cyber Defense Agency and Author of the new book "Engineering Trustworthy Systems - Getting Security Right at The Design Phase, appears on this week's episode of Task Force 7 Radio to talk about all things Cyber Security. Host George Rettas talks with Saydjari on everything from the Cyber Security emerging threats organizations are faced with to what Cyber Warfare would look like for people around the world. Saydjari gives his opinion on what some of the bigger mistakes organizations make when they are engineering their systems, the issues with the confusing Cyber Security solutions landscape, how Cyber Security poses an existential threat to our way of life, and much, much more.
September 24, 2018
Former United States Secret Service Agent and current Executive Vice President of Q6 Cyber, Robert Villanueva, joins Task Force 7 Radio Host George Rettas and Guest Hosts Tom Pageler and Paul Jackson to discuss the importance of implementing a robust Cyber Intelligence capability in your organization. Villanueva, who founded the Secret Service's Cyber Intelligence Section and also led the USSS Miami Electronic Crimes Task Force, talks about how he had the foresight to pioneer intelligence capabilities in the Cyber Space long before anyone else was thinking about it. Villanueva also shares his experiences as an Undercover Secret Service Agent infiltrating Cyber Organized Crime Groups around the world. TF7 Radio Hosts also ask Villanueva questions on today's fast changing threat environment and the challenges organizations face from the scourge of organized crime.
September 17, 2018
Paul Jackson, Managing Director of Kroll's Asia Cyber Risk Practice, joins Task Force 7 Radio to talk about how his work with the Hong Kong Police Force translated into a long successful career as one of the most successful and well known Cyber Crime experts in the world. During his discussion with George Rettas, Jackson takes the audience through his career spanning more than 25 years of service in some of the region’s highest levels of law enforcement and corporate enterprise. Jackson walks through the challenges he has faced in his career, how he pivoted from Law Enforcement in Hong Kong, to the largest Financial Institution in the United States based in New York City, and finally to some of the most well known consultancies across the globe. Jackson provides unique insight into storied career full of chasing bad guys, combating organized crime, protecting critical infrastructures, and teaching and advising others on how to do the same.
September 10, 2018
Host George Rettas and Co-Host Thomas Pageler sit down to discuss Facebook's decision not to replace their CSO, Alex Stamos, after he left the firm in August of this year. The hosts of TF7 Radio discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a complete decentralization of Security in large, high profile organizations like Facebook and analyze the circumstances under which Stamos left the firm and what that means for Facebook's security posture moving into the future. Then, one year after the announcement of the Equifax breach, the hosts discuss the massive confusion in the marketplace surrounding the thousands of cyber security vendors that are fighting for market share. As senior Cyber Security professionals across the industry are clamoring for a consolidation of Cyber Security solutions, large companies are engaging in "platform wars" to build that single pane of glass everyone is looking for.
August 27, 2018
Kevin Trilli, The Chief Product Officer and Interim Chief Technology Officer of Onfido, one of the world's premier Identity Verification Solutions, appears on Task Force 7 Radio to talk about the role of Identity Verification in Cyber Security. Trilli reviews the history of Identity Verification, what new ID verification solutions have emerged, and what types of approaches to ID verification are proving most successful. Trilli also opines on the use of biometrics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning in innovative, disruptive ID verification technologies. And most of all, this episode covers what everyone wants to know: what would digital ID's in mobile wallets look like, what role blockchain has in decentralized ID verification, and what is the future of Identity Verification on an Internet fraught with Cyber Crime, ID Theft, and Fraud. Don't miss this episode of Task Force 7 Radio!
August 20, 2018
Shelley Westman, a Principal and Partner with Ernst and Young's Cyber Security Practice, appears on this week's episode of Task Force 7 Radio to address the issue of attracting and retaining women in the Cyber Security industry. Westman describes her journey to becoming one of the most widely recognized Cyber Security professionals in the industry and a role model for other women looking to climb the ranks to executive positions in technology fields. Westman reviews some statistical data regarding gender diversity in the field, why efforts to attract more women into the space have not produced the desired results executives are looking for, why more women are not choosing careers in technology related fields, and how we need to think differently about this problem as we go forward. In the third segment Westman wraps up by giving her advice on what role companies, universities, organizations, males in the industry, and even parents play in helping to solve this talent crisis.
August 13, 2018
Alain Espinosa, the Director of Security Operations for Online Business Systems and a Board Member for the Infragard National Members Alliance, appears on Task Force 7 Radio to talk about his experiences as a minority climbing the cyber security ranks, what kinds of leadership styles work the best in the Information Security space, and what the top Cyber Security threats are that Cyber Security professionals face in today's complex and ever changing landscape. Alain explains his role at Infragard and how this public/private partnership between the FBI and the Cyber Security community works. He also discusses his own leadership style, how important soft skills are in the technology space, and what we need to do to invest in the next generation of cyber security professionals. And for the entire third segment of the show, Alain breaks down today's top cyber threats around IoT, account takeovers, phishing, social engineering, event and crisis management, and malware.
August 6, 2018
Special Guest Cyber Security Legal Expert Adriana Sanford provides a comprehensive overview of the new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Sanford provides you the information you need to know, in a way that only she can, about the CCPA, what companies are affected by the new law, how many Americans are affected by the new law, and how the CCPA compares to EU's GDPR law. Sanford advises companies how they should begin to prepare for the CCPA and gives her opinion on what cyber security professionals should expect in the privacy space over the next few years. In the third segment of the show, Host George Rettas asked Sanford about how governments are using crypto currencies to avoid sanctions, what effect could the use of crypto currencies have in the flow of money in and out of sanctioned countries, and what U.S. Regulators are doing about it.
July 30, 2018
Eric Huber, the Vice President of International and Strategic Initiatives at the National White Collar Crime Center joins host George Rettas to talk about Crime and Cryptocurrencies. Eric taps his extensive Cyber Crime and Investigations experience in the Cyber Security space to talk about the history of virtual currencies, how blockchain technology is developing, he explains what a 51% percent attack is, and he explains what people mean when they refer to the Internet 2.0. Eric also opines the difference between privacy coins and stable coins, he explains what Monero is and how criminals are using it, and provides his predictions on the future of crypto crimes and what law enforcement needs to do to investigate these complex anonymous transactions. Don't miss this fascinating look into the world of crime and cryptocurrencies from one of the most experienced Cyber Crime Professionals at the NWC3 on this week's episode of Task Force 7 Radio - the Voice of Cyber Security.
July 23, 2018
One of the most successful Cyber Security Executives in the world, Chris Kenworthy, appears on the show to talk about the overcrowded Cyber Security Market, how the market is rapidly changing, how emerging technologies are producing more startups with innovative and disruptive technologies, and what new Cyber Security Startups need to do to survive in this extremely competitive environment. Kenworthy also gives his expert opinion on how emerging technologies are introducing new risk into corporate environments, what cyber risk professionals should be doing about it, how startups should address the problem of overwhelming required managed services for their products, and what it means to be a Cyber Security Engineer in the most demanding talent market in the world. Kenworthy also dishes on his vast experience with over 7 Cyber Security Startups, how he has become so successful, and gives expert advice to professionals seeking a career in the Cyber Security industry.
July 16, 2018
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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