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Task Force 7 Radio is the Voice of Cyber Security around the globe. We feature up to date insights and analysis by preeminent cyber security professionals on the most important cyber security issues affecting your life today.
Although the world of cyber security can be complex, our focus is to explain highly technical subject matter in non-technical terms. We cover topics that are of vital interest to the cyber security expert yet also will appeal to the novice interested in learning more about cyber security and new threats affecting the social, political, business, and economic concerns of our world.
We explore a wide range of controversial issues that you won’t want to miss each week. Task Force 7 Radio is broadcast live every Monday at 8 PM Eastern Time, 5 PM Pacific Time, on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.
135 Episodes
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.
Many people in the Cyber Security profession aspire to be the Chief Information Security Executive of their organization some day. Listen to the Chief Information Security Officer of Ciena, Andy Bonillo describe his journey from humble beginnings to becoming a CISO on Episode #114 of Task Force 7 Radio. Mr. Bonillo talks about how the totality of the learnings throughout his life and his experiences as a police officer and Secret Service Agent helped to shape his Information Security career. He also talks about his transition from the government to the private sector and provides some sound advice for government employees who are looking to do the same.
Global Cyber Security Leader and Author Michael Oberlaender appears on Episode #135 of TF7 Radio to talk about how CISO’s can succeed in the Cyber Security industry. Oberlaender, a frequent speaker and well-versed Cyber Security expert with experience across several different verticals, talks specifically about Information Security Strategy, Tactics, and Leadership that can make the difference for any organization’s Chief Security Officer. Oberlaender describes some of the most important mistakes when identifying and responding to some of the most recent high profile breaches, breaks down the different threat actors involved, provides some examples of their tools, tactics, and procedures, and unpacks some specific strategies to combat the bad guys. All this and much, much more on this Episode #135 of Task Forde 7 Radio.
Global Business Information Security Officer at CBRE, Patrick Benoit, appears on Episode #134 to talk about how professionals looking to get into Cyber Security, as well as professionals already in Cyber Security can use non-technical skills to significantly propel their career forward. Patrick talks about the importance of influence and persuasion with getting both the technology and the business moving to accomplish a common mission, what the key areas of process and improvement are that make the BISO role important and successful within the business, and how the role of the security executive is evolving. Patrick also opines on the pros and cons to professional certifications, why the demand for cybersecurity professionals is outpacing the supply, and if artificial intelligence and machine learning will affect the “shortage” of talent in cybersecurity. All this and much, much more on Episode #134 of Task Force 7 Radio.
The Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for Visionworks, Mr. Sean Walls breaks down the Top 5 Foundational Programs every CISO should prioritize to be successful. Mr. Walls also talks about what how to build an Information Security Program, how compliance can help drive your security posture, and what he has learned from the COVID-19 crisis. Walls also unpacks the difference between Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, what is the true value of a Third Party Risk Assessment, and how companies should better leverage emerging technologies to better defend against Cyber Threats. We close the show by asking Mr. Walls what are the three things an organization can do to better protect themselves from Cyber Security Threats. All this and much more on Episode #133 of Task Force 7 Radio.
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.
Ranulf Green, the Head of Context Information Security's US based Cyber Security Consultancy Business, appears on Episode #132 of Task Force 7 Radio to break down the risks of using cloud based collaboration and teleconferencing systems, what due diligence companies should perform to assess the security of cloud based services, and whether or not the recent pandemic complicates your current cloud migration plan. Ranulf also explains the security benefits for cloud vs. on premise infrastructures, what are the most important things to secure when architecting a cloud infrastructure, and how you should manage account credentials for cloud services. Ranulf helped define a hybrid cloud infrastructure, what additional security impacts this architecture can have, and how supply chain attacks can affect a cloud deployment. All this and much more on Episode #132 of Task Force 7 Radio.
Cyber Security Legal Expert and Senior Fellow with the Center of Intelligence and National Security at the University of Oklahoma, Adriana Sanford appears on Ep. #131 of TF7 Radio to unpack a variety of different concerns across the cyber security space as a result of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sanford talks about the current request to telecommunications carriers to provide users location data for pandemic research and what that means both from a legal perspective and a security perspective. Sanford also breaks down Uber's recent lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles regarding handing over the location and other data about their scooter rentals. And she also opines on topics everyone is asking about: can your COVID-19 disposition affect your work status, whether or not businesses can legally check your temperature without your consent, and whether or not they are required to notify you if they shared your location or medical data with a government agency.
Founder of Walrus Security and Professor of Computer Science at New York University, Mr. Michael Walfish appears on Episode #130 of Task Force 7 Radio to discuss his extensive research and development with secure system designs, verifiable sourcing, and probabilistic proofs. Walfish discusses any current uses of probabilistic proofs, if they are currently in use and commercialized, and what future applications may look like. Walfish also discussed the problem of business email compromise (BEC) and how it often leads to payment fraud, how to protect yourself against this type of fraud, and what type of best practices companies should implement to mitigate this type of cyber crime.
The Founder of Rabbit Seventy7 and Host of Down the Security Rabbit Hole Podcast, Rafal Los appears on Episode #129 of TF7 Radio to talk about the skill sets a CISO should have, what types of skills are most important, and at what point is it important for information security professionals to pivot in order to continue progressing in their career. Mr. Los also spoke about the greatest turning points in Cyber Security over the last 20 years, what he thinks was the biggest non-technology evolution has been over the last two decades, as well as what has been the most revolutionary technology in the space. All this and much, much more on Episode #129 of Task Force 7 Radio.
The CEO of Cyber Risk International and Advisor to CISO’s around the world, Mr. Paul Dwyer appears on Episode #128 to talk about how the enormous challenges of the Coronavirus Pandemic are affecting the Cyber Security Industry. Mr. Dwyer also spoke about the importance of basic cyber hygiene defenses, what constitutes cyber hygiene, and how these defenses can stop most cyber attacks. Host George Rettas also asked Mr. Dwyer what he thought about information from social media and the major news outlets and how Cyber Security plays a part in controlling the information, the narrative, and eventually our democracy. Is our democracy in the hands of Cyber Threat Actors? Mr. Dwyer also opined on why it is important for a CISO to understand geopolitical issues and what role geopolitics plays in Global Cyber Security policy. The pair wrapped up the show in third segment by talking about ways to protect children from online predators.
One of the most well known professionals and arguably the most connected individual in the Cyber Security Industry, the Chairman and Founder of SINET, Robert Rodriguez appears on Episode #127 of Task Force 7 Radio to talk about how he is facilitating immensely successful partnerships between the private sector, the public sector, and academia to combat cyber threats across the globe. Rodriguez talks about how important these partnerships are, how they advance innovation in the cyber market, and how he creates value for the cyber community on a daily basis. He also opines on how he raises awareness among so many different entities in the Cyber Security ecosystem and what entrepreneurs should be thinking about when they start their companies. All this and much, much more on Episode #127 of Task Force 7 Radio.
The Former Deputy Assistant Director of the United States Secret Service and the first Presidentially Appointed White House Technology Liaison to the Obama Administration, Dr. Ron Layton appears on Episode #126 of Task Force 7 Radio to give his opinion perspective on the history, future and advice on how to deploy a converged physical and cyber security model. He discusses leadership during the 4th industrial revolution, his journey into law enforcement and eventually to being one of the top leaders in the Secret Service. All this and much, much more on Episode #126 of Task Force Radio.
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.
The President of CyberSourcing and Advisor to Task Force 7 Inc., Jay VanDerwerken appears on Episode #125 of Task Force 7 Radio to get his opinion on whether the unprecedented jobs forecast for the Cyber Security market is accurate, what we should do about the Cyber Security workforce shortage in the US, and find out whether or not we will ever be able to staff all the unfilled positions that currently exist. Jay also opined on whether or not he thinks that people are leaving the Cyber Security industry faster than employers are attracting new talent, and whether or not the inability for companies to staff Cyber Security positions on a mass scale is contributing to a threat to the National Security of the United States. All this and much, much more on Episode #125 of Task Force Radio.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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