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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.
129 Episodes
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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