Ep. 52: Expert Advice From An Experienced CISO
October 15, 2018
Hosted by George Rettas
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.
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George Rettas is one of the most well-known cyber security professionals in the world with extensive experience practicing cyber security in both the public and private sectors, Mr. Rettas is a serial entrepreneur, serving as the CEO and President of Task Force 7 Radio, LLC, and Task Force 7 Technologies, Inc. a company focusing on building the world’s first and only Professional Cyber Security Social Network. Mr. Rettas is also the President and CEO of Code X Entertainment, LLC, a company focused on producing television, movies, literary, digital, and merchandising products.
Mr. Rettas has worked for 12 years as a Managing Director and Partner in some of the world’s largest financial institutions holding executive management positions in cyber security operations, administration, and program management functions. He created the first Cyber Security Intelligence function in the financial services sector and detected some of the most prolific breaches in recent history, including Target breach and the JPMorgan Chase breach.
Mr. Rettas also served as a former Special Agent with the United States Secret Service, where he was the co-founder of the Newark Field Office Electronic Crimes Task Force. He is the author of the first Title III Wire Tap on an internet-facing computer network in United States history and he worked what is considered the most prolific criminal investigation in the history of the Secret Service in “Operation Firewall."