Ep. 125: Are People Leaving Cyber Security Jobs Faster Than The Industry Can Attract New Talent?

March 9, 2020
Hosted by George Rettas

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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.

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George Rettas

George Rettas

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."

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