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SolarWinds, Ransomware and the State of the Industry

Philip Reitinger of Global Cyber Alliance on How We Can Fix This Mess We're In
Philip Reitinger, president and CEO, Global Cyber Alliance

In the past six months alone, we've seen the SolarWinds attack, the Microsoft Exchange Server exploits and the Colonial Pipeline ransomware strike. The threats are more imminent than ever. But Philip Reitinger of the Global Cyber Alliance believes strongly: We created this mess, and we can fix it.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group as part of its RSA Conference 2021 coverage, Reitinger discusses:

  • How threat actors have changed their game;
  • The impact of threats on midsized enterprises;
  • GCA's current and pending initiatives.

Reitinger is president and CEO of the Global Cyber Alliance, a nonprofit organization focused on eradicating systemic cybersecurity risks. He also serves on the advisory boards of several companies, mentors startups and is a senior associate (nonresident) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He formerly held senior cybersecurity positions at VisionSpear LLC, Sony and Microsoft. In addition, in 2009 Reitinger was appointed as the deputy undersecretary for the national protection and programs directorate at the Department of Homeland Security. He also served as the first executive director of the Department of Defense's cybercrime center and as deputy chief of the computer crime and intellectual property section at the Department of Justice.


About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.




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