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Global Cyber Alliance: 'A Coalition of the Angry'

Phil Reitinger on Why Cybersecurity Leaders Are 'Mad as Hell and Won't Take it Anymore'

Phil Reitinger, president of the Global Cyber Alliance, wants to make one thing clear: This new group is not a coalition of the willing; it's a coalition of the angry. How, then, does the Alliance plan to channel its powerful energy?

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In a video interview at RSA Conference 2016, Reitinger discusses:

  • The unique mission of the Global Cyber Alliance;
  • How the alliance will channel emotion into action;
  • How to meet the objective of measuring systemic risk.

Reitinger's first exposure to cybersecurity was toward the end of the last century, as deputy chief of the computer crime section at the U.S. Department of Justice. He served as executive director of the Defense Department Cyber Crime Center at the start of the millennium before joining Microsoft as chief trustworthy infrastructure strategist. During the first two years of the Obama administration, Reitinger held two key posts at the Department of Homeland Security: deputy undersecretary and director of the National Cybersecurity Center. Sony tapped Reitinger as its first CISO in 2011 after hackers victimized the entertainment conglomerate's PlayStation network. Since leaving Sony in 2014, Reitinger has served as a non-resident senior associate in the strategic technologies program at the think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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Tom Field

Tom Field

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Field is an award-winning journalist with over 30 years experience in newspapers, magazines, books, events and electronic media. A veteran community journalist with extensive business/technology and international reporting experience, Field joined ISMG in 2007 and currently oversees the editorial operations for all of ISMG's global media properties. An accomplished public speaker, Field has developed and moderated scores of podcasts, webcasts, roundtables and conferences, and he has appeared at RSA Conference and on various C-SPAN, The History Channel and Travel Channel television programs.

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