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How Can We Simplify Cyber Defense?

GCA President Philip Reitinger on Tackling Complexity
Philip Reitinger, president and CEO, Global Cyber Alliance

The overlying problem in cybersecurity is scale and the complexity that comes from that scale, says Philip Reitinger, president and CEO of the Global Cyber Alliance. He says we need to simplify how we defend ourselves and "give individuals and companies products that meet them where they are."

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2022, Reitinger also discusses:

  • The state of cybersecurity today;
  • Where we are improving and what we need to do differently as an industry;
  • Updates from the Global Cyber Alliance.

In 2009, Reitinger was appointed to serve as the Deputy Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate and the Director of the National Cyber Security Center in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In these roles, he led the department’s efforts to reduce risks across physical and cyber infrastructures and coordinated public and private sector responses to cyber security incidents. Earlier in his government career, Reitinger was the first executive director of the U.S. Department of Defense's Cyber Crime Center, which provides electronic forensic services and supports cyber investigative functions. He also served as deputy chief of the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he was one of the first dedicated cybercrime prosecutors in the Criminal Division.


About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, ISMG Productions

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.




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