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The FBI are heavily involved in cyber-security both from the response and investigation standpoints. In this very informative interview, we discuss cyber-breaches and threat actors with former Special Agent in Charge of the Special Operations/Cyber Division of the FBI’s New York Office. Leo Taddeo is now at Cryptzone where he’s the Chief Security Officer. This tenth podcast from PreparedEx comes at a vital time for cyber-security as attacks are become all too common throughout both the private and public entities.
Mr. Taddeo, former Special Agent in Charge of the Special Operations/Cyber Division of the FBI’s New York Office, is responsible for analyzing the cybersecurity market to help shape Cryptzone’s vision for security solutions. Taddeo provides deep domain insight into the techniques, tactics and procedures used by cybercriminals, to help Cryptzone continue to develop disruptive solutions that enable customers to defend against advanced threats and breaches. Mr. Taddeo received his degree in applied physics in 1987 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. After completing his studies at Rensselaer, Mr. Taddeo served as a tank officer in the US Marine Corps. In 1991, he was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal for valor for his service in the Gulf War. Following his service in the Marines, Mr. Taddeo earned a Juris Doctor from St. John’s University. Upon graduation, he joined the law firm of Mound, Cotton & Wollan in New York, where he practiced in the field of civil litigation until entering on duty with the FBI. Mr. Taddeo is a graduate of the CISO Executive Program at Carnegie Mellon University. He also maintains the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and GIAC Certified Incident Handler certifications.