Come hear renowned cyber security expert Leo Taddeo in a briefing on the latest security threats.
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Lessons Learned From Recent Breaches
Cybercrime is on the rise because it’s low risk and high profit. What can the government and private sector learn from recent breaches to reverse the risk and reward calculation in favor of the defender? Leo Taddeo, currently Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Cyxtera Technologies, shares his insights on the threat landscape, hacker motivations, technology, and the government’s efforts to create a credible deterrent. From the massive hack of JP Morgan Chase in 2014 to the bank of Bangladesh heist of 2016, Mr. Taddeo will discuss the hackers behind the keyboards and how we can focus on strategies to change their behavior. Leo is the former Special Agent in Charge of the Special Operation/Cyber Division of the FBI’s New York office and a frequent cybersecurity source for business, IT security and global news outlets, such as: Bloomberg, CNBC, CSO Online, Dark Reading, Fortune, New York Times, Washington Post and more.
Leo Taddeo is responsible for oversight of Cyxtera’s global security operations, investigations and intelligence programs, crisis management, and business continuity processes. He provides deep domain insight into the techniques, tactics and procedures used by cybercriminals, to help Cyxtera continue to develop disruptive solutions that enable customers to defend against advanced threats and breaches.
Taddeo is the former Special Agent in Charge of the Special Operations/Cyber Division of the FBI’s New York Office. In this role, he directed over 400 special agents and professional support personnel conducting cyber investigations, surveillance operations, information technology support, and crisis management. Previous responsibilities focused on FBI international operations, including service as a Section Chief in the International Operations Division, where he managed operations in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
Taddeo received a B.S. in applied physics in 1987 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. After completing his studies, 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, Taddeo earned a J.D. 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 duty with the FBI. Taddeo is a graduate of the CISO Executive Program at Carnegie Mellon University. He maintains the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and GIAC Certified Incident Handler certifications.