MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Easy Solutions, the Total Fraud Protection® company, today announced that Leo Taddeo, former Special Agent in Charge of the Special Operations/Cyber Division of the FBI’s New York Office, has joined the company’s board of advisors.
Taddeo currently serves as the Chief Security Officer for Cryptzone. Prior to joining Cryptzone, Taddeo led more than 400 agents and professional support staff in cyber investigations, surveillance operations, information technology support and crisis management for the FBI. He oversaw high profile cases, including Silk Road, Blackshades and JP Morgan.
“Leo brings a tremendous amount of government and international expertise and relationships to Easy Solutions, at a time of significant growth for the company,” said Ricardo Villadiego, CEO of Easy Solutions. “We are thrilled to have a cybersecurity expert of his caliber joining the team as we make inroads into public sector and private companies across the globe.”
Previously, Taddeo served as a Section Chief in the International Operations Division, where he managed FBI operations in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Taddeo has held various roles of increasing responsibilities in the field, including supervising a joint FBI/New York City Police Department Joint Terrorism Task Force and serving as the Legal Attaché in Rome, Italy.
“Organized cybercrime today is a highly sophisticated, global supply chain,” said Taddeo. “Fraud has fewer borders than ever, and companies must take a multi-layered approach in order to protect themselves and their customers from becoming victims. I am pleased to be joining Easy Solutions’ distinguished board of advisors, who are helping guide the company through today’s increasingly sophisticated fraud landscape.”
After receiving his degree in applied physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1987, Taddeo served as a tank officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. In 1991, he was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal for valor for service in the Gulf War. Taddeo then earned a Juris Doctor from St. John’s University and joined the New York law firm of Mound, Cotton & Wollan, where he practiced civil litigation until entering the FBI.
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.
Taddeo joins Easy Solutions’ existing board of advisors members, who bring significant experience in banking, information security and international payments to the company. They are as follows:
- Juan Del Busto, the former regional executive of the Miami Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and current chairman and CEO of Del Busto Capital Partners, Inc.
- Stephen Gant, VP and Managing Director of Modulo's International Operations. Gant previously served as Vice President of Business Development and Product Management, VP of Worldwide Consulting and Education, as well as VP of Latin American Operations for ISS.
- John Hardy is one of the foremost electronic banking experts in the United Kingdom, and CEO of LINK Interchange Network Ltd, the only ATM network in the UK and the busiest ATM transaction switch in the world.
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Easy Solutions is a security provider focused on the comprehensive detection and prevention of electronic fraud across all devices, channels and clouds. Our products range from fraud intelligence and secure browsing to multi-factor authentication and transaction anomaly detection, offering a one-stop shop for end-to-end fraud protection. The online activities of more than 75 million customers at 280 leading financial services companies, security firms, retailers, airlines and other entities in the US and abroad are protected by Easy Solutions Total Fraud Protection® platform.
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