December 26th: Lou Interviews Jeff Mueller and Steve Sullivan

Lou interviews Jeff Mueller and Steve Sullivan. Jeff graduated from the US Naval Academy where he spent 11 years as a Naval Officer. He then spent nearly 22 years in the FBI in Chicago working violent crimes as a SWAT team agent and sniper. Post 9/11 he worked counter terrorism. Ended up running the protection of critical infrastructure in the United States and internationally in France. Post retirement he started a global security company. Jeff and Steve formed a new company partnering new to market security technologies called Prevenitas. 

Steve’s background is in cyber. Started off in IBM and then started working with one of the big agencies in Washington. He put together a technology team to focus on unstructured data. The biggest asset that Jeff and Steve feel they have are their children and they’re trying to protect the children of the future and make the world a better place. 

They discuss securing the learning environment for our children with the volume of recent mass shootings; including malls, movie theaters, and houses of worship. So how can technology help? They have a safe and school program that focuses on prevention. 

They talk about the US OPEN and the concerns that they had with security regarding drones. What can be done about drones? Can we shoot them down? Are they hostile? What can be done legally regarding drones? With 90% of drones coming from China how can you identify them?

How do they prevent hackers? How can we prevent something like The Colonial Pipeline from happening again? A penetration test is done to ensure a company doesn’t have any vulnerabilities.

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