George Platsis

For over 15 years George Platsis has worked with the private, public, and non-profit sectors to address their strategic, operational, and training needs. Professionally, he has worked on projects related to business development, risk/crisis management, resilience, cyber and information security, and cultural relations.  He also creates custom-designed educational products and workshops, has been published, is a regular commentator, and public speaker.

Currently, his professional efforts focus on human factor vulnerabilities related to cybersecurity, information security, and data security by separating the network and information risk areas. Some of the issues he tackles include: business continuity, resilience strategies, social engineering, insider threats, psychological warfare, data manipulation and integrity and information dominance.  He is a team member of SDI Cyber, based in Washington, DC.

In the non-profit community, his current efforts focus on women’s rights, military and veteran affairs, and youth leadership development.

He has separate graduate degrees in: Business Administration, Disaster and Emergency Management, Law, and Cybersecurity. His executive education and certifications include: National and International Security, Cybersecurity, Emergency First Response, Emergency Communications, and Business Continuity, Cryptography, and Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence.

George represents a NGO in Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC (United Nations) at the NGO Committee for the Status of Women (New York) since 2014 and is the Chair of the NGO Committee on Education, Learning and Literacy (2017-2019).