22nd Century World is managed and updated by George Platsis. George focuses on projects related to business development, risk/crisis management, and cybersecurity. For over 15 years, he has worked with the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors to address their strategic, operational, and training needs. All postings are written by George, unless otherwise indicated.
Currently, the majority of his work focuses on “the people side” challenges associated with cyber and information security. He assists organizations perform strategic risk analyses and threat assessments, focusing on human vulnerability issues, such as technical inexperience/illiteracy, social engineering, and susceptibility to information warfare/operations. As well, he assists clients evaluate the “business side” of cyber security solutions in an age of increasing costs. He creates custom-designed educational products and workshops, has been published, is a regular commentator, and public speaker.
He serves as the Chief Administrative Officer at SRI Professionals, a bi-national private consultancy that advises organizations of emerging threats, risk identification and prevention measures. Additionally, he is a Senior Associate of the Cyber Risk Communications Practice at Susan Davis International/SDICyber.
As a strategic communicator, he presents complex issues in a straightforward manner that is understood by a wide variety of audiences. By drawing on a wide array of experiences and his interdisciplinary training, he is able to develop and present solutions for complex and rapidly-changing environments. He has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration (Honors) and has graduate degrees in Business Administration, Disaster & Emergency Management, Law, and Cybersecurity. He has also completed the following executive education programs: National Security Management Course (Syracuse University), Senior Executives in National and International Security (Harvard University), and Cybersecurity: The Intersection of Policy and Technology (Harvard University).
He is the recipient of the 2013 Deloitte LLP Cyber Security Award (Washington, DC), has testified before Canadian Parliament Standing Committees, and is an official Delegate of the United Nations representing a NGO, with membership of over 6,000 persons worldwide, in Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC at the NGO Committee for the Status of Women (New York). In March 2017, he was elected Chair of the NGO Committee for Education, Learning and Literacy, a Substantive Committee body of CoNGO (The Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations).