RHEA Group is proud to appoint BGen (Ret’d) Roberto G. Mazzolin as Chief Cyber Security Strategist

BGen (Ret’d) Robert G. Mazzolin, recently retired from the Canadian Armed forces after serving as Vice Director Strategic Plans and Policy and Force Development and Training at United States Cyber Command at the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Maryland, USA, has been appointed Chief Cyber Security Strategist for RHEA Group. The Chief Cyber Security Strategist role will focus on bringing the cybersecurity activities of RHEA Group at the forefront of the cybersecurity industry.

General Mazzolin has a track-record of excellence in the cybersecurity industry. Previous notable appointments include Director General Information Management Operations, responsible for all Canadian Armed Forces and Department of National Defence strategic network, signals intelligence, electronic warfare and cyber operations, the Commander of the Canadian Forces Information Operations Group, the Director Land Command Systems Program Management responsible for the engineering and programme management of the Canadian Army C4ISR system, and Commanding Officer Canadian Forces Station Leitrim and the Canadian Forces Signals Intelligence Operations Centre. 

General Mazzolin has served in a variety of other Command and Staff roles and served as one of the Canadians Forces leading experts in Communications and Information Systems, Signals Intelligence, Network Operations and Electronic Warfare.  

Through his career, he has gained significant international experience in C4ISR and cyber operations in addition to having chaired and participated in a variety of multinational engineering, interoperability and standardization programmes within NATO, the AUSCANZUKUS and related military, government and commercial fora.  

This exposure will contribute to RHEA Group's engagement with an increasingly diverse and expanding community of practice within the space and cyber disciplines as RHEA Group seeks to continue to distinguish itself as a world-leading engineering space and security company delivering security solutions to governments, institutions and to large enterprises, in Europe and North America.

General Mazzolin holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Master of Science with specialization in Electronics and Guided Weapon Systems, Master of Arts in Security and Defence Management and Policy, and a Ph.D. in Engineering Management.  He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario and Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.  He is an Officer of the Canadian Order of Military Merit, and among other awards include the United States Legion of Merit, United States Meritorious Service Medal and the Italian Army Chief of General Staff Commendation for professionalism and courage for actions in Somalia.

We trust General Mazzolin appointment as Chief Cyber Security Strategist will bring our clients and the cybersecurity industry the innovation needed to move forward the awareness and solutions in the field.

About RHEA Group

RHEA Group is a world-leading space system engineering and security organization delivering security solutions to large enterprises, governments and institutions in Canada and Europe. RHEA Group’s experts are certified security engineers offering a comprehensive security portfolio built on a ‘security by design’ approach.

RHEA Group is writing a new chapter in the security industry leveraging its space industry knowledge and capabilities by providing the European Space Agency (ESA) with the first cyber range for space assets.

Moreover, the company’s security division used its most advanced technologies and security methodology to support NATO in the development of CIICS, a transatlantic security program for collaboration in cyber defense.

RHEA Group’s comprehensive security services portfolio includes threats and risk assessments, emission security, vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, security by design analysis and support, network monitoring and scanning, cyber forensics, certification and accreditation, and staff training and augmentation.

The company is the creator of Starlings Soar, a revolutionary non-invasive system to quantify and manage cyber-risk and of rapidPHIRE the cyber threat-hunting platform that provides situational awareness and remediation of cyber threats.

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