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The Gate 15 Pod: EP 5

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The Gate 15 Pod: EP 5

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Nerd Out! Security Panel Discussion: EP 5. Discussing Venues
On this month's Nerd Out! Security Panel Discussion, Dave Pounder hosts Joe Levy, Bridget Johnson and Travis Moran to talk about venue security and what it means in the coming months with the upcoming election and various outdoor events. The group also talks about drones, wildfires, and touches on National Insider Threat Awareness Month ( Joe Levy is the chairman of the International Associate of Venue Managers (IAVM) Venue Safety and Security Committee. IAVM website Venue Safety and Security committee contact information: LinkedIn Profile: Travis Moran is the Vice President of Operations at Welund North America. Twitter: @dronin_on  Bridget Johnson is the Managing Editor for Homeland Security Today. In addition her contributions on Homeland Security Today (, they are also running a series of webinars (Webinar signups, Twitter: @BridgetCJ
September 22, 2020
The Cybersecurity Evangelist: EP3 - "Am I Doing Enough?" Part 1
I am joined by Shay Trembley on the third episode of The Cybersecurity Evangelist (TCE). Shay and I discuss practical tips to the question “Am I doing enough?” We begin our chat with a very real-world incident that nearly cost a small-town water utility $3.2M in fraudulent wire transfers. Then we make a quick nod to two very “human-oriented” awareness initiatives before wading in to what I am calling on this episode, “the 5 P’s of basic cybersecurity” to help make sure you ARE doing enough! Resources discussed on this episode: KnowBe4 Mac Help for Mom (the content has not been updated in awhile, but is still useful for “mom” ;-) ) National Insider Threat Awareness Month National Cyber Security Awareness Month Sun Tzu’s The Art of War - For more discussion on The Art of War and cybersecurity, you might enjoy this post, Sun Tzu’s ‘The Art of War’ for Cybersecurity
September 18, 2020
The Risk Roundtable: EP 11. Protests and Security Awareness Months
In the latest episode of the Risk Roundtable, Andy leads Jen, Jorhena and Dave through a myriad of topics including the latest protest activity and what it means for organizations, as well as doing their part in promoting the latest Insider Threat Awareness Month, National Preparedness Month and the upcoming Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Protest activities can take on a life of their own and create challenges for organizations and their respective security teams. The team digs into how awareness and understanding can help them address these challenges that don't fit into the one-size-fits-all model of past protests. Resources: Insider Threat Awareness Month Scenario Cards: Insider Threat Awareness Month: National Preparedness Month: Cybersecurity Awareness Month:  What’s Your Plan? James DeMeo:  Tesla Insider Threat Department Of Justice Announcement:  Cisco Insider Threat Incident:
September 1, 2020
The Gate 15 Interview: EP 3. Disinformation, Misinformation… Too Much Information!?!
In this episode of The Gate 15 Interview, Andy Jabbour talks with Michael Klein, a K-12 IT Director and a leader for CTI League’s Disinformation Team, and Lee Foster, Senior Manager, Information Operations Analysis, with FireEye Intelligence. The group discusses: What we mean by the terms “misinformation” and “disinformation;” Information operations with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic; Geopolitical and domestic political interests and issue manipulation; Election disinformation, past, present and future; Ideas on deepfakes and the use of Synthetic Media; And Andy manages to work in another musical reference.
August 24, 2020
Nerd Out! Security Panel Discussion: EP 4.
Join Dave, Bridget Johnson, Travis Moran, and Jon Crosson as they talk about the latest security matters. Following up on the last episode, the panel discussed the cancellations of NCAA conference fall sports seasons including the increasingly popular College Football schedule. That was a smooth transition into the innovative ways networks have covered sports and if there was any type of innovation to the security sector. Could organizations replicate security "fans" or "crowd noise" - is that even a thing? And then we looked at the challenges within the healthcare sector and talked about how mental health and a future vaccine could impact security or fuel conspiracy theories. Jon Crosson works at the Health-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (H-ISAC). Their website ( includes a paper on information sharing best practices. Travis Moran is the Vice President of Operations at Welund North America. Twitter: @dronin_on Bridget Johnson is the Managing Editor for Homeland Security Today. In addition her contributions on Homeland Security Today (, they are also running a series of webinars (Webinar signups, Twitter: @BridgetCJ 
August 18, 2020
The Cybersecurity Evangelist - Demystifying Cybersecurity Myths - Part 2
This month we are airing part two of the inaugural episode of The Cybersecurity Evangelist where Travis Farral and I finish demystifying cybersecurity myth #2 and #1. Listen to find out where the term “hacking” came from, and more about different types of “hackers”…including the good ones. Travis and I also give a quick nod to our inner geek. We wrap up the discussion with how we are ALL targets of opportunity - even if we don’t have an online presence - and why it is important to overcome the “it won’t happen to me mindset.” Finally, Travis leaves us with his final thought: spend a few minutes trying to educate yourself on ways you can protect your family.
August 11, 2020
The Risk Roundtable: EP 10 - Geopolitics, Partnerships and Information Sharing
On the latest Risk Roundtable, the Gate 15 team discusses geopolitics and the impacts they have had on businesses around the world. Listen to Andy, Jorhena, Jen and Dave then get into partnerships and the need to rely on trusted relationships and information sharing. But they couldn't escape COVID and they weighted in on the impact it has had on sports leagues while hearing Andy's hope for his favorite football team.
August 4, 2020
The Gate 15 Interview: EP 2
In the newest episode of The Gate 15 Interview, Andy Jabbour talks with Errol Weiss, Chief Security Officer with the Health Information Sharing & Analysis Center (Health-ISAC). In their discussion Errol and Andy discuss the evolving cyber threat landscape - from those aimed at the healthcare community, the development of blended threats, ransomware, some of the cybersecurity challenges relating to COVID-19, and more. They also talk about the the benefits and challenges of information sharing and collaboration, and what it takes to make it successful. 
July 27, 2020
Nerd Out! Security Panel Discussion: EP 3
In the latest episode, Dave is joined by Bridget Johnson, Travis Moran and Chuck Eglic to talk over the latest security matters. Teeing up with sports in the world of COVID, the group then "nerds out" about drones of the suicide variety, extremism and disinformation. Some references mentioned in the pod: Bridget's article on conspiracy theories: START Report: Drones:
July 22, 2020
The Cybersecurity Evangelist: EP 1 - Demystifying Cybersecurity Myths
Welcome to the inaugural episode of The Cybersecurity Evangelist - a cybersecurity podcast for everyone. On the last Gate 15 Risk Roundtable (Ep 9), I eluded to following up on the topic of ransomware for this first episode. But after some deliberation, I thought a better place to start a new podcast on cybersecurity and how it is relevant to everyone, was to myth bust some commonly held beliefs. This episode is part 1 of 2, where I phish for answers by demystifying some myths with help from Travis Farral, including how cybersecurity is more than just a technology/computer problem, how increasing your cyber hygiene and security posture does not have to cost a lot of money, and how easy it is to buy a kit or an application if you are looking to launch your miscreant career! Some great resources mentioned in today's episode to help you understand more about the cyber threats that we all face everyday and to help you increase your cyber hygiene include: Verizon's Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR) Center for Internet Security (CIS) Critical Security Controls
July 21, 2020
The Risk Roundtable: EP 9
The people have spoken! The Gate 15 Pod has now become the Risk Roundtable. In this episode the gang is back at it again. Andy, Jorhena, Jen and Dave talk about extremism going mainstream, the continuously evolving threat of ransomware (double extortion, cartels, and encryption), as well as issues with reopenings around the world and the possible security implications. So much to get into that you may miss Jen pushing her new podcast - The Cybersecurity Evangelist (out next week!). Plus Jorhena giving a shout out to a co-worker.
July 7, 2020
The Gate 15 Interview: EP 1
In this inaugural Gate 15 interview podcast, Andy Jabbour talks with Jorhena Thomas on her recent post “Intel Community, Our Turn is Coming,” as they discuss informed, inclusive analysis as well as related thoughts on current racial tensions, protests, biases, the threat environment, and how we, as individuals and as a community, can strive towards being our best.
June 25, 2020
Nerd Out! Security Panel Discussion: EP 2
Nerd Out is stepping out on its own. Dave Pounder is taking his band of merry men and women to discuss various security topics and show their true “nerd” related to security matters. In this episode Dave is again joined by Andy Jabbour and Travis Moran and they welcome in Tamara Herold to discuss the latest protests, what some of the takeaways are related to impacts on organizations and where protests in general go from here. Our Panelists: Tamara D. Herold, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Graduate Director, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Director, Crowd Management Research Council Department of Criminal Justice Travis Moran, Welund North America Vice President of Operations Email | Website | twitter: @dronin_on Andy Jabbour, The Gate 15 Company Managing Director / Founder twitter: @gate_15_analyst David Pounder, The Gate 15 Company twitter: @dpounder
June 9, 2020
The Risk Roundtable: EP 8
In this episode Andy, Jen and Dave welcome Jorhena Thomas to the pod to discuss protests, disinformation, reopening and what impacts they may mean for organizations. The team also banters about naming the pod as well as share a little “inside baseball” hurricane poll even though Andy doesn’t care much for baseball.
June 1, 2020
Nerd Out! Security Panel Discussion: EP 1
In this new episode we bring the Gate 15 Pod crew together to discuss security concerns around the re-opening of many business around the world on the physical security and cyber security side.
May 18, 2020
The Gate 15 Pod: EP 7
In this episode Andy, Dave and Jen discuss Ramadan, the infodemic, as well as the impacts of the re-opening / re-entry of businesses across around the world. The team then wraps it up with a  couple thoughts to hurricanes and National Hurricane Preparedness Week.
May 5, 2020
The Gate 15 Pod: EP 6. Pandemic Preparedness After Action Reports Webinar
In this episode Gate 15 shares a webinar led by Casey Ateah, Gate 15’s Director of Preparedness, Andy Jabbour, Gate 15 Managing Director and including David Pounder, Gate 15 Director of Threat and Risk Analysis. In this webinar, the Gate 15 team discusses why often, many organizations don’t do a great job of completing a deliberate after-action review process or developing effective after-action reports (AARs) after incidents, from small-scale events to significant threats, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.  The webinar covers topics such as how to get started on an AAR process by identifying the needed resources and getting those resources to conduct the necessary analysis in order to draft an After-Action Report and Improvement Plan. Andy also shares some thoughts on the importance of preparedness and imagination when working towards personal, organizational and national resilience.
April 27, 2020
The Gate 15 Pod: EP 5
This will be the first in a new podcast offering from The Gate 15 Company. In this episode we welcome security experts Bridget Johnson and Travis Moran as well as Gate 15 Managing Director Andy Jabbour to talk about terrorism, extremism, drones and surveillance measures in the COVID world. Bridget: Homeland Security Today - Twitter: @bridgetcj. HS Today is hosting a webinar on 23 April on domestic extremist motivations, targets and tactics. Travis: Vice President of Operations, Welund North American, - Twitter: @dronin_on
April 15, 2020
The Gate 15 Pod: EP 4
There is a lot of information out there related to COVID. Aside from initial reactions, the team looks ahead to what’s next and how do we start preparing to handle incidents in a COVID world.
March 30, 2020
The Gate 15 Pod: EP 3
So much can change in a month. Last month we touched on COVID-19, and this episode we dig more into questions about preparedness and the resulting cyber scams associated with it. Then we transition to other cyber issues, specifically Business Email Compromise and phishing.
March 5, 2020
The Gate 15 Pod: EP 2
Episode 2. Today we talk nCoV. What do you need to know, and should you be concerned. Also talk about how events like nCoV could lead to scams. Finally we hit building security and the latest terrorist / extremist activity.
February 3, 2020
The Gate 15 Pod: EP 1
Episode 1. Looking back at the security challenges in 2019 and ahead to what we may expect in 2020. Join Andy Jabbour, Jennifer Lyn Walker and David Pounder.
January 9, 2020