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Welcome to IScann Group in Conversation where we talk about cybersecurity, security, artificial intelligence & disinformation and much more with Industry experts from around the globe. This podcast series is hosted by Iscann Group, an intelligence company that enables organisations to counter an array of modern threats. Visit www.iscanngroup.com
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Next Level Threat: The Colonial Pipeline Cyber Intrusion and the Lessons Learned from OSINT (Part Two)

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Next Level Threat: Havana Syndrome: How Did We Get Here?
Next Level Threat: Havana Syndrome: How Did We Get Here?
In part ONE of this Iscann Group Podcast - Next Level Threat Series: Havana Syndrome - How Did We Get Here? James Chao, Chief Strategy Officer is joined by IScann Group's Senior Advisors, Yuster Yu and Kent Babin, Head of Capabilities, Crypto as they examine the events and reporting of these incidents.
33:19
November 10, 2022
Next Level Threat:The Challenge of Disinformation Campaigns in the Age of Synthetic Media - Is There A Solution?
Next Level Threat:The Challenge of Disinformation Campaigns in the Age of Synthetic Media - Is There A Solution?
In Part Four of this IScann Group Podcast Series – Next Level Threat : The Challenge of Disinformation Campaigns in the Age of Synthetic Media - Is There A Solution?, Chief Strategy Officer James Chao is joined by IScann Group's Senior Advisors, Tate Nurkin and Kent Babin as they discuss a range of possible solutions.  
15:54
October 23, 2022
The Challenge of Disinformation Campaigns in the Age of Synthetic Media - Targets and Tactics (Part Three)
The Challenge of Disinformation Campaigns in the Age of Synthetic Media - Targets and Tactics (Part Three)
In Part Three of this IScann Group Podcast – Next Level Threat Series: The Challenge of Disinformation Campaigns in the Age of Synthetic Media - Targets and Tactics, Chief Strategy Officer James Chao is joined by IScann Group's Senior Advisors, Tate Nurkin and Kent Babin as they discuss the targets and tactics used in disinformation campaigns.
18:05
October 13, 2022
Next Level Threat: The Challenge of Disinformation Campaigns in the Age of Synthetic Media – The Size and Scope of the Threat (Part Two)
Next Level Threat: The Challenge of Disinformation Campaigns in the Age of Synthetic Media – The Size and Scope of the Threat (Part Two)
In Part Two of this IScann Group Podcast – Next Level Threat: The Challenge of Disinformation Campaigns in the Age of Synthetic Media- The Size and Scope of the Threat, Chief Strategy Officer James Chao is joined by IScann Group's Senior Advisors, Tate Nurkin and Kent Babin as they discuss the nature of these threats.
25:44
September 30, 2022
The Challenge of Disinformation Campaigns in the Age of Synthetic Media: How Did We Get Here? (Part One)
The Challenge of Disinformation Campaigns in the Age of Synthetic Media: How Did We Get Here? (Part One)
Join IScann Group's Senior Advisors Tate Nurkin, Kent Babin and James Chao in this Four Part Series “The Challenge of Disinformation Campaigns in the Age of Synthetic Media”  as they discuss how a growing range of actors are using social media 
18:45
September 13, 2022
Next Level Threat: Understanding Cryptocurrency's Role in Criminal Activity (Part Two)
Next Level Threat: Understanding Cryptocurrency's Role in Criminal Activity (Part Two)
Join IScann Group's Senior Advisors in this Podcast - Next Level Threat Series: Understanding Cryptocurrency’s Role in Criminal Activities, Part Two, as they discuss the evolving role Crypto in certain criminal activities.
31:25
September 02, 2022
Ukraine War: Lessons Learned
Ukraine War: Lessons Learned
In this IScann Group Podcast, 'Ukraine War: Lessons Learned', host James Chao is joined by IScann Group’s Senior Advisor Yuster Yu and IScann Group’s Head of Crypto, Kent Babin as they discuss the lessons learned from the current conflict.
56:25
June 13, 2022
Japan New Security Posture: Net Assessment of Regional Implications (Part Six) – The Role of Disinformation
Japan New Security Posture: Net Assessment of Regional Implications (Part Six) – The Role of Disinformation
In our FINAL episode of this Iscann Group Podcast series: Japan's New Security Posture: Net Assessment of Regional Implications, host James Chao is joined by IScann Group's Managing Director, Andrew Vasko, and Senior Advisors, Kent Babin and Yuster Yu as they discuss the role disinformation plays in the region
22:24
February 07, 2022
Japan New Security Posture: Net Assessment of Regional Implications (Part Five) – North Korea
Japan New Security Posture: Net Assessment of Regional Implications (Part Five) – North Korea
In our FIFTH episode of this Iscann Group Podcast series: Japan's New Security Posture: Net Assessment of Regional Implications, host James Chao is joined by IScann Group's Managing Director, Andrew Vasko, and Senior Advisors, Arnaud Sobrero and Yuster Yu as they discuss North Korea's Threat Assessment.
17:30
December 15, 2021
Next Level Threat: Understanding Cryptocurrency’s Role in Criminal Activity
Next Level Threat: Understanding Cryptocurrency’s Role in Criminal Activity
In this IScann Group Podcast, Next Level Threat: Understanding Digital Currency’s Role In Criminal Activity, host James Chao is joined by IScann Group’s Senior Advisor, Kent Babin as they take a deep dive into understanding the role of cryptocurrencies in criminal activity.
38:44
December 10, 2021
Japan New Security Posture: Net Assessment of Regional Implications (Part Four) – Japan's Cyber Assessment
Japan New Security Posture: Net Assessment of Regional Implications (Part Four) – Japan's Cyber Assessment
In part FOUR of this Iscann Group Podcast series: Japan's New Security Posture: Net Assessment of Regional Implications, host James Chao is joined by IScann Group's Managing Director, Andrew Vasko, and Senior Advisors, Arnaud Sobrero and Yuster Yu as they discuss Japan's Cyber Assessment.
23:31
November 29, 2021
Japan New Security Posture: Net Assessment of Regional Implications (Part Three) - Taiwan's Evolving Position
Japan New Security Posture: Net Assessment of Regional Implications (Part Three) - Taiwan's Evolving Position
In part THREE of this Iscann Group Podcast series: Japan's New Security Posture: Net Assessment of Regional Implications, host James Chao is joined by IScann Group's Managing Director, Andrew Vasko, and Senior Advisors, Arnaud Sobrero and Yuster Yu as they discuss Taiwan's evolving position.
19:33
November 08, 2021
Japan New Security Posture: Net Assessment of Regional Implications (Part Two) - AUKUS Implications for Indo-Pacific
Japan New Security Posture: Net Assessment of Regional Implications (Part Two) - AUKUS Implications for Indo-Pacific
In part TWO of this Iscann Group Podcast series: Japan's New Security Posture: Net Assessment of Regional Implications, host James Chao is joined by IScann Group's Managing Director, Andrew Vasko, and Senior Advisors, Arnaud Sobrero and Yuster Yu as they discuss AUKUS implications on Indo-Pacific defence.
21:16
October 29, 2021
Japan New Security Posture: Net Assessment of Regional Implications (Part One) - Japan’s New Defense Whitepaper
Japan New Security Posture: Net Assessment of Regional Implications (Part One) - Japan’s New Defense Whitepaper
In part ONE of this Iscann Group Podcast series: Japan's New Security Posture: Net Assessment of Regional Implications, host James Chao is joined by IScann Group's Managing Director, Andrew Vasko, and Senior Advisors, Arnaud Sobrero and Yuster Yu as they discuss Japan’s changing role & capabilities in the Indo-Pacific.
26:12
October 13, 2021
Next Level Threat: The Colonial Pipeline Cyber Intrusion and the Lessons Learned from OSINT (Final Episode)
Next Level Threat: The Colonial Pipeline Cyber Intrusion and the Lessons Learned from OSINT (Final Episode)
For the final part of this three-part series, host James Chao is joined by Senior Advisors Yuster Yu, Richard Coyne and IScann Group's Managing Director, Andrew Vasko as they unpack the short and long term implications of the Colonial Pipeline Intrusion.
26:31
October 09, 2021
Next Level Threat: The Colonial Pipeline Cyber Intrusion and the Lessons Learned from OSINT (Part Two)
Next Level Threat: The Colonial Pipeline Cyber Intrusion and the Lessons Learned from OSINT (Part Two)
Due to its size and scope, the Colonial Pipeline intrusion was a significant event and represents one of the largest disruptions of American critical infrastructure by hackers in history. In part two of this three-part series, our host James Chao is joined by IScann Group's Managing Director, Andrew Vasko, and Senior Advisors Yuster Yu, who has an extensive background in the US and Taiwan's naval forces, and Richard Coyne, a former UK intelligence officer specialising in acquiring concealed data. To understand how an attack like this can happen and the risks now posed for similar organisations, the four experts study the Stuxnet attack - what happened, how it happened, and the implications.
29:02
August 31, 2021
Next Level Threat: The Colonial Pipeline Cyber Intrusion and the Lessons Learned from OSINT (Part One)
Next Level Threat: The Colonial Pipeline Cyber Intrusion and the Lessons Learned from OSINT (Part One)
The attack on the Colonial Pipeline represents one of the largest disruptions of American critical infrastructure by hackers in history, and demonstrates how severe the global epidemic of ransomware has become. In part one of this three-part series, our host James Chao is joined by IScann Group's Managing Director, Andrew Vasko, and Senior Advisors Yuster Yu, who has an extensive background in the US and Taiwan's naval forces, and Richard Coyne, a former UK intelligence officer specialising in acquiring concealed data. The four experts discuss the Colonial Pipeline intrusion and how this large-scale cyber-attack have moved us into another level of threat and what organisations can do to protect themselves.
32:09
August 05, 2021
The Use of Wargaming in Strategic Communications
The Use of Wargaming in Strategic Communications
Gaining momentum outside of military strategies, wargaming is swiftly becoming a popular tool for executives and strategic marketing and crisis communications. But what are the benefits? And what can organisations engaging in wargaming expect?  Host, Victoria Powell, is joined by IScann Group’s Senior Advisors, Stephenie David and Tate Nurkin to discuss “wargaming” use in strategic communications.  Taking a stance on the topic from different areas of focus, Tate comes to us with a long history of providing strategic thought to global militaries, defence industries and corporates throughout the globe. Tate has 22 years of experience in the design and delivery of scenario planning, wargames, and red teaming exercises. Approaching for a more commercial angle, Stephenie is a practitioner of strategic communications to the finance, insurance and broadcasting industry for years, with over 20 years of proven experience in PR strategy and crisis and reputation management.
23:50
July 07, 2021
Chasing the Sun: Performance Training and Charity Bike Rides
Chasing the Sun: Performance Training and Charity Bike Rides
On the longest day of the year, IScann Group's Senior Advisor, Mike Gwynn, participated in the “Chase the Sun” cycle challenge, covering a total of 205 miles to raise awareness and money for pancreatic cancer, the "silent killer". Mike is a performance training expert and the Founder and Chief Developer of PM Development, where he runs a wide-range of in-house events, project management and performance training courses. He joins host, Victoria Powell, to talk about his motivation for participating in "Chase the Sun" and his strategies to train for this big event. He touches on versatile training tactics that can be used both in a personal and professional environment, evaluation tools, and how data analytics has changed the game in the way we measure performance and achievements.  Have a listen and visit iscanngroup.com to learn more about performance training courses and tools.  If you would like to  learn more about pancreatic cancer and how you can help, visit www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk. 
13:58
June 21, 2021
Velocity, Volume, Variety: The Future of Uncrewed Systems
Velocity, Volume, Variety: The Future of Uncrewed Systems
Swarms of coordinated drones, short-range reconnaissance aircrafts, and biometric robots are changing the game of warfare - these are no longer far off future scenarios. Host, Victoria Powell, is joined by IScann Group's Senior Advisor, Tate Nurkin, to talk about uncrewed systems in the military and defense industry. Mr. Nurkin addresses the velocity of demand in the market, the volume of supply, and the variety of solutions. A highly-esteemed expert, Mr. Nurkin has a strong focus on Indo-Pacific military capabilities and geopolitical competition, the effects of emerging technologies on security and defense communities, and the future of military capabilities and competition. He also has 22 years of experience in the design and delivery of scenario planning, wargames, and red teaming exercises. So, what are the strategic advantages of uncrewed systems? How will they change the balance of current hot spots and disputed areas? Have a listen and find out!
27:49
June 15, 2021
Cutting out the Noise: The Tools of Reputation Management
Cutting out the Noise: The Tools of Reputation Management
Many people and companies make the mistake of not connecting reputation with the value of what that company or brand may bring, that it is an important asset and has a specific value. Host, Victoria Powell, is joined by IScann Group’s Senior Advisor, Stephenie David, and Managing Director, Andrew Vasko to talk about the importance of reputation management and the tools that can be used to do so. An expert in the field, Stephenie has over 20 years of proven experience in PR strategy and crisis and reputation management in industries, such as broadcasting, financial services and insurance.  Andrew Vasko comes from a background of security and long-term war gaming strategy.  Take control of what is being said about you and learn how to shape your narrative. 
20:28
May 31, 2021