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The Gate 15 Company is a leader in helping organizations by providing threat-informed, risk-based approaches to analysis, preparedness and operations.

    Nerd Out Security Panel Discussion: EP 25. Buffalo and the Journey into Hate.

    Nerd Out Security Panel Discussion: EP 25. Buffalo and the Journey into Hate.

    In the latest Nerd Out podcast, Dave is joined by Bridget Johnson to talk about the hostile event at the Top's Supermarket in Buffalo, New York. Looking at the attack through the lens of Gate 15's Hostile Events Attack Cycle (HEAC), Dave and Bridget talked about all the planning and preparedness that went into the attack as documented by the attacker's manifesto. Bridget went into length about the way the attacker outlined his beliefs while showcasing his admiration and reverence to previous attackers, especially the 2019 New Zealand mosque attacker. They wrapped up the pod with some thoughts for organizations to consider and how the lessons learned and behaviors identified can be applied to any location and organization. Bridget wrapped up up with some strong words that this manifesto is dangerous and deliberately speaks to a vulnerable group who may seek inspiration in their own lives. In addition, it represents a journey into hate that organizations need to be mindful of.

    Bridget Johnson is the Managing Editor for Homeland Security Today. In addition her contributions on Homeland Security Today (hstoday.us), they are also running a series of webinars (Webinar signups, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/le-only-anti-government-extremists-who-they-are-how-to-combat-them-tickets-144507635227?aff=ebdsoporgprofile). Twitter: @BridgetCJ

    • 47 min
    The Cybersecurity Evangelist: Episode 19 - TCE Evangelizes a Few ICS Security Thingz

    The Cybersecurity Evangelist: Episode 19 - TCE Evangelizes a Few ICS Security Thingz

    This month, Jen tries to put the “evangelize” in The Cybersecurity Evangelist by spreading the word on some great work in the ICS cybersecurity community.

    Resources evangelized in this episode:


    @BEERISAC OT/ICS Security Podcast Playlist https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beerisac-ot-ics-security-podcast-playlist/id1459741251
    Consequence-driven Cyber-informed Engineering (CCE) https://inl.gov/cce/
    ICS4ICS https://gca.isa.org/ics4ics
    Top 20 Secure PLC Coding Practices https://www.plc-security.com/index.html

    • 25 min
    The Risk Roundtable EP 29: Reports, and Innovation.

    The Risk Roundtable EP 29: Reports, and Innovation.

    In the latest episode of the Risk Roundtable, in a nod to Jen, the team goes full nerd about a series of new cybersecurity products and reports. Starting off with CISA's Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog Jen can barely contain her excitement about the importance of the report while also addressing the challenges organizations face. Dave, clearly out of his element, tries to counter with his own report - Sophos' The State of Ransomware 2022 report that reminded everyone ransomware is still alive and well....and thriving. Shifting to the roulette round, Dave assumes control, albeit briefly, while Jen and Andy talk about various innovative methods organizations can take to strenghten their internal programs and processes. The roundtable wrapped up with some lighter topics during Andy's three questions that were perfect for the time of year.
    Some of the links discussed in the pod include:

    Sophos: The State of Ransomware 2022: https://news.sophos.com/en-us/2022/04/27/the-state-of-ransomware-2022/ PDF in DB 
    KEV https://www.cisa.gov/known-exploited-vulnerabilities-catalog 
    CISA, FBI, NSA, and International Partners Warn Organizations of Top Routinely Exploited Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities:  https://www.cisa.gov/news/2022/04/27/cisa-fbi-nsa-and-international-partners-warn-organizations-top-routinely-exploited  
    The Gate 15 Interview: Cannabis ISAO. https://gate15.global/the-gate-15-interview-ben-taylor-on-cannabis-isao-cannabis-industry-security-cybersecurity-rescue-dogs-and-more/ 
    The Cybersecurity Evangelist: Ep 18 – Space Systems are Critical Infrastructure for Critical Infrastructure: https://gate15.global/the-cybersecurity-evangelist-ep-18-space-systems-are-critical-infrastructure-for-critical-infrastructure%EF%BF%BC/ 
    Cofense Annual Phishing Report Highlights 10 Point Increase in Credential Phishing: https://cofense.com/press/cofense-annual-phishing-report-highlights/ 
    S4x22 ICS Security Event: https://s4xevents.com/ 
    OT/ICS Security – Consequence-driven Cyber-informed Engineering (CCE): https://www.waterisac.org/portal/otics-security-%E2%80%93-consequence-driven-cyber-informed-engineering-cce (edited)

    • 56 min
    The Gate 15 Interview EP 22. Ben Taylor, on Cannabis ISAO, cannabis industry security, cybersecurity, rescue dogs and more!

    The Gate 15 Interview EP 22. Ben Taylor, on Cannabis ISAO, cannabis industry security, cybersecurity, rescue dogs and more!

    In this episode of The Gate 15 Interview, Andy Jabbour speaks with Ben Taylor, Executive Director for the Cannabis ISAO. Ben Taylor is the Executive Director of the Cannabis-ISAO. Ben also serves as a Risk Analyst to several Information Sharing & Analysis Centers and has previous security and operations experience as an Army Officer as well as working through the Department of Homeland Security’s (then) Office of Infrastructure Protection (now part of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency [CISA]). Ben has also spent several years in marketing and partner development roles within the tourism industry, to include working to promote Cannabis tourism in Oakland, California. To learn more about Cannabis ISAO, visit the Cannabis ISAO website, or on Twitter: @CannabisISAO and LinkedIn. 

    In the discussion we address: 


    Ben’s background and the work he’s doing with Cannabis-ISAO today 
    Some background on the development of Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISACs) and Organizations (ISAOs) 
    Physical security challenges for the Cannabis Industry 
    Cybersecurity threats and issues facing the sector Scams, and other threats facing the community 
    Among other topics, Ben plays three questions with Andy to discuss dogs, favorite books, and more!

    A few references mentioned in or relevant to our discussion include: 


    Cannabis ISAO website https://cannabisisao.org
    Cannabis ISAO Security Town Hall https://cannabisisao.org/2022/03/cannabis-security-town-hall/
    Cannabis ISAO blog and Director’s Cut posts https://cannabisisao.org/home/blog/
    Cannabis ISAO Director’s Cut: December 03, addressing a ransomware incident in the Cannabis Industry https://cannabisisao.org/home/report-incident/
    Report an Incident - Cannabis ISAO https://cannabisisao.org/home/report-incident/
    Get Involved - Cannabis ISAO https://cannabisisao.org/home/get-involved/
    Executive Order -- Promoting Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing (13 Feb 2015) https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2015/02/13/executive-order-promoting-private-sector-cybersecurity-information-shari
    Executive Order -- Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (12 Feb 2015) https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2013/02/12/executive-order-improving-critical-infrastructure-cybersecurity
    Presidential Policy Directive -- Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience (12 Feb 2015) https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2013/02/12/presidential-policy-directive-critical-infrastructure-security-and-resil
    PDD-63 - Critical Infrastructure Protection (20 May 1998) https://clinton.presidentiallibraries.us/items/show/12762
    Nerd Out Security Panel Discussion: EP 13. Cannabis ISAO! (18 May 2021) https://gate15.global/nerd-out-security-panel-discussion-ep-13-cannabis-isao/
    The Cybersecurity Evangelist: EP 8 – The ISAC Series, Part 4 – Faith-Based ISAO (10 Mar 2021) https://gate15.global/the-cybersecurity-evangelist-ep-8-the-isac-series-part-4-faith-based-isao/
    Blog Post: So why a Cannabis ISAO? (02 Apr 2021) https://cannabisisao.org/2021/04/blog-founder/
    Tucky Blunt Twitter https://twitter.com/BluntTucky
    Uncle Ike’s https://ikes.com/locations/white-center/

    • 45 min
    Nerd Out Security Panel Discussion: EP24. NYC, Sweden and More.

    Nerd Out Security Panel Discussion: EP24. NYC, Sweden and More.

    There was no shortage of topics for the Nerd Out gang to get into this month as Dave, Bridget and Joe dug into recent events. Starting off with some follow ups to hurricane predictions, outdoor festivals, and Piers Morgan (is it marketing or misinformation), the team batted around some of some of the challenges with these areas and some recent publications that can help teams plan for moving forward. Then the nerds really got into some great discussions around monitoring and situational awareness around recent incidents in NYC (subway shooting) and Ohio (arrest of security guard), as well as the escalated protests around the Quran burning in Sweden and if organizations need to think about copy-cats or a revival of protests and demonstrations this coming summer. Wrapping up with an attempt to be fun, the gang just showed how big of nerds they are yet still managed to give some suggestions for light-hearted shows or materials.
    Discussed on the pod:
    Conspiracy Theories: https://www.npr.org/2022/04/20/1093698123/online-conspiracy-theories-are-bleeding-into-all-parts-of-georgias-politics
    AstroWorld Report: https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbotts-texas-task-force-on-concert-safety-releases-final-report
    Joe Levy is the chairman of the International Associate of Venue Managers (IAVM) Venue Safety and Security Committee. In addition, Joe is the Chief Operating Officer at the Usdan Center for the Creative & Performing Arts. IAVM website https://www.iavm.org/ Venue Safety and Security committee contact information: vssc@iavm.org; LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joelevy1/
    Bridget Johnson is the Managing Editor for Homeland Security Today. In addition her contributions on Homeland Security Today (hstoday.us), they are also running a series of webinars (Webinar signups, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/le-only-anti-government-extremists-who-they-are-how-to-combat-them-tickets-144507635227?aff=ebdsoporgprofile). Twitter: @BridgetCJ

    • 54 min
    The Cybersecurity Evangelist: Ep 18 – Space Systems are Critical Infrastructure for Critical Infrastructure

    The Cybersecurity Evangelist: Ep 18 – Space Systems are Critical Infrastructure for Critical Infrastructure

    A chat with Erin Miller, Executive Director of Space ISAC, from the 37th Space Symposium

    Have you ever thought about just how much reliance there is on space systems and how satellites – tons of them – are actually flying computers with IP addresses? In an episode that is out of this world, the Gate 15 Podcast Channel welcomes back a very special guest – Erin Miller, Executive Director of Space ISAC on the 18th episode of The Cybersecurity Evangelist – to talk about all that and more from the 37th Space Symposium at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. From an event that Erin called, “bigger than Disneyland,” we talked about the importance of securing space systems, the pivotal role that Space ISAC is playing to increase the cybersecurity posture for the global space community, and the general passion for cybersecurity among attendees and speakers at the symposium.

    Resources mentioned in this episode:


    Space ISAC
    37th Space Symposium
    Dr. Stacey Dixon (LinkedIn) – Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, ODNI
    CISA Director, Jen Easterly (Twitter)
    Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS)
    Alert (AA22-076A) Strengthening Cybersecurity of SATCOM Network Providers and Customers
    Purdue University
    University of Colorado Colorado Springs
    Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC
    United States Space Force
    United States Space Command
    United States Air Force Academy
    The Gate 15 Interview Ep. 16: Erin Miller, Executive Director, Space ISAC. Securing Space Infrastructure (and terrestrial critical infrastructure too!)

    • 26 min

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