The Gate 15 Pod, Episode 9: Protests, reopening, hurricane predictions (and we need a name!)

Just as the United States began reopening following COVID-19 restrictions, the death of George Floyd rapidly changed the conversation and protests erupted around the country (and with international solidarity). Join Dave Pounder, Gate 15’s Director for Threat and Risk Analysis, Jennifer Lyn Walker, Director for Cyber Services, Jorhena Thomas, Senior Risk Consultant, and Andy Jabbour, Gate 15’s Managing Director, as they discuss this rapidly changing and dynamic environment.

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Reopening America: Faith-Based Organizations

On 14 May, Gate 15 presented a webinar on Hostile Event Preparedness for the community of faith via the Faith-Based Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (FB-ISAO). In light of reopening, the Gate 15 analysts’ took the first 15 minutes of the webinar to discuss special security considerations for re-opening facilities.

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The Gate 15 Pod, Episode 7: We get to discuss things besides coronavirus (kind of…)!

In this episode Andy, Dave and Jen discuss topics including Ramadan and faith-based threats and preparedness, the coronavirus “infodemic,” as well as the impacts of the re-opening / re-entry of businesses across around the world. Then the team wraps things up with some thoughts on hurricanes and National Hurricane Preparedness Week.

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Webinar Recording: Getting Started Now: Pandemic Preparedness After-Action Reports

Hear our team discuss 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.

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The Gate 15 Pod, Security Panel Discussion

To complement our monthly Gate 15 Podcast, we’re happy to introduce our new Security Panel Discussion, now available to listen to wherever you hear your favorite podcasts. This will be the first in a new podcast offering from The Gate 15 Company on The Gate 15 Pod Channel.
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.

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The SUN also rises… (a peek into Gate 15)

I get asked a lot of questions about Gate 15, like, “what does Gate 15 mean?” (see here – Gate 15: What’s in a Name?
– for that answer). I also get a lot of questions about two other areas. One of those is about the SUN, our free daily online paper. The other is about our business model, as a for-profit vs. a non-profit. So, let me explain those briefly.

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No Joke: The Gate 15 Pod, Episode 4 is Available Now!

The 4th episode of the Gate 15 Podcast is now available! There is a lot of information “out there” related to the COVID-19 pandemic – some of which is true and useful… Aside from initial reactions, the team looks ahead to what’s next as this pandemic continues and how do we start preparing to handle other incidents – from spring flooding and an upcoming hurricane season to potential hostile events – in a COVID world.

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Pandemic Preparedness: Start Your After-Action Report & Improvement Planning (NOW)

As coronavirus has shown, the impacts of a pandemic can wreak havoc worldwide, quickly and severely. At some point, things will start to get back to “normal,” and there will be a big push to catch up and make up for lost time. While it would be easy for many to get through this pandemic and reassure ourselves, “this happens every hundred years,” and to then try to resume “normal” routines and operations, focusing on the next requirement and not the past – that would be a huge mistake, and an even more huge missed opportunity.

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Blending Threats into a Complex New Year

As 2019 turns into 2020, technologies and threats that impact daily operations and data security persist in blended and complex ways. The convergence of both physical and cyber domains increase the productivity and value of businesses and critical infrastructure at large, but introduce new and evolving risks that can harm assets and individuals when the line between IT and physical risks are no longer crystal clear.

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