Illustrating how rapidly and dangerously this can play out in our world today, Sarah Coble reported, that the life of Jessica Hatch, a Houston business owner, was “threatened after cyber-criminals hacked into her company’s social media account and posted racist messages.
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.
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.
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.
Register for our upcoming webinar discussion, “Getting Started Now: Pandemic Preparedness After-Action Reports (AAR)”. Though “life as we knew it”…
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.
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.
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.
By Brett Zupan Last year, I wrote a blog about the varied threats that higher education security professionals have to…