Nerd Out Security Panel Discussion: EP 15. Let’s talk about Health!

In the latest episode of Nerd Out, Dave Pounder is joined by everyone’s favorite Crimson Tide enthusiast – Jon Crosson. Jon is the Director of Critical Infrastructure – Vital Services for Gate 15. Among other responsibilities, Jon currently supports the Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (H-ISAC) as the Director, Special Interest Group Services. H-ISAC is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to protecting the healthcare and public health sector from physical and cyber attacks and incidents through dissemination of trusted and timely information. In the episode, Jon looks at the current security threats facing the health sector and healthcare organizations to include the impact that COVID has had, as well as the battle against mis/disinformation. Dave and Jon then look back at some of Jon’s background and how he got in position to be a trusted partner in the community. And finally, turning to one of Jon’s true loves, Dave and Jon talk about the upcoming college football season and the outlook for the Crimson Tide.

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  • Dave Pounder is a Senior Risk Analyst for Gate. Twitter: @dpounder; email: 
  • Jon Crosson is the Director of Critical Infrastructure – Vital Services for Gate 15. Prior to Gate 15, Jon was a senior operations specialist and project manager for Battelle Memorial Institute. Jon held various positions supporting the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Jon served in the U.S. Army as a Field Artillery Officer from 1999-2003. He is a member of InfraGard and a graduate of the FBI Citizens’ Academy.
  • Links to the FEMA training referenced by Jon in the pod: FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Independent Study Course List .

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