Nerd Out Security Panel Discussion: EP 21. COVID Quarantine and the Colleyville Attack

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In the latest episode of Nerd Out, Dave starts off by talking about his recent quarantine experience in Costa Rica (21 days!) before welcoming in a panel to discuss the Colleyville, Texas synagogue attack. Bringing in the Faith-Based Information Sharing and Analysis Organization‘s Mayya Saab, Seth Ozer, and Ed Heyman, the panel went through the Colleyville hostile event and looked at initial reactions, what can be learned from this situation, and some of the key takeaways. The team then stressed the importance of training in this situation, but also discussed several low cost options and ways to make their location more secure.

  • Mayya Saab is the Executive Director of the Faith-Based Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (FB-ISAO).
  • Seth Ozer is Senior Consultant with  Woodstone Consulting, LLC based out of Minnesota.
  • Ed Heyman is the co-chair of the FB-ISAO Operational Resilience Group.
  • Dave Pounder is the host of Nerd Out! and part of the Gate 15 Risk Roundtable podcast. He is a Senior Risk Analyst for Gate 15. Twitter: @dpounder; email: 

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