In the latest episode of Nerd Out, Dave went without the panel and talked about two topics – Election preparedness and the impacts of a recent attack, specifically analyzing the manfesto from the threat actor in the recent Bratislava attack. Tackling the upcoming U.S. midterm elections, Dave talks through some of the key considerations for individuals and organizations and about the various risks not just leading up to the election, but after as well. Then Dave transitioned to talking about the recent attack against an LGBTQ business in Bratislava and the information that was gleamed from the manifesto. Particularly interesting was the inspiration that was gained from the Buffalo attacker in May. Referencing work by Nerd Out alumni Bridget Johnson, Dave talked through the importance of this analysis and then how it could be used by another threat actor in the future. Dave then wrapped up the pod (technical difficulties aside) with some mailbag questions related to weather preparedness and gaining leadership buy-in.
Discussed in this podcast:
- Slovak Who Attacked Gay Bar Credits Buffalo Shooter with Giving Him ‘Final Nudge’ by Bridget Johnson, @BridgetCJ, in Homeland Security Today, 18 Oct 2022. Bridget is the Managing Editor for Homeland Security Today.
This episode’s Nerd Out team:
- Dave Pounder is a Senior Risk Analyst for Gate. Twitter: @dpounder; email: email@example.com.
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