Nerd Out Security Panel Discussion: EP23. Ukraine, Outdoor Events and the gang!

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The gang is back together as Bridget Johnson and Joe Levy join Dave on the podcast to catch up on what they’ve missed while turning their attention to Ukraine and outdoor events. Regarding Ukraine, the nerdites talked about the effects of the current conflict, TikTok and the evolving information wars to include disinformation and misinformation campaigns on all sides, and what some outcomes may be long term. The gang then turned to thoughts of warmer weather and the upcoming outdoor events and activities. Looking at it through a security lens Bridget, Joe and Dave looked at some important considerations while also keeping focus on those other events leading up to the 2022 election season. Before wrapping up with some pointed security plugs, the team talked about hurricane predictions and outdoor events to look forward to.

The Nerd Out team:

  • Joe Levy is the chairman of the International Associate of Venue Managers (IAVM) Venue Safety and Security Committee. In addition, Joe is the Chief Operating Officer at the Usdan Center for the Creative & Performing Arts. IAVM website Venue Safety and Security committee contact information: [email protected]LinkedIn Profile
  • Bridget Johnson is the Managing Editor for Homeland Security Today. In addition to her contributions on Homeland Security Today, they are also running a series of webinars (Webinar signups). Twitter: @BridgetCJ 
  • Dave Pounder is a Senior Risk Analyst for Gate. Twitter: @dpounder; email: [email protected]

The Nerd Out is hosted by Dave Pounder, a Senior Risk Analyst for Gate. Twitter: @dpounder; email: [email protected]

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