Analysis

We operate in a dynamic, evolving threat environment.
Leaders need to understand these evolving threats, the associated risks, and the best practices and mitigation actions they can take to reduce risk and bolster their security and resilience.

Gate 15 provides technology-enhanced, human-driven, homeland security risk management to protect our nation’s people, places, data, and dollars. That includes all-hazards intelligence and threat information services and products to inform situational awareness, preparedness, and to penetrate the decision-making cycle to help inform time-sensitive decisions effecting operations, security, and resources.

Since 2017, following the WannaCry ransomware outbreak, Gate 15 has been at the forefront of pioneering discussions on Blended Threats, also known as “cyber-physical” threats, though the concept of blended threats is broader and more inclusive. Our work, including the report Blended Threats (update 1.1): Understanding an Evolving Threat Environment,” has diligently raised awareness about these complex threats through comprehensive reports, analyses, exercises, and various activities. It is encouraging to see recent acknowledgments from The White House and other leaders recognizing the significance of these threats, including the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) report on fortifying the nation’s cyber-physical systems. These systems are the integrated digital and infrastructural resources that are crucial to Americans’ daily lives, including the electrical grid, public water systems, internet and telecommunications, banking systems, air traffic control, and much more.

Gate 15 remains at the forefront of assessing threat environments for America, offering subscriptions to daily reports, podcasts, and other services that provide invaluable insights into understanding threats, risks, and effective mitigation strategies today.

Analyst Creed

At Gate 15, we welcome diverse beliefs and interests in all regards. However, in conducting our analysis, preparedness and operational activities, we put our preferences and biases aside and our team endeavors to adhere to our Analyst Creed: I am responsible for upholding Gate 15’s mission of being a contributing partner to the community of homeland security and intelligence professionals supporting organizational and individual security, resilience, and freedom. I will diligently assess threats and risks and develop, contribute to, and share intelligence and analysis. I will strive to be non-bias and not promote a particular view based on my faith, politics, and other personal beliefs and ideologies. I am committed to providing actionable and objective intelligence and analysis.

Hostile Events Preparedness Series
Recognizing that organizations can no longer attempt to silo cyber and physical security and operations, our team brings unique experience across the all-hazards environment supporting cyber and physical threat intelligence, operations and preparedness.

Gate 15’s Hostile Events Preparedness Series (HEPS) gives organizations a complete resilience solution to address hostile events threats, such as active shooters, workplace violence, low-tech terrorism, complex, coordinated terrorist attacks, and related security concerns.

We conduct a full series of events – from education to full-scale exercises – on an individual basis or as a complete series based on the needs and fit for each organization.

Learn more about HEPS.

After-Action Reports

Gate 15’s After-Action Reports (AARs) provide comprehensive analyses of security incidents and exercises, offering valuable insights to enhance organizational resilience. Through meticulous review and assessment, our AARs identify strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement, enabling clients to learn from past experiences and optimize their security strategies. With a focus on actionable recommendations, Gate 15 empowers organizations to implement effective measures, mitigate risks, and strengthen their overall security posture.