The Risk Roundtable: EP 20. The latest security news delivered “without remorse”.

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The Risk Roundtable crew jumps into summer with a new episode focused on some of the latest security news. Kicking off the episode, Dave and the team looks at the latest FBI report on Active Shooters (Active Shooter Incidents 20-Year Review, 2000-2019) and how organizations can integrate this information into their security planning and preparedness. Then they switch over to talk about a threat that grows stronger each month – Ransomware. Jen breaks down the latest ransomware activity and reminds organizations to not go at it alone! Then while Dave is dancing on mute, the risk roulette goes into a few “Public Service Announcements” about privacy and opting out of some services that may feel forced, and the upcoming summer season (Fourth of July) and the security precautions organizations and individuals need to remember when planning events. Andy then wraps up the episode sharing how much he loved a certain movie that was Dave’s favorite book of all time. Dave might have had something….or three minutes….to say something about it.

Gate 15 continues to conduct workshops and other educational and exercise events focused on hostile events (active shooter), ransomware, and more. Please contact our team if we can assist your organization plan and prepare for these and other threats.

Some of the references from our podcast and additional resources include:

Active Shooter:

Privacy (Amazon):

Ransomware (see this accompanying post for more on the June 2021 White House guidance on ransomware):

Additional references:

The Risk Roundtable podcast is a recurring monthly discussion among our team and occasional guests as we explore the all-hazards threats and risks impacting the United States and internationally. As we seek to help apply a threat-informed, risk-based approach to analysis, preparedness and operations, we hope these podcasts are informative and maybe even a little entertaining. Read more about Gate 15’s full podcast menu at our Podcast page. We hope you’ll subscribe, listen and share your ideas and other feedback! Reach out to us on TwitterLinkedIn or via email at:

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