The Risk Roundtable EP 27: Don’t let bias guide your preparedness

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Andy, admitting he knows nothing, in a Slack message to a peer, regarding previous confidence that Russia would not invade Ukraine. Andy, in a message on 19 Feb, ‘Despite the headlines, I still see him having more to lose… I may wake up w a lot of egg on my face though…’ Egg is still sliding down Andy’s back at this time.

In the latest Risk Roundtable, Andy, Jen, and Dave talk about the war in Ukraine and what it means for preparedness. Sometimes you just have to call a spade a spade and not allow personal, political or other bias to affect your organization’s analysis or preparedness. While Andy and Dave throw flags on their previous predictions, Jen brings us back to reality and talks about being aware, being prepared, and reminds “don’t panic.” Andy then drills down on bias and how it can have an impact on organizations.

During the Roulette Round, Jen talked about CISA’s Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog, vulnerabilities, and patching (while Dave ensured it wasn’t his Windows 2000 computer exposure that Jen was referring to…), then Dave brought up the importance of disaster preparedness in light of spring and summer severe weather events. Andy wrapped things up with a quick talk about the “People’s Convoy” and the battle of the Washington, D.C. Beltway! The pod wraps up with three questions – from COVID predictions, to Andy’s confusion about when seasons start, to Batman.

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