The Risk Roundtable EP 28: Dave’s McLaughlin Group Impression.

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Gate 15’s Jennifer Lyn Walker (left) and CISA’s Jen Easterly, at the Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, 18 March 2022. Photo posted in response to a tweet from CISA’s Anne Cutler, @AnneCutler.

Little did Andy know when he let Dave take the controls that he would turn it into a mini-McLaughlin Group (those in the DMV know). In this format, Andy and Jen talked about four key questions around Ukraine while Dave attempted to moderate. This discussion dove deep into concerns around the current conflict in the Ukraine, Russian capabilities and organizational defenses, as well as key areas for organizations to remain mindful of! The group landed with a dud when a pop star question fell flat, but Jen quickly picked up and talked about her recent conference attendance and meeting some of our favorite security people, including our friends from REN-ISAC and CISA’s Jen Easterly!. The group wrapped up with some some reminders and quick hits before heading into Andy’s three questions where he led Jen and Dave into another conversation mostly about nothing but somehow once again allowing Andy to carry-on about his favorite music… 

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