Cannabis information sharing & analysis organization

The Cannabis Information Sharing & Analysis Organization (ISAO) is a member-driven non-profit association formed in April 2021 with the mission of being the cannabis industry’s primary resource for information on physical, cyber, and natural threats, risks, and mitigation. As an organization we provide threat reporting, as well as provide a platform for our members to collaborate and share threat related information and best practices in order to build a more resilient industry. In addition we focus on capacity building through educational opportunities and workshops in order to establish industry best practices. As legalization continues around the globe, and investments within the industry grow, we feel the time is now for the industry to chart its own security path. Our team is excited to help the industry grow its resiliency against all forms of hazards, whether from cybercriminals, physical attacks, or natural disasters.

We are in the process of working with our Board of Directors and industry advisors to outline the next steps of the organization and we look forward to providing more updates soon. In the meantime, look for us on Twitter for the latest threat intelligence stories we are tracking!

Our Leadership

Founder & Board President

Andy Jabbour

Andy is co-founder and Managing Director of The Gate 15 Company and founder and Senior Advisor to the Faith-Based Information Sharing & Analysis Organization (FB-ISAO) and the Cannabis Information Sharing & Analysis Organization (Cannabis ISAO).  Andy oversees the Gate 15 team and projects, providing Gate 15’s threat-informed and risk-based approach to analysis, preparedness and operations in support of private sector and government partners across the critical infrastructure and broader homeland security environment, including support to the several information sharing and analysis centers and organizations. He serves on the InfraGardNCR Board and as a member of the International Association of Venue Managers Venue Safety & Security Committee and as faculty for IAVM’s Academy for Venue Safety & Security.

Executive Director

Ben Taylor

In addition to leading the day to day operations of the Cannabis ISAO,  Ben currently serves as a Risk Analyst to several Information Sharing & Analysis Centers, and has previous security and operations experience as an Army Officer as well as working through the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Infrastructure Protection. Ben has also spent several years in marketing and partner development roles within the tourism industry, to include working to promote Cannabis tourism in Oakland, California.

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