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Cannabis ISAO Director’s Cut: December 03

In this blog series, our Executive Director Ben Taylor highlights a selection of cybersecurity, physical security, health or natural threat related stories from the past week.

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Library Card Series: Holiday Season Vigilance

In this week’s Library Card Series we’ll go over safety precautions for the holiday season with the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) Guide for Holiday Vigilance.

Library Card Series: Workplace Violence

In this week’s Library Card Series we will be going over the FBI’s report on Workplace Violence. The report helps organizations better understand how to prevent, and intervene violence in the workplace, while also arming them to effectively conduct threat assessments and and risk management.

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Cannabis ISAO Director’s Cut: November 19

In this blog series, our Executive Director Ben Taylor highlights a selection of cybersecurity, physical security, health or natural threat related stories from the past week.

Real Fake

Library Card Series: Real Fake Graphic Novel

In this week’s Library Card Series we’ll take a look at CISA’s Resilience Series Graphic Novel: Real Fake. Real Fake is the first graphic novel in CISA’s Resilience Series. The graphic novel is expresses the danger of misinformation and disinformation in today’s society. The graphic novel is inspired by real world events, even though the characters and setting is fictional.

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Cannabis ISAO Director’s Cut: November 12

In this blog series, our Executive Director Ben Taylor highlights a selection of cybersecurity, physical security, health or natural threat related stories from the past week.

Library Card Series: Severe Wind Tornado Toolkit

In this week’s Library Card Series we’ll look at Ready Business’ Severe Wind Tornado Toolkit. Like last week’s blog post on earthquake preparedness, this post is meant to serve to highlight the threat and help cannabis organizations best prepare for the potential risk.

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Cannabis ISAO Director’s Cut: November 05

In this blog series, our Executive Director Ben Taylor highlights a selection of cybersecurity, physical security, health or natural threat related stories from the past week.

Library Card Series: QuakeSmart Toolkit

In this week’s Library Card Series we’ll take a look Ready Business’ QuakeSmart Toolkit. This blog is meant to serve as an overview for this valuable organizational resource.

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Cannabis ISAO Director’s Cut: October 29

In this blog series, our Executive Director Ben Taylor highlights a selection of cybersecurity, physical security, health or natural threat related stories from the past week.

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Library Card Series: CISA Cyber Essentials Starter Kit

In this week’s Library Card Series we will be going over the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) Cyber Essentials Starter Kit which was published in the Spring of 2021.

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Cannabis ISAO Director’s Cut: October 22

In this blog series, our Executive Director Ben Taylor highlights a selection of cybersecurity, physical security, health or natural threat related stories from the past week.

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Cannabis ISAO Director’s Cut: October 15

In this blog series, our Executive Director Ben Taylor highlights a selection of cybersecurity, physical security, health or natural threat related stories from the past week.

Insider Threat

Library Card Series: Insider Threat Tool

In this Library Card Series post we will be covering the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency’s (CISA) new Self-Assessment Tool for combating insider threats.

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Cannabis ISAO Director’s Cut: October 08

In this blog series, our Executive Director Ben Taylor highlights a selection of cybersecurity, physical security, health or natural threat related stories from the past week.

De-Escalation

Library Card Series: De-escalation Resources

In our weekly Library Card Series we highlight a selection from our resource library to help introduce the content to..

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Cannabis ISAO Director’s Cut: October 01

In this blog series, our Executive Director Ben Taylor highlights a selection of cybersecurity, physical security, health or natural threat related stories from the past week.

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Library Card Series: Cyber Security Evaluation Tool (CSET)

In our weekly Library Card Series we highlight a selection from our resource library to help introduce the content to..

Computer Code

Cannabis ISAO Director’s Cut: September 24

In this blog series, our Executive Director Ben Taylor highlights a selection of cybersecurity, physical security, health or natural threat related stories from the past week.

Vehicle Ramming

Library Card Series: Vehicle Ramming

In this week’s Library Card series post, we will be going over the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) guide on Vehicle Ramming.

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Cannabis ISAO Director’s Cut: September 17

In this blog series, our Executive Director Ben Taylor highlights a selection of cybersecurity, physical security, health or natural threat related stories from the past week.

Library Card Series: Risk Considerations for Managed Service Provider Customers

In this week’s Library Card Series Post we will be looking at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) post on Managed Service Provider Customers.

Data Security

Cannabis ISAO Director’s Cut: September 10

In this blog series, our Executive Director Ben Taylor highlights a selection of cybersecurity, physical security, health or natural threat related stories from the past week.

Computer Code

Cannabis ISAO Director’s Cut: September 3

In this blog series, our Executive Director Ben Taylor highlights a selection of cybersecurity, physical security, health or natural threat related stories from the past week.

Insider Threat

Library Card Series: Insider Threats

In this weeks library series we will be going over the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) guide on Insider Threat Mitigation Resources.

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Cannabis ISAO Director’s Cut: August 27

In this blog series, our Executive Director Ben Taylor highlights a selection of cybersecurity, physical security, health or natural threat related stories from the past week.

Library Card Series: The Business Case For Security

In this Library Card Series we’ll take a look at the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) resource titled The Business Case For Security.

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Cannabis ISAO Director’s Cut: August 20

In this blog series, our Executive Director Ben Taylor highlights a selection of cybersecurity, physical security, health or natural threat related stories from the past week.

Library Card Series: Cybersecurity 101 Video Series

In this Library Card Series post we will take a look at the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) new video series, Cybersecurity 101. There are three videos included in the series: Recognize Ransomware, Fend Off Phishing, and Countering Disinformation in Social Media. Let’s take a look at each of these 3 videos and discuss the topics discussed in each part of the series.

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Cannabis ISAO Director’s Cut: August 6

In this blog series, our Executive Director Ben Taylor highlights a selection of cybersecurity, physical security, health or natural threat related stories from the past week.

Library Card Series: CISA Stop Ransomware

In this week’s Library Card Series we will be going over CISA’s new website, Stop Ransomware. StopRansomware.gov is the U.S. Government’s official one-stop location for resources to tackle ransomware more effectively.

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Cannabis ISAO Director’s Cut: July 30

In this blog series, our Executive Director Ben Taylor highlights a selection of cybersecurity, physical security, health or natural threat related stories from the past week.

See Something, Say Something

Library Card Series: If You See Something, Say Something

In this week’s Library Card Series post we will be going over the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Cyber Essentials Toolkits.

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Library Card Series: Ford Foundation Cybersecurity Assessment Tool

In this week’s Library Card Series post we will be going over the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Cyber Essentials Toolkits.

Cannabis ISAO Director’s Cut: July 16

In this blog series, our Executive Director Ben Taylor highlights a selection of cybersecurity, physical security, health or natural threat related stories from the past week.

Bomb Threat Exercise

Library Card Series: Bomb Threats

An overview of what to do when you receive a bomb threat of find a suspicious package.

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Cannabis ISAO Director’s Cut: July 9

In this blog series, our Executive Director Ben Taylor highlights a selection of cybersecurity, physical security, health or natural threat related stories from the past week.

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Library Card Series: CISA Cyber Essentials Toolkits

In this week’s Library Card Series post we will be going over the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Cyber Essentials Toolkits.

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Cannabis ISAO Director’s Cut: July 2

In this blog series, our Executive Director Ben Taylor highlights a selection of cybersecurity, physical security, health or natural threat related stories from the past week.

Cannabis Dispensary Robber

Library Card Series: The Power of Hello

For this post of our Library Card Series we will be reviewing a customer service and security tool promoted by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) entitled The Power of Hello.

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Cannabis ISAO Director’s Cut: June 25

In this blog series, our Executive Director Ben Taylor highlights a selection of cybersecurity, physical security, health or natural threat related stories from the past week.

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Library Card Series: Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks

For this post of our Library Card Series we will be reviewing an article posted by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks.

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Cannabis ISAO Director’s Cut: June 18

In this blog series, our Executive Director Ben Taylor highlights a selection of  cybersecurity, physical security, health or natural threat related stories from the past week.

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Library Card Series: Hurricanes

In our weekly Library Card Series we highlight a selection from our resource library to help introduce the content to our industry partners.

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Cannabis ISAO Director’s Cut: June 11

In this blog series, our Executive Director Ben Taylor highlights a selection of  cybersecurity, physical security, health or natural threat related stories from the past week.

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Library Card Series: Active Shooter Resources

For this post of our Library Card Series we will be reviewing the FBI’s guide on Active Shooter Resources.

Cannabis ISAO Director’s Cut: June 04

In this blog series, our Executive Director Ben Taylor highlights a selection of  cybersecurity, physical security, health or natural threat related stories from the past week.

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Library Card Series: Wildfire Safety Guide

For this post of the Library Card Series we will be reviewing the Wildfire Safety Guide prepared by ready.gov, which was last updated on May 25, 2021.

Cannabis ISAO Director’s Cut: May 28

In this blog series, our Executive Director Ben Taylor highlights a selection of  cybersecurity, physical security, health or natural threat related stories from the past week.

Library Card Series: CISA Ransomware Guide

For this post of the Library Card Series we will be reviewing the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) Ransomware Guide, which was published in September 2020 in collaboration with the Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center (MS-ISAC).

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Cannabis ISAO Director’s Cut: May 21

Weekly roundup from the Cannabis ISAO’s Executive Director of cybersecurity, physical security, health and natural threat related stories that could impact the cannabis industry.

Cannabis ISAO on the Nerd Out Podcast

In the latest episode of Nerd Out, Dave welcomes in Ben Taylor, Executive Director of the Cannabis Information Sharing and..

Gate 15 Interviews: Matt Mitchell

We want to share an excellent conversation between our colleagues in resiliency at Gate 15. This podcast features our Gate..

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A Letter from Our Founder

So why a Cannabis ISAO? I’m excited about cannabis legalization and the developing cannabis industry for a lot of reasons…