Nerd Out Security Panel Discussion: EP 13. Cannabis ISAO!
In the latest episode of Nerd Out, Dave welcomes in Ben Taylor, Executive Director of the Cannabis Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO). Their conversation looked at the evolution of the industry and the needs that an ISAO can provide to help those in the ever-growing Cannabis industry look at threats and develop strategies to protect their customers and organizations. Ben talked through the announcement of the ISAO and the next steps including offerings on their website and social media platforms. Dave and Ben also looked at the challenges that ISAOs face in getting attention and gaining members, but highlighted the value that they bring and the value of information sharing to the overall strength of the industry.
To learn more about Cannabis ISAO, visit their website: https://cannabisisao.org or check out their social media accounts. Twitter: @CannabisISAO and LinkedIn: @CannabisISAO
Ben Taylor is the Executive Director of the Cannabis-ISAO. Ben also 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.