COVID Chronicles Ep.02 | Under Armour, West Point and the Best Plans

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In this special episode of the Cybrary Podcast we bring you the COVID Chronicles. Hosting this series is Brian Dykstra, the CEO of Atlantic Data Forensics, who will be joined by guests from across the industry about how the Covid-19 Pandemic is affecting them. In this episode we will hear from Matt Dunlop, the CISO of Under Armour, Jim Meyer, the Managing Director for Coordinated Response, and COL Tanya Estes, Professor at The United States Military Academy at West Point.

Topic: How the Covid-19 Pandemic is affecting the industry
Hosted by: Brian Dykstra, Matt Dunlop, Jim Meyer, Tanya Estes
Length: 55 minutes
Released on: June 3rd, 2020
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In this episode of COVID Chronicles, our host, Brian Dykstra, interviews an illustrious panel of guests on their experience in managing change due to the disruption of the global 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic.

The panelists, Jim Meyer, Col. Tanya Estes, and Matthew Dunlop share their thoughts on the current situation and the impact it is having on their respective industries. The panel reveals how the transition to working from home progressed for their respective organizations - the roadblocks, learnings, and improvements they'll take away from this experience.

Brian asks thought-provoking questions to panelists to covering:

  • The transition to remote learning
  • VPN and licensing load issues with working from home
  • The setup of the humble home office,
  • Virtual coffee 1/2 hour
  • Loss of 2 quarters for retail
  • New innovations to bring customers back to retail
  • Common COVID pitfalls; and
  • The benefits of synchronous communication.

This is a light-hearted conversation between security specialists with a nuanced undertone reflecting on the advantages and drawbacks of the fall-out of COVID-19.

Panel Jim Meyer, managing director of Coordinated Response, offers a view of the pandemic through the lens of a disaster management consulting firm which covers a broad vertical of industries. Jim has a wealth of experience in disaster management, consulting, and policy.

Colonel Tanya Estes is the Core Program Director for the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Col. Estes has had a long career in the US Military and offers a novel insight into the impact of COVID-19 on the higher education sector and the military.

Matthew Dunlop is the Chief Information Security Officer for performance fitness brand Under Armour. Matthew offers a unique perspective on the pandemic from a global business that operates in the retail, fitness, and mobile application space.

Brian Dykstra is the host for the Cybrary COVID Chronicles. Brian is the President & CEO of Atlantic Data Forensics, with over 19 years of experience in the DIFR/IR space. Brian deals with clients across a variety of verticals and has a broad perspective on the impact of COVID-19 in technology. Brian has lead several Cybrary courses on digital forensics and Evimetry; these can be found at