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GSD Fails

Tim Wenzel Jon Harris & Lee Oughton

About us

GSD Fails is a series of conversations to explore resiliency in the face of adversity.  We will talk with people who have fallen and have been transformed in some way by their experiences.


ContentFocus Areas

  • Security Industry Thought Leadership - Driving innovation and supporting the advancement of emerging Security industry issues and technology
  • Leadership Principles in Action -Articulating and demonstrating exemplary professional practices
  • Diversity in the workplace; Developing and executing inclusion and diversity initiatives, and supporting YP, WIS,inclusion, mentorship,and non-traditional talent pipeline
  • Beyond the Industry - Showcasing the human side of work through EQ, work-life balance, mentorship, motivation, and authenticity!

GSD Mission Statement:

GSD#GettingSecurityDone is Committed to Accelerating the Advancement of theSecurity Industry.

We are accomplishing this through the thought leadership of emerging industry leaders to re-focus the industry's conversation in a more relevant direction.

Our primary products are GSD Talks and GSD Fails. These are in addition to the public appearances, education sessions, and speaking engagements made by the#GSDcrew at conferences and virtual events.

GSD is also committed to social projects such as #TheKindnessGames, The Human Side of Security, etc; which lead the industry with positivity, acknowledge that we are all people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, and support others within the industry.  This is a cause for celebration because it is the path to innovation and a positive impact on the world around us.

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Security IQ EP 31: Discernment

In this short episode of Security IQ, Min and Elisa are asking us to take another look at how and where we gather our information, as well as inviting anyone in the audience to join them in a future discussion on discernment.

GIPS EP 11: Electronic Security Association

In this episode of Global Insights in Professional Security, host Mike Gips is joined by Merlin Guilbeau, Executive Director and CEO of the Electronic Security Association.

The Generalist EP 18: A Formula for Good Security

In this episode of The Generalist, host Ilya Umanskiy brings us a formula for good security.

3 Guys and a Ball EP 4: Active Threats Pt 3

In this episode of 3 Guys and a Ball, the guys continue wrap up on their part three part series on active threats and active shooters.

The Inside with Ryan Herd of Caregiver Smart Solutions

In this episode of the Inside, host Lee Odess sits down with Ryan Herd, Founder and CEO of Caregiver Smart Solutions.

IMAC EP 27: Milestone Systems

In this episode of IMAC, Lee and Colin sit down with Jennifer Hones, Key Account Team Manager at Milestone Systems. Throughout the interview the three discuss the difference between an "open" security system and a truly open system. Jennifer also tells us about Milestone's open APIs and SDKs.


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The Inside

Lee Odess

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Tim Wenzel & Kehkashan Dadwani

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Mike Gips

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