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December 12, 2019 | Security Consulting
According to Wikipedia, future-proofing “is the process of anticipating the future and developing methods of minimizing the effects of shocks and stresses of future events.”
When speaking about security programs, future-proofing means approaching the design and operational elements of your security infrastructure in a way that allows it to evolve and keep pace with the shifting threat landscape while addressing ongoing business requirements.
When applied from a holistic standpoint – intersecting operations, technology and the built environment – future-proofing … Read More
June 10, 2019 | Security Consulting
We were recently asked by an architectural firm “…how can we implement security features for active assailant scenarios into our designs?” This was quite refreshing, as the typical request for active assailant assistance is to conduct on-site scenario-based training. While training is important, it can be ineffective unless followed by regular practice, i.e. developing “muscle memory.” And, it is but one tool in the box of prevention and response options. There are many additional proactive measures that can be taken … Read More
June 4, 2019 | Security Consulting
A frequent topic in discussions regarding federal acquisition is communication between the government and industry – the vendor community wants more of it, but government employees remain reluctant to participate. Let’s examine the dynamics…
All federal agencies have mission needs which are supported by, and often performed by, vendors under contracts with those agencies. Successful performance under these contracts requires vendor understanding of the agency mission, vision and challenges. The government needs to understand vendor capability, experience, solution set, and … Read More
May 15, 2019 | Security Consulting
In developing, deploying and managing physical and cyber security platforms around the globe, I often am asked about the latest lessons learned and best practices we recommend surrounding Integrated Identity Access and Identity Management (IAM). Current, traditional models for IAM do not address the vulnerabilities that have evolved throughout the security protection landscape, and corporations would be advised to take a fresh approach to their integrated IAM posture.
IAM is implemented in the corporate environment via three distinct … Read More
October 30, 2018 | Security Consulting
The recent tragedy at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh calls attention to a harsh fact: houses of worship are not immune to violence. Conversations about what can be done to keep violent weapons and dangerous materials from falling into the wrong hands continue to dominate the political discussion, … Read More
July 11, 2018 | Security Consulting
As published in Security Today on July 11, 2018.
Conversations about what can be done to keep violent weapons and dangerous materials from falling into the wrong hands continue to dominate the political discussion, leaving communities wondering about what they can do to prevent the next school or church attack. Houses of worship find themselves in a particularly vulnerable position, opening doors to hundreds of people, while not necessarily having the resources to adequately protect themselves from violence, or even … Read More
April 9, 2018 | Security Consulting
As we’ve seen in the wake of the terrible events in Parkland, Florida and at the YouTube corporate campus, the task of protecting shared spaces, such as offices and schools, has become increasingly complex, particularly in the current environment of rising political tensions and the difficulty that schools, workplaces and law enforcement can have in assessing threats. However, with the right combination of knowledge, experience, and resources, the risk of an incident can be mitigated and lives can be … Read More
February 28, 2018 | Security Consulting