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Combating Insider Threats from the Inside Out

January 10, 2018 | Physical Security Security Consulting

In today’s business environment, managing risk requires a good understanding of the threats which exist outside our organizations but also those that exist within. So often our focus is on keeping the bad guys out, that we sometimes forget about the risks within our own organizations. Understanding your organization’s Insider Threat risk and having some common-sense tools to mitigate it, are the first steps to developing a successful strategy.

According to the 2015 Forrester Global Security Survey, 56% of … Read More

Security Matters – Are You Doing Enough?

December 4, 2017 | Security Consulting

Regrettably, most security programs are judged on past performance.  If an organization has not experienced a security incident, the conclusion is that the program must be effective.  As a result, organizations become complacent and often reduce their security posture over time.  The ubiquitous financial investment disclaimer, “past performance is not an indicator of future outcomes” is applicable to an organization’s security program.  Moreover, many companies only review and re-evaluate their security practices after a significant incident has occurred.

Organizations with … Read More

Strengthening Crisis & Emergency Management Programs

September 27, 2017 | Security Consulting

We already face an overwhelming array of hazards and threats every year, but according to weather predictions, the strength of hurricanes could double by 2050. With the prospect of more dangerous and destructive storms and natural disasters in our future, we need to proactively prepare to protect our people and physical assets.

With the hurricanes devastating Florida and Texas, and the wildfires plaguing Montana, it’s even more critical for organizations to establish a Crisis and Emergency Management (CEM) … Read More

Protecting the Protectors

September 8, 2017 | Security Consulting

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, and in the face of the pending arrival of Hurricane Irma, critical employees of key response industries such as emergency services (police, fire, rescue), utility providers, food services, transportation firms, communication companies, and hospitals throughout the region are stretched thin and under considerable stress. Multiple studies over recent years consistently point to the fact that the operational effectiveness of these critical employees is directly related to their assuredness that their own families are safe. … Read More

Active Shooters Have A Plan – Do You?

June 12, 2017 | Security Consulting

Read any of the news headlines and on any given week you will see a story of an active shooter attack.  Last week’s shooting at a Dallas car dealership and the terrorist attack on the streets of London are yet more jarring reminders of the threats we face in public spaces and work places across the country from rogue active shooters seeking to take lives and disrupt our sense of safety.

A common theme among active shooters is often the … Read More

Stadium Security Isn’t Just a Risk for the Big Leagues

January 10, 2017 | Security Consulting

Harsh realities have forced us to acknowledge that the risk to and vulnerability of spectators is real. Homegrown and foreign-based terrorists all have one thing in common – finding the softest, high profile targets that provide the greatest impact for spreading fear. America’s four professional sports leagues have come to better understand this axiom and have made significant progress over the last five to ten years to drastically enhance security measures at their stadiums. Encouragingly, as a result of mandatory … Read More

Predictive Intelligence And Intelligence Fusion – Moving From The Demo To Reality

September 28, 2016 | Security Consulting

Today’s threat environment is evolving at an alarming rate. Global and domestic acts of terror are occurring on a more frequent basis with catastrophic outcomes that resonate at a very visceral level within the corporate fabric, from key executives to line employees.

Competing for headlines with these heinous acts are the continual data breaches that erode the financial integrity fabric and brand value of major enterprises.

The profile of the perpetrators of acts of terror and corporate security breaches continues … Read More

Active Shooters Are Meticulous Planners – Are You?

August 26, 2016 | Security Consulting

Sadly, another week goes by and yet another story of active shooters on a campus – this time the American University in Kabul.  While distant from home, it’s a jarring reminder of the threats we face in schools, universities, public spaces and work places across the country from rogue active shooters seeking to take lives and disrupt our sense of safety.

A common theme among active shooters is often the meticulous effort they go through to plan their actions … Read More

Olympics Lessons Learned: Is your event planning prepared for today’s challenges?

August 19, 2016 | Security Consulting

While millions of people across the globe watched American Michael Phelps propel himself through the pool in record speeds or Jamaican runner Usain Bolt sprint to another gold medal in the 100 meters, scores of security officials were already busy making preparations for the 2018 PyeongChang winter and the 2020 Tokyo summer games. Like other events of this size, successful event planning requires advanced security preparations, expert technical design, comprehensive due diligence and continuous operational readiness training. In the case … Read More

Security lessons from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro

August 10, 2016 | Security Consulting

With large events such as the Olympics, there is absolutely no room for strategic planning errors – the consequences can be tragic.  These events attract thousands of people from all over the world and require multiple layers of security, pre-planning and efficient coordination in order to ensure such a massive multi-venue and multi-week event is safe.

Fortunately, up to now, the Rio Olympics have proceeded without major issues despite a number of early strategic planning errors that could have been

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