Corporate Security

Covid-19 Impact on Security

The challenges of Covid have touched nearly every aspect of our global lives – if and how we socialize, finances, schooling, work conditions and travel.  New security threats particular related to Covid include cyber schemes to get money for fake charities or phishing for data disguised as government benefits agencies or IRS stimulus package agents. …

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Hacking Identity

False IDs are key to criminal activity that goes well beyond an underage teenager buying a six-pack of beer.  Take the case of John Colletti, who racked up over $120,000 at casinos in Michigan and Kansas using false identification. Colletti’s ploy was to withdraw cash from casino ATMs using false IDs. From online sources, he…

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Hospital Security in Times of Covid-19

Hospitals that only a few months ago were hosting kidney transplants and mending accident victims are now full time Covid-19 triage and acute care centers. Medical centers as perhaps never before are on the forefront of a global battle. Frustrated, overworked personnel are being forced to make hard decisions about distribution of limited resources. The…

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Hashtag Security

Tik Tok is the world’s leading short video platform, an app used for creating and sharing short videos ranging from 5 to 15 seconds, in some cases up to 60 seconds in length, enjoyed by over 500 million users across the globe.  It’s the world’s most downloaded iPhone app. As with other social media, a…

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Facebook’s Robust Security

There may be complaints about Facebook’s ability to secure its users’ data, or to secure against criminals using Facebook as a platform for illicit activities, but on the home front it seems Facebook has security covered pretty well. When you think about how ubiquitous Facebook is, how beloved, hated and controversial, it’s easy to see…

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Security Dogs

Humans and dogs enjoy a special relationship, both social and professional.  For the latter, there are many examples with which we are all familiar: SWAT teams use dogs to help clear a room, soldiers use dogs to detect IEDs, isolated facilities use dogs to guard against perimeter breaches, customs agencies use dogs to sniff out…

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Parking Lot Security

Parking lots are an integral part of our modern lives.  They are attached to the places we go to shop or for work.  They can serve a logistical function as in “Let’s meet at the Walmart parking lot to carpool to the picnic.”  And parking lots can also be dangerous places.   They are convenient locales…

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10 Benefits of Red Teaming

1   Red Teaming is an excellent training tool.  It teaches skills to security officers that enable them to handle threats on an ongoing basis so that when the officer is confronted with ‘the real deal’ he already has experience under his belt.  Without red teaming, the officer has neither the skills nor the experience…

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Better Security Officers

Security officers are minimum wage workers.  Their typically lower pay is often cited as a reason for high attrition rates and the unfortunate, sometimes disparaging impression that security officers are not up to snuff. Look at other minimum wage workers:  dishwashers, cashiers, fast food preppers, janitors or product demonstrators to name a random grouping.  In…

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Sixteen Years of Predictive Profiling

Back in 2002, I was driving with a colleague to see a client in Palmdale, California, a couple hours’ drive outside of Los Angeles.  This was only a few months after 9/11 when the country and the world were looking for an understanding of and solutions to the specter of terrorism.  We were talking about…

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