Corporate Security

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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Safety Act

After an active shooter event or act of terrorism in the U.S., victims and their representatives often file suit against just about anyone they can. In the case of the Las Vegas shooting by Stephen Paddock, the concert promoters, the Mandalay Bay Hotel and bump stock manufacturers were all sued.  Victims and their families of…

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Under-trained Guards

Ask a private security company manager about officer training and they will tell you that of course, their guards are fully trained. What kind of training does the average security guard actually get?  Although guard requirements differ somewhat from state to state, the curriculum covers basic laws that would pertain to the job, public relations,…

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Stay Ahead of the Threat

On September 11, 2001, every U.S. airline met the security requirements set by the government.  Adherence to regulations did nothing to prevent the attacks of that day. Many corporate and government security administrators make the mistake of building their security system and its requirements only around past events, against those methods of operation that have…

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SAFE AND SECURE ENVIRONMENT

Maintaining a safe and secure environment for its employees, contractors and customers is critical to the success of the company. To this end, security officers working at any protected environment must be equipped with the necessary tools and skills to proactively recognize and respond to terrorist/criminal activity before it is realized.  They must have the knowledge and…

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SECURITY OFFICERS ENGAGEMENT

The biggest difference between how security is conducted in Israel versus most of the U.S. (and other countries) is a mindset of actively seeking engagement and the fact that law enforcement, military and private security officers all work based on the same threat-based methodology.  The notion of engagement isn’t only about responding to an event…

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Pot and Crime

A huge marijuana dispensary is going in across the street. I can see it from my office window.  I dread its opening for the traffic I imagine it will bring. Some anti pot politicians and activists have claimed that crime will increase where marijuana is legalized.  This view has been discredited (at least by Snopes)…

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Become a TRV Wizard

Over the past few years, we have been asked provide Threat, Risk and Vulnerability Assessments for many clients at locations across the globe.  These clients range from academic institutions, mass transit agencies, government facilities and corporate offices. Our approach to TRVs is based on a particular methodology.  Methodologies by definition are applicable to any environment…

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