Museum Guards Decide

Our ability to mitigate threat is built on awareness, it’s the first important step for detection which then leads to deterrence and deployment. It seems obvious that those who are…

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Benchmarking Security Assessments

Ask three people: is the security here good? and you’ll get four different answers.  Our notions about security tend to be qualitative.  Sure, if a security system was recently breached…

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Transit Insecurity

Violent crime on city streets and around transit hubs are in the news every day. A little old lady gets punched in the face at a bus stop, someone is…

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Duty to Protect

To what extent is a business obligated to provide security for its customers?  And to what extent does security influence which businesses a customer choses to frequent?  These questions are…

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Officer Joe’s on Post

The security industry has some unique characteristics which influence its management.  What works just fine for management in other business sectors does not work well in security. As background, decades…

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Offensive vs Defensive Intelligence

There are two main disciplines in the field of intelligence:  offensive and defensive.  At a national level, countries may chose a defensive or an offensive intelligence posture. For example, the…

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Paycheck Power

Law enforcement is being de-funded in many places and regardless to the degree, many police departments will be operating with less resources.   Clearly, there is a lot to distinguish security…

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Jumping the Gun

Last Friday, the Santa Clara California District Attorney announced that his office is pursuing charges against officials in the Santa Clara Sheriff’s Office and AS Solution, a large executive protection…

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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…

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