Tag Archives: security

Preparing for Protests

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From the “Arab Spring” that swept across Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya to the “Occupy Movement” that has occurred in many cities across the United States, one common intertwined theme has always been shared across these demonstrations, and that is the … Continue reading →

Sochi 2014 Olympics: Threats and Drivers

Security at the Sochi Olympics

As I write, hundreds of thousands of spectators and participants will be converging by air, sea, rail and road towards the Black Sea town of Sochi, sitting in the shadow of the now snow-laden Caucasian Mountains and the winter sports … Continue reading →

What Risks Will Emerge in 2014?

Shark Fin Emerging

Each year, we ask our subject matter experts what risks they’re keeping an eye on for the months ahead. Here are the ten emerging risks our bloggers are anticipating for 2014. Which do you think will actually emerge as a … Continue reading →

DANGER AHEAD? Forecasting the Future of Where Crime and Violence May Strike

Parking Garage (dark)

The ability to anticipate risk, recognize early indicators of criminal activity, and alert key decision makers to impending trouble is a priceless gift. Determining if your property is or may soon find itself in harm’s way should be a topic of great importance to any organization. Continue reading →

In the Cross-Hairs of Risk: Preparing for Catastrophic Acts of Violence

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UPDATE: During my 17 years of service in the law enforcement profession I have had the unfortunate opportunity to view in close detail and experience some of life’s most tragic and gut-wrenching moments. While  in public service and even now, … Continue reading →

Our Scariest Security Risk – Catastrophic Acts of Violence

Scariest Risks

Acts of senseless, catastrophic violence—shootings causing multiple fatalities and injuries—have occurred in shopping malls, restaurants, fitness centers, movie theaters, places of worship, military bases, grocery stores, summer camps, schools, nursing homes, and places of employment. They are my scariest security … Continue reading →

I of the Storm: How to Prepare for Protesters

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Big events and recent successes invite protesters--is your business prepared for the violence or damage that might ensue? Continue reading →

Super Protection for Super Events (Like the Super Bowl)

Stadium full of fans

For super events like the Super Bowl, Olympic games, or national political conventions, risk managers need to bring their A-games just as much as the players do to ensure success. Continue reading →

Virginia Tech Shooting Highlights Lessons Learned

Virginia Tech Candlelight Vigil

Last week’s shooting of a campus police officer at Virginia Tech brought back unwelcome memories of the attack that took place there four years ago, in which 33 people were killed and 25 injured by a single gunman. Continue reading →