Analyze IT: California Ford dealership

Former presumptions of how termination meetings transpire have changed. No longer can we assume that the former employee will quietly leave and begin a new stage of their life. If you haven’t already enhanced and/or changed the way your organization handles termination proceedings, I implore you to look at this process as a potential threat… Read more »

Analyze IT: Costco emergency doors

The strategy needs to be simple since the execution of the strategy will likely be quick! Plan several escape routes based on your current location in the event your primary route is either blocked or inaccessible. Know your environment to the best of your ability and plan before, not during the crisis. Be prepared to… Read more »

Analyze IT: The Virginia Beach municipal building attack

(EVENT: May 2019) If we, as a society, business owner, human resources director, manager, or employee continue to ignore training in the process of identifying, reporting, and mitigating potential violence, we are doomed to witness repetitive tragedies. A mere one-time background check and reference verification is NOT a workplace violence program! This epidemic is growing,… Read more »

Analyze IT: Understanding the R.A.H.L.F. Model: FIGHT

(EVENT: APRIL-MAY 2019) How will you react during a crisis incident? What decisions will you make to enhance your safety and the security of others? Most individuals will assume they know the answer to these questions; however, it is difficult to truly understand how you or anyone else around you will react in the face… Read more »

Analyze IT: The Attacks Against Religious Institutions

(EVENTS: OCTOBER 2018- APRIL 2019) Paying close attention to rhetoric spoken or written by individuals for promoting hate and discord among their audience should become a part of security procedures for identifying potential threats to an organization. Consistently overt and aggressive opinions, though protected by free speech, remain a potential indicator, particularly if the speech… Read more »

Analyze IT: The Sri Lanka Attacks

(EVENT: April 2019) It’s tragic when human life is lost as a result of hate and bias. What’s even more tragic is the loss of human life when critical information is not shared and disseminated in the proper format. Information is and always will be a lifesaving tool if used properly. Effective communication skills must… Read more »

Analyze IT: Los Angeles area bike riding aggressor

(EVENT: MARCH-APRIL 2019) Always be aware of who is approaching your “personal space”. Society spends an unnecessary amount of time with heads in the downward position reading their electronic devices. Complaisant actions from organizations and individuals have increased a would-be attackers’ chances of success by our own mistakes and apathy towards situational awareness. Situational awareness… Read more »

Analyze IT: Pacific Gas & Electric’s Metcalf transmission substation

(EVENT: APRIL 2013) As a security director, security officer, or concerned employee do you considered thinking “outside of the box” regarding potential attacks which could occur at your facility? Security analysis is incomplete if only “likely methods of attack” are identified and examined for mitigation. Aggressive acts may come in various forms and not fall… Read more »