How to RedTeam Test to Address Security Flaws

Red Team testing, or otherwise known as physical security penetration testing (pen test), occurs more often than is typically discussed amongst perhaps more sexy topics in the security industry like Executive Protection, Workplace Violence Prevention, or Event Security.  However, the benefits learned if the red-teaming is done well can help solidify the very essential elements of a good security program.

Having administered in the proximity of 200+ pen tests over the course of the last half dozen years approximately I can say that no two tests often happen to be the same.  Varying up days of the week and times of the day that tests are conducted will help ascertain the most robust, holistic information regarding a security program. … Read More

Security’s Primary Service: The Road to Comfort

road to comfortHow prophetic of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, during his inaugural address in 1933, when he uttered those famous words, “So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is…fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance…” While the context at the time was far different than our experiences today, these words aptly describe how workers are feeling in 2019. I have been fortunate to work in the public and private sector for over 30 years. Never in my career have I experienced the level of fear in the workplace I see today.… Read More

How to Elevate Your Workplace Violence Prevention Program: Going Beyond the Resume!

This webinar will examine how the workforce continues to evolve with the advancement of technology and sociocultural evolution tools available today.

WPV programPresenters on this panel include:

Michael Delamere, President | Premier Risk Solutions LLC
Jeffrey Harp, Head of Security | San Francisco Public Utilities Commission 
Al Robinette, President | Career Path Consulting & Development 

Listeners will gain a better understanding of approaches and philosophies to increase engagement of personnel working in or assigned within your team in corporate security programs of all vertical markets.

To listen to the full session, please visit the Security Industry Association who hosted our event!… Read More

How to Operate Ethically in Private Security

Let’s start by advising that this is intended to be a high level overview and not a state-by-state or metropolitan jurisdictional driven breakdown.  However, if you are looking for such a thing, this is as decent a resource as one will find out on the net for information for a consolidated breakdown. Although we recommend going directly to the governmental entity in each respective state to illicit information directly from them as laws & statutes can change from year-to-year.

As a 2010 US Department of Justice funded research report points out, private security is an essential element of protecting persons as well as intellectual & physical property of business’ today. … Read More

Connecting the Dots in the World Around You

Acumen Capacity Index™ Series: Systems Judgment

Today we continue our discussion on Acumen Capacity in the protection industry series. In this article, we will focus on the third of six dimensions “Systems Judgement”.

Systems Judgment is the development of the capacity to recognize systems and order in the world. This might include activities such as thinking and planning, concepts and idea development, authoritative order (laws, policies, rules, and procedures), and understanding big picture & long-term objectives.

The capacity to understand how the world around you fits together along with the cause and effect is not universal. Some individuals with high clarity can quickly and easily see patterns, understand the why behind actions, and make better decisions.… Read More

Does the Way We Think Really Matter?

Does the Way We Think Really Matter?

Acumen Capacity Index™ Series

Today we continue our discussion on Acumen Capacity in the protection industry series. In this article, we will focus on the second of six dimensions “Practical Thinking”.

According to a study by the U.S. Army Research Institute for Behavioral and Social Sciences “Practical thinking is based on natural ways of thinking such as considering multiple perspectives, adapting thinking to situations, looking for hidden assumptions, and following guidelines for reasoning”. (Fallesen, Michel, Lussier, & Pounds, 1996). It is the capacity for common sense in decision making and problem-solving to achieve goals.… Read More

Top 6 Benefits for “Understanding Others” Acumen Capacity Index™ Series

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Acumen Capacity Index™ Series – Understanding Others

Today we continue our discussion on Acumen Capacity in the protection industry series. In this article, we will focus on the first of six dimensions “Understanding Others”. This is a critical aspect of assessing your specialist for assignments and matching to the principal’s needs. It sounds like a simple concept, yet a large number of professionals either cannot or choose not to develop their ability to understand others. The definition for “Understanding Others” is the individual’s ability to identify uniqueness and individuality in others around them. The goal for understanding your specialist’s level of clarity and bias on this is to provide you the insight to align your specialist with the assignments needs.… Read More

The Value of Value Proposition for Security

Building a business case for security can often be a daunting task, presenting multiple challenges.  Now there’s a solution, one that works and makes good business sense.  It’s defining the real and measurable value your security business brings to any organization.  We’ll discuss how to calculate the real value Corporate Security brings to an organization.  It’s called Value Proposition, and it works.

The realization that the sum total of all our efforts was not producing the results we needed led us to look at applying proven business skills to Corporate Security. We asked ourselves about the basic business function of Security, that we couldn’t do today’s job with yesterday’s methods, and expect to be successful in the future.… Read More

Do you understand the true potential of your team?

Acumen Capacity Index Series

What if I could hand you a crystal ball for your talent selection and hiring decisions? How awesome would that be? What if you could know in advance your talents potential for success, risk of turnover, potential conflicts and more all before they occur? These are a few benefits of job benchmarking and predictive analytics.

How amazing would it be to see under the surface of your existing talent and future applicants to see if they have the Capacity to do the job or the assignment? Using the most current validated and reliable tools that meet EEOC and OFCCP requirements we can provide powerful insights.… Read More

We Cannot Forget the Importance of Operational Security

Being able to share information instantly with just a push of a button, the click on the keyboard, or in casual conversation, it’s easy to forget the importance of maintaining operational security for an EP assignment. Often, critical data is transmitted and shared throughout the assignment. Sometimes seemingly innocent factors such as particular Internet connections and casual conversation can be a hindrance and even potentially, a direct threat.

The five steps of operational security include determining the scope of critical information, developing threats, identifying weaknesses, calculating risks and ultimately implementing countermeasures. As professionals, when we address each of these areas there are multiple opportunities to make a mistake and reveal something that could be detrimental to the integrity of the assignment.… Read More