5 Tech Takeaways ASIS International Seminar & Exhibits 2017

Top 5 Tech Takeaways from ASIS 2017

It is truly hard to believe that yet another annual ASIS International Seminar & Exhibits has just concluded. Dallas provided a convenient location to see, learn, and network. While my corporate security and vendor colleagues and I get a tad older each year, it was great to see the younger generation learning and working that exhibit floor.

I recall the days when the exhibits occupied a small room. Two or three companies produced the electronic security devices we knew and loved. Getting to all the exhibits was more than possible during our week at ASIS each year.… Read More

Protecting Food Against Intentional Adulteration



The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Final Rule provides us with guidance and law related to protecting food from intentional acts of contamination. To prevent an act of intentional adulteration (IA) that could cause harm to the public on a large scale, the FDA is implementing risk-reducing strategies to combat IA, as detailed in a recently required Food Defense Plan.

Strategies to build this plan include:

  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Mitigation Strategies
    • Monitoring
    • Corrective Actions
    • Verification
  • Training and Record keeping


The Vulnerability Assessment is the major starting step in the process.… Read More

Top 2 Security Risks for 2017 and What You Can Do to Prevent Them

Recently, I was interviewed by Camera Security Now for my thoughts & insights into the Top 2 Security Risks for US based multi-national corporations for 2017.  I had a terrific time meeting & discussing today’s issues overall and especially want to thank Andy Wendt for reaching out to me and putting this article together!

Incidents of violence in the news have dramatically increased over the past 2 years. These situations include:

•San Bernardino CA office party

•Orlando FL nightclub

•Charleston SC church

•Aurora CO movie theatre

•Dallas TX parking garage in Texas

Perpetrators have also begun to prey on law enforcement.… Read More

The evolving terrorism threat impact for U.S. companies: A Case Study – Turkey

In an ever changing and evolving threat from terrorism, we all look for viable solutions that are economically feasible, meet the duty of care requirement and do not complicate business.  Often times we forget the implications the Global War on Terror has for our business operations overseas.  I recently completed a survey that was focused on whether business should pull out of Istanbul or remain.  The question couldn’t have come at a more opportune time.  While I was planning my impending travel to the city where East meets the West, I found myself looking closely at the travel risk as well as whether it was feasible to curtail travel by our business units. … Read More

Business Continuity & Resumption – A Report from the Field

This article could easily be titled, “The Things People Do”. When it comes to assessing business continuity and resumption (BCR), I think I have seen it all until the next assignment. Here are some gems to get you thinking about your environment and things to keep your eyes on.

The Obvious Not Being Obvious

I once worked in a very secure environment that required security clearances for everyone, including the custodians. It was a critical operation that had to function with 99.999 reliability. On my first day I inspected the building and grounds from top to bottom with the Facility Manager.… Read More

LATEST NEWS: Tough Men for Hire – Ex-Special Forces in Demand for War on Terror

By: Malia Zimmerman
Published February 25, 2015

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Michael Delamere, founder of Seattle-based Premier Risk Solutions, built his company largely on training security personnel for Fortune 1000 corporations and providing on-the-ground protection for corporate executives in areas where terrorists and drug cartels flourish.

His teams have faced down danger in Mexico, the Philippines and, more recently, in Nigeria, where the militant Islamic group Boko Haram has carved out a territory of its own in the blood of innocent countrymen. Last month, Premier Risk hosted a delegation of top security officials from Saudi Arabia for a wide-ranging training program that touched on crime, security, communications and emergency management.… Read More