How the U.S. Capitol Riots Forever Changed the Value of a Proactive Security Approach

The riots at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 took many by surprise. Unfortunately, this feeling of surprise was felt by security and protection agencies near and far. It forever changed how we value protective intelligence and proactive threat management — especially in close proximity to a high-profile event.

In this episode, Fred Burton and Marisa Randazzo, CEO and Founder of SIGMA Threat Management Associates, discuss how the U.S. Capitol riots were a game changer for not only physical security, but the most high-profile example of a protective intelligence failure in recent history. Analyzing the threat landscape and being aware of even the smallest changes results in less missed signals and the ability to stay ahead of potential crises. In this action-packed episode, Fred and Marisa also discuss the security implications for the upcoming presidential inauguration.

Dr. Randazzo is CEO and founder of SIGMA Threat Management Associates, a team of leading experts in behavioral threat assessment and threat management. She is an international expert on threat assessment and violence prevention, with over 25 years of experience investigating, assessing, and managing a broad array of threatening and dangerous situations. She is Director of Threat Management at Georgetown University. Prior, Dr. Randazzo served for ten years with the U.S. Secret Service, most recently as Chief Research Psychologist, and has co-authored several leading books on threat assessment. She frequently provides commentary to major news outlets on all aspects of violent behavior and prevention.

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