Corporate Cost-Cutting and Why Security Teams Do Not Need to Compromise on Investigations and Intelligence Solutions

This article was originally featured on IFSEC Insider Every executive’s career will sometimes involve budget cuts that affect their department. Security executives are no strangers to this scenario; about one out of every five security departments experienced budget reductions between 2020 and 2022, according to Security Magazine’s Security Benchmark Report. It’s always a challenging situation.…

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Family Offices: What They Get Right About Security, and What Companies Can Learn from Them

This article was originally featured on ASIS Security Management Family offices are privately held companies that often handle wealth management and investments for heads of companies, executives, and high-profile individuals—many of whom are quite wealthy. But these organizations often have broader responsibilities. Over the years, they’ve become among the best when it comes to protective intelligence and…

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4 Ways Corporate Security Teams Can Better Respond to Rising Crime Rates

Since 2019, the world has experienced a lot of unexpected and unprecedented changes. For corporate security professionals, shifting trends in criminal activity are becoming a persistent and ongoing concern. This is especially top of mind for retailers as holiday shoppers scurry for last minute gifts, and storefronts are challenged by violence and increased crime. From…

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A Unique Approach to Corporate Security in Biotech: A Q&A with Exact Sciences

We recently sat down with Scott Brinkman, the Associate Director of Global Security at Exact Sciences Corporation to discuss the approach his team takes to protective intelligence, threat assessment and how his corporate security program differs within a fast-moving biotech company.  Exact Sciences Corporation is an international molecular diagnostics company specializing in the detection of…

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Why Corporate Execs Should Prepare For Heightened Polarization

This article was originally featured on Forbes This year alone, the Department of Homeland Security has issued over half a dozen National Terrorism Advisory Bulletins. The latest warned that the U.S. remains in a heightened threat environment. Sadly, the DHS’s bulletins aren’t a new development. For the past few years, domestic extremists and foreign adversaries alike…

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Growing Role of HR in Enhancing Workplace Security

Explore how Human Resources is partnering with security to foster a safer workplace culture. About a decade ago, one of my colleagues, Melissa Muir, was working in the courts as a young human resources (HR) manager and was preparing to terminate an employee.  In her effort to minimize embarrassment to the employee, she agreed to…

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What’s a Threat? That Depends on What Your Job Is

Extreme weather can stop trucks on the road and prevent key personnel from getting in the office, disruptions that can cost millions. Failure to comply with regulations can damage a company’s reputation and drive up operational costs.  These situations present real risks to the business.  Too often, executives in charge of managing one type of…

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6 Measures Safety, Security and Protection Leaders Can Take To Be Proactive During Volatile Times

In our recent webinar, Leading Corporate Security During Volatile Times, Ontic security experts joined to discuss ways for security leaders to future-proof their programs, prioritize protection and leverage technology to help mitigate risks inflicted by the rapidly-evolving threat landscape. The panel consisted of Chuck Randolph, Executive Director of Strategic Intelligence, Dr. Marisa Randazzo, Executive Director…

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Corporate Stances, Potential Blowback and Security Strategies

This article was originally featured on Security Info Watch The drumbeat of bad news for corporate security and risk management seems to be endless: blowback from the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the mass shooting in Uvalde, Russia’s war in Ukraine, the upcoming 2022 midterm elections, the ongoing investigation and hearings…

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Threat Assessment 101 for Corporate Security Teams

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Modern software tools and data collection make building threat assessment easier and better communicate risk. Leading corporate security teams understand the value of a threat assessment and how it fits into their overall risk management system. A threat assessment helps security managers and company leaders gauge risk. When done correctly, the assessment process helps to…

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Lessons Learned from the Nonprofit Approach to Actionable Threat Intelligence

Nonprofit organizations worldwide know that actionable threat intelligence is critical—they are among the top targets for threat actors. Threats to nonprofit organizations aren’t just against the at-risk communities they serve but are also against their facilities, executives, and employees.  Three of the country’s largest nonprofit organizations came together at Summit to dive deeper into their…

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Leading Through Crisis: Lessons from Salesforce Security Leaders

“It is extremely important you speak truth to power. It’s extremely difficult because they don’t always want to hear it. I disclose everything upfront. You really have to get comfortable mitigating that risk.” – Keith White, Chief of Safety and Security, Salesforce  Salesforce ranks 137 on the 2021 Fortune 500 list of the largest U.S.…

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The Security Professionals’ Dilemma: Does Talking About Safety Make Employees Feel Unsafe?

Explore the balance of security communications in the workplace to foster a safer environment without instilling fear. Security strategy at American organizations can, at times, be something of a contradiction.  More than half of respondents in the 2022 State of Protective Intelligence Report said their company waits until a catastrophe strikes to react rather than…

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