How Security Teams Can Leverage Crime Data to Protect Their Assets and Facilities

Whether you’re scouting for a new business location or assessing the safety of an existing one, corporate security professionals focused on keeping facilities, employees, visitors or other assets safe, need a way to better understand the geographical risks surrounding them.  A recent report by the Council on Criminal Justice revealed that robberies affecting businesses increased…

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Red Teaming at Scale to Uncover Your Big Unknowns

This article was originally featured on Dark Reading During the global war on terror, a group of commissioned and noncommissioned officers in the United States military participated in a unique training event. Soldiers of various ranks, all with different specialties, assembled in a remote location where they were stripped of rank and other identifying markers.…

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A Physical Security Imperative: Critical Infrastructure Security

Critical infrastructure security is an imperative for society to operate properly.

Attacks on critical infrastructure have doubled in the last year, with events such as the attacks on Ukrainian power companies, Colonial Pipeline and JBS Food, that have brought to light the necessity of critical infrastructure security systems and networks to function properly for society to operate. The impact of recent cyber attacks on power grids…

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Developing a “Corporate Foreign Policy”: The Urgent Need for Boardroom Geopolitics Strategies

An era of pervasive geopolitical tumult means that companies, and the executives who run them, must begin formulating and following coherent strategies for global engagement. In the first piece of a series on the intersectionality of geopolitics and global business, Colin Reed explores this growing need, and poses early recommendations for companies seeking to develop…

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Using The Indications and Warning (I&W) Analysis to Manage Organizational Risk

The Center for Protective Intelligence partnered with Scott McHugh who works for the Institute for Homeland Security at Sam Houston State University to develop this piece.  One of the key reasons we created the Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence (CPI) was to share industry tools, best practices and lessons learned to help those who protect…

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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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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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How to Build Situational Awareness Faster in Your Organization

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See how modern advancements emphasize the benefits of integrated technology in enhancing real-time threat detection and response. Situational awareness is mandatory for the modern security professional. Understanding where threats originate and their vector relative to your principals and assets helps companies mitigate risk and protect their operations. In the past, corporate security teams relied heavily…

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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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Taking Sides: Securing Executives and Operations Amid Unrest

The tempo of protective security concerns since the 2020 election have been relentless. Threats have been non-stop since the 2020 election, followed by the January 6th storming of the U.S. Capitol, the D.C. bomber on the run, compounded by protests related to the pandemic, social justice issues and economic unrest. The leaked Supreme Court memo…

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For Business Resiliency, Detect Threats in Real Time

Explore the impact of COVID-19, global geopolitics, and emerging threats on business operations. This article was originally featured on Total Security Advisor As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and various stages of reopenings occur, the threat landscape is dramatically expanding, which is compounded by global geopolitical issues such as the war between Russia and Ukraine. This…

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How Security Professionals Can Manage Threats From Extremism And Covid-19 Backlash

This article was originally featured on Forbes Count corporate security professionals among those wary of our country’s turbulent political landscape. The results of a recent survey my company, Ontic, conducted indicate that the rise in domestic extremism and political-related violence were among the highest concerns of security, compliance and legal professionals whose job it is to keep…

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The Global Focus, And Local Reality

The security environment that large companies face is book-ended right now by two momentous and historical events.  On one end is the rise of domestic extremism, on display most potently during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. On the other is the human tragedy unfolding in Ukraine, along with the personnel, global security,…

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