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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Why Does This Threat Matter and What Happens Next?

It’s one thing to identify that something is not quite right and a threat is on the horizon, but that only gets you so far. Knowing what to do once intelligence is surfaced — measuring its significance and taking appropriate action to mitigate it — is a critical, often overlooked missing ingredient to a successful…

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Placing Bomb Threats in Perspective

In the wake of the recent wave of bomb threats placed to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) I was asked about the threats and what they mean for the HBCU institutions and their students. When investigating, law enforcement agencies must ask themselves if a bomb threat is specific and if it is plausible. Comprehending the…

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Thinking Strategically About Protective Intelligence Programs

Whether you’re establishing a protective intelligence program from scratch, or re-evaluating the way your team’s resources are currently allocated, it may be helpful to step back from the day-to-day issues within your programs and think more strategically. In many organizations, security leaders are too busy fighting literal and figurative fires to consider how they might…

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Reining in workplace violence in healthcare: What strategies work?

This article was originally featured in Security Magazine Two recent news stories –– an active shooter at a Philadelphia hospital, and the distribution of panic buttons to staffers at a Missouri hospital –– make public what many people in the healthcare industry already know: workplace violence is dramatically increasing. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 70% of non-fatal…

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Leading a Global Intelligence and Threat Analysis Program for One of the World’s Most Well-Known Brands

Leading the Walt Disney Global Intelligence and Threat Analysis program

Angela Lewis, Manager of Global Intelligence and Threat Analysis for The Walt Disney Company and Protective Intelligence Honors Thought Leader, is tasked with the massive job of understanding how geopolitical events and global security intelligence could impact The Walt Disney Company’s various lines of business. To do so she’s created one of the best protective…

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A Private Investigator’s View into Managing a Targeted Threat

When it comes to investigating a targeted threat and protecting his clients, Rob Kimmons, Owner of Kimmons Investigations, knows this territory forwards and backwards. Setting up countermeasures (under the direction of his clients and in accordance with local / state laws) is one of the most difficult tasks his firm takes on, as each unique…

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