Tax Code Creates Lethal Vulnerability for Corporate Leaders
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This article was written by David L. Johnson, President of ITG Consultants, Inc. and was published in the January 2014 editition of Leadership Excellence magazine. (read more)
Strategies and insight into how to better protect students, staff and facilities.
This article was written by Gale Erickson, Vice President of ITG Consultants, Inc. and was published in the September editition of American School & University magazine. The article focuses on the importance of education institutions approaching security breaches proactively instead of reactively. (read more)
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VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS: A Cornerstone of Effective Security Planning
Criminals need three things in order to commit their crimes: motive, means,
and opportunity. The third element—opportunity—often takes the form of
vulnerabilities that criminals can exploit in order to perpetrate their intended
crimes against a target. Accordingly, a critical step in preventing a crime is to
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The efforts of the members of the board for the American Board for Certification in Dignitary and Executive Protection (ABCDEP) are bringing us closer to the first credible certification for this profession ever offered in the United States. On August 4th, 2011 the 16 member board approved... (read more)
MAKING THE CASE FOR SURVEILLANCE DETECTION
Someone once told me that the more things change, the more they stay the same. I guess that statement is true to some extent. As I’m watching the world of terrorism continue to evolve, observe the growing phenomenon of “homegrown terrorists,” and the advent of the new internet based Inspire ... (read more)
HAITIAN EARTHQUAKE RESPONSE UPDATE
We received a lot of positive feedback from publishing our stance in the last newsletter and I’m very encouraged to see that so many within our industry possess similar ethics and social responsibility ... (read more)
OUR STANCE ON THE HAITI EARTHQUAKE RESPONSE
Since the earthquake hit, our phones have pretty much been ringing non-stop. Those who have called us expressing condolences, sharing information about common associates and family members, and those expressing sincere desires to help, should know that we are all grateful for their calls ... (read more)
KEEPING MUMBAI AT BAY
By David L. Johnson
Watching terrorist actions develop over the past few months have been interesting, to say the least, and I’ve been noting what I think are some trends. If nothing else, there are some good discussion topics here ... (read more)
THE ART OF TRAINING AND OPERATING WITH COUNTERPARTS
By Leon E. Sharon
As stated in my article ‘SPECOPS/Private Contractors’ in the December 2008 issue of Soldier of Fortune magazine, “The face of contract work has changed forever.” The invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq created a vacuum that was quickly filled by Private Security Companies (PSC), all eager to cash in on the “big bucks” being paid for reconstruction efforts there. These security companies sprang up like mushrooms and heavily armed westerners buffaloed their way throughout the streets of Baghdad and ... (read more)
DOES YOUR EXECUTIVE'S SALARY AND COMPENSATION PACKAGE CREATE RISK?
By Gale R. Ericksen
I was reading a nationally known newspaper on January 3rd, 2008, that read, “Top CEOs have already earned average year’s pay.” Though I’ve been assisting security professionals and developing programs supporting such senior executives for over two decades now, the fact that it was only three days into the year and one of those days is likely a company holiday for most of us, the article really got my attention ... (read more)
THE VALUE OF CONDUCTING ADVANCES - Insight and Lessons Learned From a Seasoned Agent
By Mary Beth Wilkas
Once upon a time, I was a United States Secret Service Agent during the Bush Sr. Administration. Not only did I get some of the best training in the world, but I also lived, learned, and was exposed to many invaluable experiences that, even today, I appreciate ... (read more)
SCENARIO BASED FORCE ON FORCE TRAINING
Nothing Beats Using Training Munitions!
By David L. Johnson
Ok, I’m about to give my age away here but it is a risk worth taking, so here goes: A long time ago, in a land far, far away (Kentucky) I joined the US Army’s 101st Airborne Division as a Military Policeman in a Combat Support unit. As fate would have it, ... (read more)