The recent tragedy at The Pulse nightclub added an extra dimension to the Association of Public Safety Officials (APCO) Annual Conference and Expo in Orlando, Florida this week. More than 2,500 registered attendees are here with just under 300 exhibiting companies.  APCO is the premier industry ...
The tragic events that took place in Brussels this week are examples of how important security and information gathering have become in the effort to keep our citizens safe at home and abroad.  These senseless acts of violence are carried out with little warning, in large public places, against ...
You can’t help but turn on the news and be concerned about security. Now more than ever before we are seeing bombings, active shooter incidents, random stabbing tirades, riots and random acts of violence happening all over the world. Each of the recent incidents in Paris, San Bernardino and Israel ...
Breaking down silos is the name of the game in almost any business environment these days. The financial market is no different. In our last financial industry blog, we examined the changing nature of risk in the financial market, as well as some of the factors that create new threats to the safety ...
The volume, velocity and variety of data are increasing like never before, so how do we take this data and turn it into actionable intelligence? I’ll share an example where a tragedy might have been prevented had the pieces of the data puzzle been put together. In February 2010, Andrew Joseph Stack ...
As the world celebrated the New Year, safety was on people’s minds around the world. Many took time to review some of the events that helped define 2015. The Paris attacks, the university shooting in Kenya and the violence associated with Charlie Hebdo further elevated security concerns and helped ...
As I discussed in my previous blog, employee personal safety is growing more challenging as it also grows more critical. Recent events around the world only help reinforce this point. So, let’s take a look at the solutions that help correlate information and risk management into one view. ...
To no one’s surprise, employee personal safety has become increasingly challenging and important in today’s global climate. Terrorism acts, such as the recent violence in Paris, and active shooter events, such as the recent one in San Bernardino, California, demonstrate the very real-world risks ...
Every second counts in an emergency situation, and those seconds ticking by can seem like an eternity for those who wait for responders to arrive when a situation occurs. First responders are tasked with saving lives every day and must do so with precision, accuracy and efficiency. Lives can be ...
Have you ever wondered which plan of action you need to secure your organization? Maybe you’re wondering what specific security strategies and solutions can be used to help ensure your organization is thinking proactively—rather than reactively. What about the evolution, and growing importance, of ...
New threats and risks occur every day, calling for a change in mindset and a paradigm shift in how both enterprise organizations and government entities approach risk mitigation and security. How can security providers and integrators work together to achieve the same goals? How do all industry ...

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