Dissing Distracted Driving

Dissing Distracted DrivingMost of us have done it at one time or another. We’re driving in our car, the phone rings, we glance down and see it’s “important” and we think “I’ll just make it quick.” “I’ll tell them I can’t talk as I’m driving” or we realize we forget to tell somebody something...

Stop the Bullying

Stop the Bullying: Cyber-bullying and What to Do About ItThe kids are finally back in school and along with the bumps, bruises and that impossibly mean math teacher our children face another challenge…. Cyber-bullying. With today's technology and the ease and accessibility to which it can be used, a growing number of people, especially...

Canada Staging Ground for Terrorism: Into The Heart Of Darkness

In the morning hours RCMP Deputy Commissioner Mike Cabana, receives a call from a FBI agent about a discovery made on the dark corners of the internet. It’s an ISIS inspired martyrdom video, starring a mystery man wearing a black balaclava. The would-be terrorist was planning an imminent attack, the agent said, location unknown.“Oh...

Three Things “Creep Catchers” Need to Know about Investigation

  Three Things that “Creep Catchers” Need to Know about Investigation By Jack WeatherellFor most of us there is nothing more sacred than the innocence of a childMost of us would go to great extremes in order to protect a child. These are noble ideas of which few could argue. But sometimes, in our attempt to...

Craigslist Scams to Watch Out For

by Laura-Lee WalkerCraigslist is a vibrant marketplace brimming with deals, but it also has a dark underbelly because it’s a cesspool of scammers wanting your money.Some of the scams grossing the most money include rental and car buyer and seller scams.Rental scamsOne common rental scam involves con artists duplicating ads for properties and offering...

Terrorist Propaganda and the Sophisticated Use of Social Media

by Laura-Lee Walker“The advance of an army used to be marked by war drums. Now it’s marked by volleys of tweets”.-J.M. BergerTerrorists are increasingly using social media networks, such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, to further their message and goals because of its accessibility, global reach and affordability.CIA director, John Brennon, spoke about how...

Identifying Terrorists’ Vulnerabilities

by Laura-Lee WalkerAlthough terrorist attacks come in all shapes and sizes and are orchestrated by a wide variety of groups and lone attackers, there are commonalities that are helpful to identify to combat terrorism. Specifically, there are six stages of the terrorist attack cycle. The terrorist begins by identifying a target and surveillance on...

Understanding Terrorism as a Precursor To Fighting Terrorism

By Laura-Lee WalkerAlthough there is a lot of research about terrorism, there is a large gap between ideas popularly held about terrorism and what experts know to be true.There are numerous widespread myths about terrorism. It’s crucial for citizens and leaders to have accurate information to effectively combat terrorism. Decisions must be made based...

Location-based Intelligence as a Powerful Tool

by Laura-Lee WalkerLocation intelligence involves using geographical data to make decisions. Geographic information is being used in a wide variety of sectors including transportation, retail, healthcare, government, and education.Insurance companies can use it to better understand their risk exposure. Distributors can use location intelligence to improve stock levels and save money on shipments. Politicians...