Rising Security Costs of the Olympics

“Sochi will be the safest place in the world during the Olympics.”– Gian-Franco Kaspe, President of the International Skiing Federation (FIS)The Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia is unlikely to make a profit. The cost of the Olympics is about $51 billion, that’s up from a high of $15 billion in Athens in 2004, and...

The Art of Hostage Negotiations

“Hostage negotiation is all about psychology, and successful crisis negotiators are among the most skilled practical psychologists I’ve ever met.”–Dr. Laurence Miller, clinical and forensic psychologist There is a lot that goes on behind the scenes during a hostage negotiation, such as in recent news where 10 women were freed in Syria in a hostage deal. How...

The Future of Professional Investigation

"Growing demand for private investigation and related security services across the country has spurred greater professionalization within the industry." –Taras Hryb, President of the Private Investigator Association of British Columbia (PIABC) There are numerous incentives for investigators to join their professional associations, such as the PIABC. Members are able to participate in networking events, support professionalism...

Everyone has an Edward Snowden Working for Them

“In the digital age, it’s very difficult to control the flow of information. This is true not just in government but in business as well. Everyone’s on email. It’s all out there.” —James Goodale, leading First Amendment lawyerRecent news involving Edward Snowden demonstrates that even highly confidential information is ripe for the taking in...

The Future of Passwords: Solving the Password Problem

Surveys show that “80 per cent of mobile consumers surveyed use the same login credentials across all of their accounts,” mostly because of the difficulty associated with remembering login information.In an ideal world, passwords wouldn't be easily hacked, and people could remember dozens of unique and highly complex passwords for all of their online...

Reasons for Attending the World’s Largest Trademark Event

“If you’re not there… you’re not serious about trademarks!” – AttendeeThe International Trademark Association (INTA) is having their 135th Annual meeting in Dallas, Texas from May 4 to 8, 2013. This much-anticipated event includes five days of trademark education and networking.Let’s get down to the brass tax. What’s INTA? Should you attend this event?INTA is...