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...

Christmas: It’s the Most Dangerous Time of the Year

Written by Laura-Lee WalkerThere'll be shoppers for scamming Valuables for stealing And drunk driving out in the snowThere'll be scary homicidal stories And tales of the nightmares of Christmases long, long ago It's the most dangerous time of the year-Adaptation of Andy Williams: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the YearThere’s a dark under belly to Christmas lurking...

Protect Your Home by Thinking Like a Burglar

The frequency of home burglaries is alarming and not expected to improve. Three out of four homes in the United States will be broken into within the next 20 years.Learning how a burglar thinks can help deter burglars from targeting your home and stealing your property. Burglar profileThe typical burglar is a male under 25...

Heartbleed Aftermath: When changing your password is not enough

Many companies have scrambled to make security updates in the Heartbleed aftermath and many users have changed the passwords to their accounts. Do these security measures mean your information is secure?Our reliance on using the Internet to navigate our daily lives coupled with flaws in our primary defense, passwords (which are notorious for being...

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...

Advances in Aerospace Technology

Innovations in aerospace technologies have succeeded former feats in capacity, speed and capabilities and are being used for everything from transportation and recreation to killing machines. Advanced military droneThe BAE Systems Taransis, based in the UK, is an unmanned combat drone. It’s as fast as a fighter jet, and is able to hit its target,...

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...

How to Protect Your Small Business From Hackers

“31% of all targeted attacks [in 2012] were aimed at businesses with less than 250 employees.” – 2013 Internet Security Threat Report, Symantec. This represents an alarming 300 per cent increase from 2011. It’s not just large, multi-national companies that should worry about cyber-criminals. Small businesses are also at risk.Why are cyber-criminals targeting small businesses?...

Difference Between a Body Guard and Executive Protection Professional

"That's the difference between a bodyguard and a protection professional: One specializes in muscles and has a gun, and the other may be less physically imposing but is better prepared to identify threats before they materialize," says David Katz, president and CEO of the Global Security Group, which provides training and consulting for executive...