Put Security in its Place

Does the leadership of your company give much thought to its security posture? They should.  Security operations overarch and underpin successful enterprises. How well it is integrated into the company will determine its effectiveness and efficiency. If your company is stove piped and the CEO/COO is the only integrator, you have a … Read more

ESC Winter Meeting Recap

The theme at last week’s Energy Security Council‘s (ESC) Winter 2016 Conference was dealing with crises.  From the recent resurgence of terrorism in the west, how to plan for and survive active shooter events, lessons-learned from a “Black Swan” event, to how to intelligently anticipate future risk events in the sea of … Read more

Compliance vs. Risk

How are they related, what are the differences, and how can they be used together to manage cost and effectiveness? We often see compliance management substituted for risk management in both safety and security, which is out of sync with the business at large. When executive business decisions are based … Read more

Personal Security for Travelers

These days being a tourist or business traveler can be hazardous to your health. Terrorist attacks by Radical Islamist terror groups are on the rise in places where westerners congregate, socialize and stay. On 20 November 2015 the upscale Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali was attacked by heavily-armed gunmen who … Read more

Threats to the Grid: The Canary in the Coal Mine is Singing

The U.S. Electrical Grid has been basking in the warmth of false security for some time now, due in part to our geographic isolation from conflict zones in the Middle East and the former Soviet Union where critical infrastructure regularly comes under attack. Given very recent threat incidents abroad however, … Read more

Business Risk: Why Good Intelligence is Critical

Three dimensional chess is an apt analogy for the mental contortions the CEO of a multinational company must endure when contemplating risks to the enterprise.  The variants to this game, played out in real life, involve global time zones, shifting business alliances, natural disasters and climatic events, geo-political upheaval, and … Read more