Super Rich Targets

Sometimes it isn’t easy being rich. Billionaires whose last name alone identifies them: Buffet, Gates, Koch, Ellison, Bloomberg are all targets for internal threat, kidnapping, terrorist plots, and all other manner of criminal attack. Last year, Al Qaeda made yet...

Gideon’s Test

Effective recruitment for the right candidate involves robust interviewing. But the interview questions also need to be targeted to test for what’s really important.   Let’s turn to the bible for an example. In the Book of Judges (sefer shoftim –  ) a story...

Unconventional Crime Indicators

How can we evaluate whether or not a given area – perhaps a business or leisure travel destination – has a high or low risk for crime? It’s an important thing to know in order to prepare against potential threats.   In the U.S., crime statistics are readily and...

7 Steps to Changing Security Culture

ADVERSARIAL THINKING Step one is knowing what it is we are securing against. You might be surprised how many security personnel are not familiar with the security mission of the place or people they are meant to protect. Understanding the threat begins with...

Sub Lessons

There is an interesting article in the latest edition of the Harvard Business Review: Cybersecurity’s Human Factor: Lessons from the Pentagon by James Winnefeld, Jr., Christopher Kirchhoff and David Upton.   Regardless of the area of security – in this case the...