Category: Security & Safety

Personal and professional security related ideas

Performing a Risk Analysis

Risk analysis isn’t as cut and dry as one might think. By definition, risk analysis is the process of identifying and analyzing potential issues that could negatively impact key business initiatives or critical projects in order to help organizations avoid or mitigate those risks. However, one must consider what risk entails to do this effectively. […]

Teach Your Children to Walk AGAINST Traffic

Recently, I wanted to do an experiment where I would keep track of the number of times I would see someone walk in the same direction as traffic. The plan was to count them regardless of whether or not there was a sidewalk, and I would do this for about 30 days. A bonus for […]

Security Ignorance – A Cause For Concern?

This week, arguably, one of my biggest clients decided they wanted to pay their entire invoice via credit card instead of the usual check. Thinking that my credit card processing company would have my back (because I hadn’t had a single transaction issue or complaint and because this particular client of mine is a large […]

Some Dangers of Social Media Posts

Have you ever given any thought to your social media status updates? Perhaps you should. While no one wants to think about it, you might be putting yourself at risk based on your post. It seems that our need to be connected via social media results in risky behaviors that too many are simply not […]

A Look Inside the Mind of an Active Shooter

In light of recent events, several people have asked me questions regarding mass or active shooter events. I thought I would write an article so that all my readers could have the necessary information. This article will focus on three specific areas: The Stages, The Profile, and The Tactics. Understand that this is not meant […]

Situational Awareness – Tips to Help Maximize Safety

Did you know that there is National Situational Awareness Day? I didn’t. It is observed annually on September 26th. It looks like we just missed it, but the discovery of this day got me thinking about how many people really have an issue with situational awareness and how many should give it a second look.  […]

How Grocery Stores Can Reduce Internal Theft and Grazing

Let’s talk about internal theft and grazing for a moment. Let me start by asking a question. WHEN Exactly is Theft? That is not a typo. Sure… we could ask, “What is theft“… and the canned answer would be as follows: “Theft is simply the act or crime of stealing somebody else’s property.” Let’s be honest […]

Browse Anonymously

Do you think you browse anonymously? Think again! Nothing is 100% anonymous or secure these days, but sometimes we want or need a little added protection when we are surfing the web. Criminals and other shady organizations are getting rather creative when it comes to getting and using private information often relayed over digital networks. This […]

Secure Your Cell Phone

Whether you are worried about a prying loved one or the NSA, the information on your cell phone can be accessed by a third party. It’s actually quite easy these days to spy on someone through their cell phone. You might very well be a victim right now and not know about it. Several news […]

Rethinking Security Barriers

There are really only two ways to prevent malevolent actions; one is to deter your adversary, and the other is to defeat your adversary. Today we are going to focus on deterring via barriers. It should be noted that some of the topics discussed will not be ideal for all properties or price ranges. So, […]