Active Shooters: An Evolving Threat Requires an Updated Solution

Guest Editorial by Ben Aubin, Security Specialist I. Summary With an increase in active shooter incidents comes the inevitable evolution in the shootings themselves. Unfortunately, while active shooter incidents remain fluid and dynamic the...
OSINT, the collection and analysis of publicly available data in an intelligence context, remains the most overlooked and underutilized tool in the security tool box.

Hiding in Plain Sight: Open Source Intel & The Security Professional

Guest Editorial By Frank Figliuzzi, COO of ETS Risk Management, Inc. and former FBI Assistant Director for counterintelligence If security leaders would use social media as much in their professional lives as they do in...
SolarWinds is revolutionizing the way federal IT manages their operations, providing federal customers – including nearly every civilian agency, DoD branch, and intelligence agency – with products that are easy to download, install, evaluate, and buy, while delivering the power to address any IT management problem on any scale.

The Govt’s IoT Investment Calls for an Equal Investment in Security

By Paul Parker, Chief Technologist, SolarWinds The U.S. Defense Department’s investment in the Internet of Things (IoT) has created an interesting paradox. On the one hand, the IoT has helped make ships, planes,...

NACD Advocate for Rail Reform & Counterterrorism Security Standards

Nearly 90 members of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) are heading to Capitol Hill to urge Congressional representatives and regulatory officials to support antiterrorism programs that keep our nation...
Facial recognition software quickly compares one face with a lot of other faces to see if there is a potential match. That’s it. Cops do the same thing every day in a manual way, by knocking on doors with a photo, or having crime victims look through hundreds of mugshot photos; facial recognition just automates the process.

The Truth about Law Enforcement’s Use of Facial Recognition Technology

By Roger Rodriguez, Director of Business Development at Vigilant Solutions, a 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winner We all know that technology and automation make us more efficient in our lives and our jobs –...
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Big Tech Must Do More to Protect Most Vulnerable from Radicalization

By David Ibsen The battle against terrorism in Europe is fought in schools, prisons, homes, and communities across the continent. It is being fought online and in real life by governments, companies, and...
It is essential that we consider what happens if the “bad guy” breaches our “secure” perimeter at any level – then what?

Why Run-Hide-Fight Is Wrong and Two Ways to Fix It (Learn More, Video)

Op-Ed By Doug Haines, Owner and CEO of Haines Security Solutions, and Winner of the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards for Best Homeland Security Education Throw a can of beans.  Throw a chair. Spray...
Tom Joyce is a retired member of the NYPD in the rank of Lieutenant Commander of Detectives and Vice President of Business Development at Vigilant Solutions (Image courtesy of YouTube)

The Case for LPR: A Homicide Detective’s Evidence (Multi-Video)

By Tom Joyce Nearly 15 years ago, I was named the NYPD’s Commanding Officer for the cold case and homicide squad. When I started, there were 8,000 open homicides dating back to 1970...
As a police officer, SWAT team commander, and now, chief of police, lessons waiting to be learned from After-Action Reports (AAR) offer our agencies insight & recommendations to leverage against our own response tools & protocols and objectively assess if the solutions we have in place today would have done the job on that tragic day.

AAR Lessons Learned: Contemporary Ways to Enhance School Safety

By Keith Germain, COO, Critical Response Group, Inc. and Chief of Police, Barnegat Township Police Department On February 14th we had yet another mass shooting, this time at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland,...

The Secret AHW War Against the US: Urgent Call to Action (Multi-Video)

By T. Casey Fleming, Eric L. Qualkenbush, and Anthony M. Chapa ABSTRACT Imagine if Pearl Harbor had been attacked and there had been no response from Washington. This is the actual case today due to...