True Security Design Takes Home the Gold in 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards

An effective Threat Vulnerability Risk Assessment (TVRA) is the first step in developing a valuable school security program, identifying the security risks a particular school faces and ensures that a physical security program is designed to combat those risks, providing a roadmap that can be used to refine or develop a properly integrated safety and security program. 
An effective Threat Vulnerability Risk Assessment (TVRA) is the first step in developing a valuable school security program, identifying the security risks a particular school faces and ensures that a physical security program is designed to combat those risks, providing a roadmap that can be used to refine or develop a properly integrated safety and security program. 

True Security Design, LLC, a leading school security consulting and training firm headquartered in Bay Shore, NY, was recently recognized as the 2018 Gold Award Winner of the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program for Best Risk Analysis Methodology, for the company’s Threat Vulnerability and Risk Assessments (TVRAs) for K12 schools.

True Security Design specializes in conducting complete and thorough TVRAs for schools, municipalities and businesses.

Led by Joseph Pangaro, Director of Training Services, a veteran police lieutenant and experienced school security director, the True Security Design team is uniquely qualified to find the gaps in a school’s security profile and then create a road map to mitigate any deficiencies found in a way that respects budgets and missions.

“The simple question at the essence of a TVRA is, ‘Is your district ready to respond to a violent incident and survive?’” explained Mr. Pangaro who accepted the ‘ASTORS’ Award at ISC East, held in the Javits Convention Center in New York City.

Jonathan Antar, (at left), COO and Joseph Pangaro, CEO of True Security Design accepting the company’s 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Award at ISC East

Jonathan Antar, (at left), COO and Joseph Pangaro, CEO of True Security Design accepting the company’s 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Award at ISC East

“This question is at the essence of surviving the modern threats we all face.”

“Whether it’s a school shooter, work place violence or lone wolf terror attack, preparation is the key to survival and it starts with asking the right questions.”

“For many people the question can be answered in a straight forward manner – either you have prepared and trained your administration and staff and hardened your buildings physical security or you haven’t.”

“The challenge is coming up with a long-term plan to use your resources in the most impactful way.”

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“At True Security Design we see huge growth in the security industry, especially in the area of school safety.”

“The need is growing because the message is finally getting out that the ‘it will never happen here’ mentality is fading away and being replaced with a new phrase – ‘be aware and prepare’.”

Effective security starts with clear understanding of your vulnerabilities, and True Security Design can help you gauge your strengths and weaknesses in a wide variety of scenarios.

“Hope is not a tactic, we must be pro-active and empower our schools to take security seriously and provide them with the tools they will need to survive a violent incident.”

True Security Design’s TVRAs, are a comprehensive review of a school or businesses buildings, policies, protocols, staff training and practices, which includes on-site visits, interviews and observations of all aspects of safety and security preparedness, performed by a network of certified trainers and consultants, who are former law enforcement and homeland security trainers.

Furthermore, TVRA report offer a complete detail of findings and a “Road Map for Action” so the client knows exactly how and where to begin to corrective measures and allocate resources appropriately.

Mike Madsen, Publisher, American Security Today
Mike Madsen, Publisher, American Security Today

“Today, the United States is increasingly focusing on protecting IT/cyber security networks, and government and security professionals are calling on innovative companies like those honored with 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards, to help them do so,” explained Michael Madsen, co-founder and publisher of American Security Today.

“‘ASTORS’ nominations are evaluated by American Security Today’s panel of sector experts on their technical innovation, interoperability, specific impact within the category, overall impact to the industry, relatability to other industry technologies, and application feasibility outside of the industry,” according to Tammy Waitt, co-founder and editorial director of American Security Today.

Tammy Waitt, AST Editorial Director
Tammy Waitt, AST Editorial Director

A leading school security consulting and training firm, True Security Design is at the forefront of delivering live action role-play training simulations and classroom-based instruction to better prepare school staff in an emergency.

The company’s training curriculum and Threat Vulnerability and Risk Assessments (TVRA’s) are trusted by Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and municipalities, utilities, healthcare facilities, school districts and leading universities to mitigate risk while protecting people and properties.

For further information on Threat Vulnerability and Risk Assessments, visit the company website at www.truesecuritydesign.com or call 631-675-2285.

True Security Design Takes Home the Gold in 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

ASTORS Gold 2018

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit and intelligence to end users in a variety of government, homeland security and public safety vertical markets.

2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East
2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East

The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program drew an overwhelming response from industry leaders with a record high number of corporate and government nominations received, as well as record breaking ‘ASTORS’ Presentation Luncheon Attendees, with top firms trying to register for the exclusive high – end luncheon and networking opportunity – right up to the event kickoff on Wednesday afternoon, at the ISC East registration!

Over 130 distinguished guests representing National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms, gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included:

2018 ASTORS

  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • The Federal Protective Service (FPS)
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • The Department of Justice
  • The Security Exchange Commission Office of Personnel Management
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Viasat, Hanwha Techwin, Lenel, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Verint, Canon U.S.A., BriefCam, Pivot3, Milestone Systems, Allied Universal, Ameristar Perimeter Security and More!

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program highlighting the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition, and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.

The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program was Proudly Sponsored by ATI SystemsAttivo NetworksAutomatic SystemsDesktop Alertand Royal Holdings Technologies.

2018 Champions Edition

See the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Champions Edition – ‘Best Products of 2018 ‘ Year in Review’ for in-depth coverage of the outstanding products and services of firms receiving American Security Today’s 2018‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards.’

Nominations for the AST 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program will officially open as of January 1st, 2019 at americansecuritytoday.com.

Enter Early to Maximize Media Coverage of your Products and Services at Kickoff, and Get the Recognition Your Organization Deserves!

And be sure to Register Early for the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at ISC East 2019 to ensure your place at this limited- space event!

2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East
2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East

Why the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program?

American Security Today’s comprehensive Annual Homeland Security Awards Program is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of physical, IT, port security, law enforcement, and first responders, in acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

Why American Security Today?

American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 70,000 readers at the Federal, State and local levels of government as well as firms allied to government.

The old traditional security marketplace has been covered by a host of security publications that have changed little over many years.

American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that provides our readers with solutions to their challenges.

Our Editorial staff provides a full plate of topics for our AST monthly digital editions, AST Website and AST Daily News Alerts.

The editorial calendar and AST’s high drawing website features 23 different Technology and Marketing Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities and Emergency Response among others.

These sectors are part of the new integration, where these major applications communicate with one another in a variety of solutions to protect our cities and critical infrastructure.

AST has Expanded readership into vital Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other Potential targets of terrorism.

Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – enticing targets for extremist or lone wolf attacks due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.