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.
“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’.”
“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.
“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.
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
Gold ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner
Best Risk Analysis Methodology
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.
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:
- 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!