In today’s world, the security professional is faced with the daunting task of designing, developing, and implementing measures to counter an increasingly broad, though still somewhat vague, spectrum of threats. Law enforcement and government agencies continue to release a barrage of alerts and warnings about possible terrorist operations against US and Western interests both within the US and abroad. It seems that every warning is accompanied by the usual caveats about no credible information, no specific targets, and no specific timing or methods of attack. In fact, more often than not these warnings have been disseminated to the private sector through the media long before any official notification has been forthcoming. Developing an effective protection strategy under these circumstances can be, to say the least, taxing.
By Joe Autera Those who’ve attended VDI’s “Best Practices for the Solo Practitioner” course have heard us discuss the fact that absent a serious, credible threat most Principals are not likely to be very receptive to increased security measures; and “serious, credible threat” in the minds of many Principals means that someone in a similar […]
It’s a Pleasure and an Honor – to have worked this week with the latest group of security professionals to successfully complete VDI’s Protective/Evasive Driving Course. This time around, 20 students from 3 countries and 7 states joined us for the three day jaunt through Karjackistan. Collectively, they represent several multi-national corporations, a Non-Governmental Organization, […]
Here are some of the 20 students (a few were understandably “camera shy”) who participated in VDI’s Protective/Evasive Driving course last week. Representing 8 corporations (7 of which are Fortune 100 companies), 2 global security providers, and 2 government agencies, they came together from 5 states across the country to take a jaunt though […]
I (Tony Scotti) hesitate to post these types of comments – simply because there are so many and I would be posting them every day. But this one is, at least to this old man, special. It is from a former student, his name is Bob and he is 87 years old. He read an […]