Southeast Asia and the Korean Peninsula in particular have been dealing with a growing wave of alarming news: missiles and threats seem to fly with increasing frequency and magnitude; nuclear tests and talk of apocalypse, sanctions and the beating of the war drums are sure to set people’s nerves on edge.
More than 100 innocent people were murdered this year in Europe by terrorists wielding an old-new weapon of mass disruption – a truck. By following a rather simple set of rules, it is possible to minimize your chance of becoming a victim of a terror truck attack.
Aviation counter-terrorism efforts seem to have produced a reasonable, though by all means not water-tight, defense against a determined and highly adaptive adversary. Maybe it's time to add some tricks that may not cost so much but have a chance of giving an additional boost to aviation security.
Dr. Erroll G. Southers, TAL Global’s Managing Director, Counter-Terrorism & Infrastructure Protection, delivered the keynote address at the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of San Francisco membership luncheon on Thursday, September 17 at The City Club. The presentation, titled “Terrorism & Its Implications for Commercial Real Estate”, offered the 120 attendees a seasoned perspective on the threat of terrorism to commercial real estate in the US, and on ways to mitigate that threat.
Knowing yourself is, indeed, a core requirement for any organization to protect its sensitive information and intellectual property. This is also the core motive in Naomi Fine’s book: Positively Confidential: 10 Proven Steps to Protecting Confidential Information, Private Data, and Intellectual Property in Today’s Interactive Business World.
Whether it be a political rally in Arizona, a house of worship in South Carolina, or a school in Colorado, the prevalence of firearms abuse in public venues raises, among other questions, the issue of the responsibility of those in charge of the gathering places.It is undeniable that public venue owners, including movie theater owners and managers, have a duty of care to their patrons who fill their facilities for recreational enjoyment. This duty extends to providing safety from the impulsive behaviors of deranged gun-wielding assassins.
Dr. Erroll Southers, TAL Global's Managing Director, Counter-Terrorism & Infrastructure Protection, recently delivered a TedX Talk on the different kinds of homegrown terrorism threats and how community resilience and collaboration can mitigate them.