News & Updates

July, 2017

Like the Terrorists, It’s Time We Start Adapting to Aviation Security’s Threats and Vulnerabilities

Periodic red team challenges to TSA defenses have been delivering pretty much the same grim results for the past decade. Somehow, we manage to shove the bad news under the carpet, shrug, and move on. Seems like we have adapted to repressing the bad news about our abilities to mitigate actual threats much faster than we are adopting innovative new ways to mitigate our existing and evolving vulnerabilities and threats.
July, 2017

Workplace Violence: Dealing with Immediate vs. Potential Threats

A response to violence in progress or immediately evolving threats at work is different from a response to potential threats. Employees and management should learn to differentiate between the two and to respond appropriately.
July, 2017

FBI Statistics: Active Shooter Incidents in Places of Commerce Keep Rising

In the wake of the recent active shooter incidents in American workplaces, maybe it’s time to take a hard look at the numbers and what they mean.
July, 2017

Doctor Opens Fire on Former Colleagues at a Bronx Hospital

Dr. Henry Bello walked into his former place of employment, the Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Thursday, June 30, in the early afternoon, and opened fire from an AR-15 assault rifle, killing one doctor and injuring six others, including other doctors.
June, 2017

Public Venue Risk Assessments – A Must or a Luxury?

Public venues, particularly places where many people gather for some common activity, are becoming a preferred terrorist target. It’s easy to understand why. Each such attack sows fear and horror in many, attracts huge media attention and disrupts normal life.
June, 2017

Paying Attention to Gender Differences in Workplace Violence Incidents

Workplace violence is becoming an epidemic throughout the world and in America in particular. Recent statistics by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows a significant gender variant in workplace violence incidents.
June, 2017

Mr. Mike Keenan Joins TAL Global as Managing Director, Retail Loss Prevention

TAL Global Corporation is proud to announce that Mr. Mike Keenan has joined its ranks as Managing Director of the Retail Loss Prevention (LP) division.
June, 2017

UPS Employee Opens Fire at San Francisco Package Delivery Facility

38-year-old Jimmy Lam, a supposed UPS employee, was identified as the gunman who killed three men and wounded two others at a UPS facility in San Francisco and then killed himself, early on Wednesday, June 14, 2017.
June, 2017

Threat Assessments, Key in Mitigating Termination-Related Workplace Violence

Yet again, on Monday, June 5, 2017, a fired employee returned to his former workplace, entered through the back door and murdered five of his former colleagues and managers.
May, 2017

In The Wake of Manchester, a Call for Rethinking Terror Mitigation

As we wake up to another horrific story of mass casualties resulting from a terror attack on a public venue - this time a rock concert in Manchester England, we have to ask ourselves some hard questions about our current disaster-mitigation abilities, and seek non-standard answers to the obvious challenges and exposed vulnerabilities.
May, 2017

Threat Assessment Investigations – A Useful Tool to Manage Workplace Violence Incidents

Workplace violence (WPV) incidents are on the rise. How to prevent them using advanced investigative tools? Click to learn more.