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Iron Dome

Iron Dome

The tools of terrorism that aim to threaten citizens range from a knife attack on pedestrians to an IED planted at a train station to rockets directed into populated communities.  As for rockets, during 2006, an estimated 4,000 landed in Israel fired from Lebanon by...
The Battle of Jutland

The Battle of Jutland

One hundred years ago today, one of the biggest naval battles in history was fought during World War I in the North Sea off the coast of the Danish peninsula of Jutland.  The Battle of Jutland pitted the British Royal Navy’s Grand Fleet under Admiral Sir John Jellicoe...
Radicalized

Radicalized

Why a person turns to terrorism and is radicalized is hard to understand, not only for us reading about it but even for their immediate family members who are kept in the dark.   With Islamic terror leading the nightly news, the question of why a mainstream...
Failing for Success

Failing for Success

A lot of us travel for both business and pleasure.  A recent investigative news report on hotel security offered tips for the traveler but also underscored the value of vulnerability testing.   Producers from ABC News had security expert William Stanton attempt...
Are we Shifting?

Are we Shifting?

Over the past year or so, we have seen indicators that security managers and executives are making a shift in their perspective and priorities. Our clients are expressing concerns, new customers are seeking help and colleagues agree that dissatisfaction with the...
The Price of Security

The Price of Security

On March 22nd, three coordinated terrorist bombings struck Belgium’s capital city of Brussels.  Two suicide attackers exploded bombs at the city’s international airport in Zaventum.  Another occurred on a subway train at the Maelbeek Metro station near the city...
The Bad Samaritan

The Bad Samaritan

Last month, Winston Moseley died at the age of 81. His name is not familiar to most yet his death has brought up coverage of the circumstances of his notoriety. Moseley stalked, raped and killed 28 year old Kitty Genovese on a street in Queens, New York in 1964. He...
Threats from Insiders

Threats from Insiders

Insider threats are among an organization’s biggest security challenges. Consider three recent events: In February 2010, a 47-year old female professor at the University of Alabama at Huntsville killed three colleagues and wounded three others in a shooting rampage at...
Tactical Differences

Tactical Differences

Last week Chameleon provided a course Active Shooter – Lessons Learned in Israel for trainees in San Antonio, Texas.  Feedback from a law enforcement officer with decades of experience in the U.S. who participated in the training was interesting.  From his point of...
Seeking to Engage

Seeking to Engage

The biggest difference between how security is conducted in Israel versus the U.S. (and other countries) is a mindset of actively seeking engagement and the fact that law enforcement, military and private security officers all work based on the same threat-based...
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