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Swing for the Fence

Swing for the Fence

Private schools today are sometimes concerned about losing an Open school environment or culture. This topic usually comes up when we discuss perimeter fencing or access control. They worry that the presence of security will make their campus feel fortified and...
The i-Spat

The i-Spat

At first, the battle between Apple and the FBI seemed straightforward. The FBI wanted the phone used by terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook who with his wife killed 14 people in San Bernardino last December, to be opened in order to retrieve forensic data. Surely law...
Super Rich Targets

Super Rich Targets

Sometimes it isn’t easy being rich. Billionaires whose last name alone identifies them: Buffet, Gates, Koch, Ellison, Bloomberg are all targets for internal threat, kidnapping, terrorist plots, and all other manner of criminal attack. Last year, Al Qaeda made yet...
Gideon’s Test

Gideon’s Test

Effective recruitment for the right candidate involves robust interviewing. But the interview questions also need to be targeted to test for what’s really important.   Let’s turn to the bible for an example. In the Book of Judges (sefer shoftim –  ) a story...
Teenage Isolation at School

Teenage Isolation at School

This week’s guest blogger is Shikma Geffon,  a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in parenting and in  the treatment of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic syndrome in children and teenagers. She has worked as a public school counselor, with...
Enabling Bullies?

Enabling Bullies?

Regarding abuse via social media, is it the tool or the intent that poses the larger problem?   The question is being asked because of new social media apps that offer users anonymity. One such app new to the market is “blindspot.” Its sales pitch is: Don’t you...
Forcing the Issue

Forcing the Issue

The most recent diplomatic rift between Sweden and Israel reveals several interesting issues.   Relations between the two countries have been strained since Sweden recognized the Palestinian State in 2014. Last week, during a Parliamentary debate, Swedish Foreign...
Aviation Security Technology

Aviation Security Technology

Two chief concerns in aviation security are the threat of bringing down a plane with an onboard bomb or using it, as was the case on 9/11, as a weapon.   The number of bombing incidents and fatalities has dropped over the last decades, due to a considerable...
Unconventional Crime Indicators

Unconventional Crime Indicators

How can we evaluate whether or not a given area – perhaps a business or leisure travel destination – has a high or low risk for crime? It’s an important thing to know in order to prepare against potential threats.   In the U.S., crime statistics are readily and...
Krav Maga

Krav Maga

More than a martial art, Krav Maga is a reality-based fighting technique whose purpose is to survive and win a violent confrontation. The crux of it is to take rapid control of a situation, with full, brutal aggression and maximum efficiency. The enemy’s hard to...
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