Archive for March, 2010

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Security Consultants – How’s Your Web Site ? – Can Your Clients Find You ?

by Kelly Klatt

With a growing Security Consultancy we felt that our Independent Security Consultants deserved a new web presence.  We found ourselves like so many new “web-trepreneurs” trying desperately to attract potential new clients to our original web site.   On the Internet today, having a good website is not enough, people need to be able to find it.  Having search engine optimization (SEO), positioning and placement services, helps to make sure they do. But you must also analyze your site, and make the structure more easily crawlable by web robots (“spiders”). We discovered we must also work to increase our link popularity and web presence.  We found it to be an almost daily requirement to check Google Analytics and HubSpot’s Website Grader to try to determine if the fine tuning and adjustments were working.

We found the solution ….  for branding and digital creative,  we have partnered with an outstanding group of creatives at Laughing Samurai.  These guys are as unconventional as their name and just as dedicated as true Samurais.  They took our simple and unproductive web site and squeezed it through their, as they call it, “Awesomizer 3000” and produced a superb site.   It was a complete departure for us and one that required us to let go of that usual reserve, that trait which guys in our business usually have towards anything different or unconventional.

We can only commend Laughing Samurai for getting us through it unscathed, fully operational and looking good.   They continue to help us tweak our site and insure we have the best search-able and functional site to attract new clients and keep our current clients and visitors informed.

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Global Security News and Reports

by Kelly Klatt

The  Overseas Security Advisory Council is the premier location for the latest in international news and security information.   Review these weekly reports for information on hot spots around the world and keep yourself, your clients and business partners aware of hazards and warnings.

In this week’s edition:

MEXICAN TRAFFICKERS SOW CHAOS WITH BLOCKADES

VENEZUELAN GOVERNMENT TO CUT ELECTRICITY TO 96 BIG USERS

MOSCOW CRACKS DOWN ON CYBERCRIME

KARZAI MEETS WITH AL-QAIDA-LINKED GROUP

ONE PERSON SHOT IN GUATEMALA TRANSIT STRIKE

MEXICO’S TAMAULIPAS STATE BEARS BRUNT OF RECENT CARTEL VIOLENCE

FRENCH NATIONAL STRIKE DISRUPTS TRANSPORT

GERMANY WARNS AGAINST USE OF FIREFOX BROWSER

TURKEY’S STATE-DOMINATED PAST GOES UP IN SMOKE

UKRAINE TO BRIEF ABOUT ITS FIGHT AGAINST CYBERCRIME

WAVE OF AIRLINE STRIKES SWEEPS EUROPE

PAK POLICE FOIL PLOT TO BOMB WESTERN TARGETS

MORE POLICE SENT TO CRIME-PLAGUED CIUDAD JUAREZ

More news and updates at Overseas Security Advisory Council

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

Welcome Former Orange County Sheriff Kevin Beary

by Kelly Klatt

Center for Security Solutions is pleased to welcome former Orange County Florida Sheriff Kevin Beary as one of our Leadership Team.

Kevin Beary, Independent Security Consultant, served as Sheriff of Orange County, Florida for 16 years and he went about the task at hand his way. Sheriff Kevin Beary is a third generation law enforcement officer with a steadfast commitment to his community, his agency, and the men and women who serve within it. During Kevin Beary’s tenure as the county’s 27th Sheriff he celebrated the many success stories written during his term with pride and exuberance. Sheriff Beary also openly grieved when a deputy lost his life or was seriously injured in the line of duty.

Anyone in the business of serving and protecting a community will tell you it’s a tough, demanding job. Sheriff Beary lived for it. He was dealt a number of challenges during his terms as Sheriff. Clearly his experience and training in the realm of international terrorism made him the right man in the right place following the tragic events in New York City on September 11, 2001. Kevin Beary knew Central Florida’s reputation as an international tourist destination and the number of American icons in his region could make Orlando and surrounding areas a target for a future terrorist attack. Kevin Beary was a key player in Florida’s domestic security planning and co-chaired the Region Five Domestic Security Task Force for Central Florida. In 2004 Kevin Beary was sheriff when hurricanes Charley, Frances and Jeanne rolled through in a 44 day time span. Thanks in large part to Kevin Beary’s leadership, order was maintained in the county and his department was instrumental in assisting recovery efforts in the wake of the devastating storms.

Arguably, the history books will regard Sheriff Beary as one of the best, most well-known and active top cops who has ever served the country and his county. Sheriff Beary believes in professionalism, sound policies and procedures, and remaining proactive by using current trends in law enforcement.  Beary has served in the Law Enforcement and Security fields for the past 34 years. He’s been an innovator in Community Policing, Homeland Security, Emergency Management, Intelligence Lead Policing, and Violent Crime Strategies.

Kevin Beary is available as a consultant to local and international private corporations as well as law enforcement agencies on security, terrorism countermeasures and contingency planning.

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Kevin Beary
Independent Security Consultant

by admin

Kevin Beary, Independent Security Consultant, has served in the Law Enforcement and Security fields for the past 34 years.  He served as Sheriff of Orange County, Florida for 16 years and he went about the task at hand his way.  He’s been an innovator in Community Policing, Homeland Security, Emergency Management, Intelligence Lead Policing, and Violent Crime Strategies.  Kevin Beary is a third generation law enforcement officer with a steadfast commitment to his community, his agency, and all who serve within it. During Kevin Beary’s tenure as the county’s 27th Sheriff he celebrated the many success stories written during his term with pride and exuberance.  Unabashedly passionate about the outstanding men and women of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Beary also openly grieved when a deputy lost his life or was seriously injured in the line of duty.

Anyone in the business of serving and protecting a community will tell you it’s a tough, demanding job. Sheriff Beary lived for it. He was dealt a number of challenges during his terms as Sheriff. Clearly his experience and training in the realm of international terrorism made him the right man in the right place following the tragic events in New York City on September 11, 2001. Kevin Beary knew Central Florida’s reputation as an international tourist destination and the number of American icons in his region could make Orlando and surrounding areas a target for a future terrorist attack. Kevin Beary was a key player in Florida’s domestic security planning and co-chaired the Region Five Domestic Security Task Force for Central Florida. In 2004 Kevin Beary was sheriff when hurricanes Charley, Frances and Jeanne rolled through in a 44 day time span. Thanks in large part to Kevin Beary’s leadership, order was maintained in the county and his department was instrumental in assisting recovery efforts in the wake of the devastating storms.

Arguably, the history books will regard Sheriff Beary as one of the best, most well-known and active top cops who has ever served the country and his county. Sheriff Beary believes in professionalism, sound policies and procedures, and remaining proactive by using current trends in law enforcement.

Kevin Beary is available as a consultant to local and international private corporations as well as law enforcement agencies on security, terrorism countermeasures and contingency planning.

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Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Global Security News and Reports

by Kelly Klatt

Find the latest in international news and security information at Overseas Security Advisory Council.   Find informative reports to help shape your Safety & Security response to issues and travel.

In this week’s edition:

MEXICO’S DRUG WAR TAKES GROWING TOLL ON AMERICANS

THAI PM OFFERS TALKS WITH PROTESTERS AFTER RALLY

VOLCANO ERUPTS IN ICELAND, HUNDREDS EVACUATED

IRAQI PRESIDENT DEMANDS ELECTION RECOUNT

FRESH ISRAELI AIR STRIKES WOUND 11 IN GAZA STRIP

10 AFGHANS KILLED IN BLAST IN HELMAND PROVINCE

SOMALI ISLAMIST AL-SHABAB COMMANDER ASSASSINATED

and more ….

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Are Your Employees Bypassing Security Procedures ?

by Kelly Klatt

A growing number of workers admit to breaking company security policies in order to get their work done, according to a new poll published today.  (Dark Reading, 3/15/10)  The poll of 1,347 workers, conducted by Harris Interactive and sponsored by Fiberlink, indicates that 12 percent of respondents admit to knowingly violating the policies put in place by their companies’ IT departments in order to get their work done.

Read more about this disturbing trend and join the discussion here.

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

Global Security News and Reports

by Kelly Klatt

Are you preparing to travel overseas ?  Are executives within your organization preparing to travel or are they seeking new business in some of the world’s more “interesting” locations ?  For the latest news and foreign country reports go to the Overseas Security Advisory Council .

The Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) is a Federal Advisory Committee with a U.S. Government Charter to promote security cooperation between American business and private sector interests worldwide and the U.S. Department of State. OSAC currently encompasses the 34-member core Council, an Executive Office, over 100 Country Councils, and more than 3,500 constituent member organizations and 372 associates.

The increase in terrorism over the last 25 years and the continuing threat against U.S. interests overseas has forced many American companies to seek advice and assistance from the U.S. Government, particularly the State Department. In 1985, a handful of chief executive officers from prominent American companies met with then Secretary of State George P. Shultz to promote cooperation between the American private sector worldwide and the U.S. Government on security issues. The subsequent establishment of the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) has developed into an enormously successful joint venture. Today over 3,500 U.S. companies, educational institutions, religious and non-governmental organizations are constituents of OSAC.

The Council provides a forum for best practices and provides the tools needed to cope with today’s ever-changing challenges and security-related issues abroad.

Review the latest information at the Overseas Security Advisory Council

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Will Hotel Security Labor Ever Return To “Normal” ?

by Kelly Klatt

I was asked to comment on the Hotel Security Management discussion group regarding: “Now that upper management has gotten used to the cuts that were made in hotel security, does anyone have an expectation that staffing or labor hours will increase once an economic turnaround occurs?”

My professional opinion is that what we are now experiencing is the adjustment to the continuing “do more with less” philosophy in Hotel Security staffing. We were originally asked to cut some Security positions to help the overall labor reduction goals of a year ago. Then the “new normal” discussion came into play.  What we have morphed into are Security Departments that more closely mirror other hotel departments than in the past. Security staffing levels have gone from the old fixed staffing, to the “new normal” of adjusting staffing levels each week to levels established based on planned occupancy.

The up side of this weekly exercise is to involve more Security Directors in the P&L process of their hotels. Although Security historically has been seen as a non-revenue department, Security Directors can now highlight their business side and be part of the revenue retention discussion, while still maintaining a level of safety and security our guests and team members expect and deserve.

View  the entire discussion.

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Welcome to the new & improved C4SS.

by admin

Welcome to our new and improved web site. For those of you, who have visited us before, please note our new Blog and News section, where we will discuss and pass on the latest safety and security news, concepts and ideas.

Take a look at our new security consulting product Strata™ a layered approach to security management for corporations and mid-sized companies. It’s the perfect fit for those companies who have re-sized and no longer have a Corporate Director of Security or those companies that have recently felt they needed a consistent security resource, but just couldn’t justify that full time person. Give Strata™ a look and click on our “Contact Us” button for more information and a no cost discussion of your specific business needs.

Click on our “Leadership” section to review the bios of several of the outstanding Independent Security Consultants who are available to assist you with your specific safety and security challenges. Each one is a security leader, with extensive security backgrounds and expertise in responding to the emerging threats in today’s business environment.

Keep coming back for the latest information and news from C4SS.

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Emmett D. Browning Jr.
Independent Security Consultant

by admin

Emmett D. Browning, Jr. an Independent Security Consultant and Glen Gause an Independent Security Consultant represent over 50 years of combined Law Enforcement investigative expertise.  As highly competent Homicide Detectives they have investigated over 300  murder cases and countless other investigations.  They have earned the reputation among their peers as the preeminent Homicide Team in Central Florida.

Detectives Browning and Gause’s legendary dogged determination to solve cases has made them experts in Cold Case Management.  Their “patented” concept of methodical Cold Case organization and review has a proven success rate. Their irrefutable investigative skills has made them equally effective in handling Internal Affairs cases, completing thorough, fair, factual and concise investigations.

These award winning Detectives are now available to consult directly with Law Enforcement agencies on Cold Case Investigations.  Additionally, they are available to consult with both  law enforcement agencies and private industry on internal issues.

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