It was the early 80’s we were working in the Middle East. At the time American Express was running the "Do You Know Me?" ad campaign, (are you old enough to remember them?). One of the guys thought this picture would be humorous. At the end of every ad there was a comment by the “celebrity” - Stephen King’s comment was - Without it, isn't life a little scary? We had our own … [Read more...] about TBT – Do You Know Me?
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The Bremer Detail: Protecting the Most Threatened Man in the World – ISDA Member Frank Gallagher http://www.amazon.com/The-Bremer-Detail-Protecting-Threatened/dp/1497643988 Left of Bang – a book co-authored by ISDA member Patrick Van Horne http://www.amazon.com/Left-Bang-Marine-Combat-Program/dp/1936891301 Principal Protection; Lessons Learned – The Evolution of Protective … [Read more...] about A List of Books Authored by ISDA Members
Good friend Richard W. Boggs of SMK Risk Mitigation LLC shared this excellent article from policemag.com. Those who have been through a VDI course are intimately familiar with the emphasis placed on building intuitive AND instinctive driving skills - i.e. knowing what to do given the situation/circumstance AND being able to do it without conscious thought or … [Read more...] about The OODA Loop – an Article
Dave is a very old friend and a member of the The Quarter Century Club (QCC), more on that later. Dave has authored a very important white paper - Vulnerability Assessments - A Cornerstone of Effective Security Planning. As with all QCC members Dave continually gives back to the profession. His Bio Mr. Johnson is President of ITG Consultants, Inc., providing dignitary and … [Read more...] about The Quarter Century Club Member – David L. Johnson
This all started a year and a half ago, as a platform to express my heightened sense of sarcasm (it happens when you get old). The Ramblings have taken on a life of their own, receiving many views and comments. Some of the comments have provoked lively discussions. This is the fourth set of ramblings. My Ramblings A quote from Theoretical Physicists Steve Hawkings - The … [Read more...] about Miscellaneous Ramblings of an Old Man Part Four