Gunman kills 3 at Cincinnati bank; police shoot him dead

Cincinnati bank shooting highlights the importance of security awareness and knowing how to react in an Active Shooter scenario.  Reuters:  A gunman opened fire inside a bank in downtown Cincinnati on Thursday morning, killing three people and wounding others before being shot and killed by police, authorities said. The shooter began firing inside a loadingContinue reading “Gunman kills 3 at Cincinnati bank; police shoot him dead”

Is It Safe To Travel To Los Cabos?

Los Cabos’ stark desert landscape and striking azure waters started gaining international attention after World War II, when Hollywood stars like Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Sophia Loren, and John Wayne just to name a few; made it their vacation spot. Perched at southern tip of Mexico’s 1,000-mile-long Baja Peninsula, Los Cabos is experiencing another tourismContinue reading “Is It Safe To Travel To Los Cabos?”

Morning Security Briefing-(Friday, July 20, 2018)

What’s going on in the world from a Security Coordinator’s perspective: Security News of the Day:  Storm sinks duck boat in Missouri, killing 13 people A day after a duck boat capsized and sank during a severe storm at a southern Missouri lake, killing at least 13 people, divers are resuming a search for peopleContinue reading “Morning Security Briefing-(Friday, July 20, 2018)”

Morning Security Briefing (Thursday, July 19, 2018)

What’s going on in the world from a Security Coordinator’s perspective: Security News of the Day:  Several buildings evacuated after explosion in Flatiron District. At least five high-pressure steam pipes exploded early Thursday on Fifth Avenue at 21st Street in the Flatiron District, prompting the evacuation of several nearby buildings. Read More… International: Turkish courtContinue reading “Morning Security Briefing (Thursday, July 19, 2018)”

Morning Security Briefing (Wednesday, July 18, 2018)

What’s going on in the world from a Security Coordinator’s perspective: Security News of the Day:  Taking Victory too seriously…”At least 2 dead in violence after France World Cup victory.”   International: Hundreds of thousands of expatriates have been leaving Saudi Arabia as the economy stagnates and the authorities impose more fees on foreign workers.Continue reading “Morning Security Briefing (Wednesday, July 18, 2018)”

Morning Security Briefing (Tuesday, July 17, 2018)

What’s going on in the world from a Security Coordinator’s perspective: Amazing Security News of the Day:  Woman Missing for 7 Days Found Alive After Driving Off California Cliff     International: At least 273 people have died and 2,000 have been injured in the unrest that’s rocked Nicaragua since April, according to the humanContinue reading “Morning Security Briefing (Tuesday, July 17, 2018)”

Morning Security Briefing (Monday, July 16, 2018)

What’s going on in the world from a security coordinator’s perspective: World Cup Security Success: France’s World Cup victory celebrated n US and around the world.     Russian President Vladimir Putin has praised the work of the country’s security forces, along with international cooperation, for having ensured a safe World Cup tournament. A police cooperationContinue reading “Morning Security Briefing (Monday, July 16, 2018)”

TS Update-(FCO Security Update)

Greetings Expats, The UK embassy has made a significant update on their Foreign travel advice page under the Terrorism section: “There is a high threat from terrorism, including kidnapping. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers.” Reasons for concern:   “On 25 May, security forces arrested 16 individuals with explosives nearContinue reading “TS Update-(FCO Security Update)”

TS Update-(O.S.A.C. Tunis)

Greetings Expats, On Tuesday, June 17th, security professionals met at the American Cooperative School of Tunis as part of our commitment to networking & sharing practical security information. At our meeting we signed the official OSAC charter and had various speakers discussed important issues such as Risk Management and Security Support. Security Outlook Security professionalsContinue reading “TS Update-(O.S.A.C. Tunis)”

TS Update-(A tale of 2 security situations)

Greetings Expats, A simple google news search is enough to see the stark contrast between the security situation in Libya vs. what’s happening here in Tunisia.  Unlike Libya, we’ve been fortunate in terms of general safety & security issues.  Still, Tunisian security officials remain very concerned over the situation in Libya.   Here’s a video ofContinue reading “TS Update-(A tale of 2 security situations)”

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