Cold Henry

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If you’ve been following this site for a while, you might have seen our burglar’s guide to being wildly successful – and if you haven’t, then you should take a look. ‘Cause you want to break in somewhere, huh? Anyway, let’s be clear about something – we believe that security by secrecy is a flawed approach, and so this isn’t so much a guide for burglars and criminals as it is a list of tips for you, the security professional, who would like to see your facility just that much harder to breach than the next door plant, building or […]

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Thumbnail image for Homestead Security vs. Homeland Security – the greatest challenge?

One of the most important things we do in the security industry, is to divide up the playing field. Generally, there are three “types” of security. There’s personal security (or private security), there’s corporate security, and then there’s public security, and by public we mean anything that the government does on our behalf. Or claims to do on our behalf, some might chime in. The three are very different, and many,┬ámany times, they are polar opposites and working actively against one another. So which of the three are most important? Do we put the needs of the many ahead of […]

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Thumbnail image for Ukraine / Syria: Mercenaries abound?

Whether it’s civil unrest, rioting, revolutions, wars and uprisings. Wherever there’s trouble, there’s usually a market for mercenaries. For those looking to find opportunities, there would be worse ideas around than looking to both Syria and Ukraine for the moment. While the two “theaters” are wildly different, and the would-be recruit would have to adapt to wildly different environments as well, chances are that there will be both corporations and agencies looking for some aid and succor, as they say. Modern Mercenaries? Turning to the aid of mercenaries has a long history, all over the world and in all sorts […]

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Thumbnail image for Thinking Internally – combating a police force’s feeling of invincibility

Traditionally speaking, security has mainly been in the hands of the military and the police, in whatever form they might exist at the time and place. Public security is still the charge of the police, and the military to some extent. That, however, becomes a problem when looking at the security of security – i.e. internal security for the main public security force – the police. For years and years, the police has been – largely – spared internal security issues and intrusions, but that time could be fading away, for a lot of reasons. Who is watching the watchers? […]

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Thumbnail image for Knives on a Plane – is the DHS catching up?

The latest news from the DHS and TSA is that they’re “relaxing” their restrictions on certain items, namely such things as small blades. Surprisingly, the TSA has taken some flak about this, and Pistole, amongst others, have been seen defending the position in the media and “on the hill”, as they saying goes. So what do we think about it? TSA plays catch-up. Again. The TSA likes to take credit for stuff. It’s just the way their hive mind works. As usual, they make sure that we understand that this is something that has been carefully considered and analyzed by […]

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