How Hostiles Prepare to Attack

How Hostiles Prepare to Attack

The Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater shooting was methodically planned. The shooter, John Russell Houser, is reported to have visited other theaters prior to the attack and had been to the Grand 16 movie theater in Lafayette at least once prior.  So, why did he...
The Kidnapped CEO

The Kidnapped CEO

Kidnap, Ransom, and Extortion Scenario Planning The CEO lands in Rome for an executive leadership conference and never arrives at his hotel. Calls to his mobile phone go straight into voice mail. His scheduled driver and security detail in Rome have also gone missing....
Six Guidelines for Ethical Crisis Communications

Six Guidelines for Ethical Crisis Communications

Acting and communicating ethically should be a daily priority for any organization. However, during a crisis, the stakes grow higher, and the ethical challenges of communicating both accurately and strategically can be very complicated. For example: How should...
War-gaming – Part 1:  The History

War-gaming – Part 1: The History

The term, “war-game” is simply a translation of the German term, “kriegspiel.” Because many are simply uncomfortable with the term “war-game,” feeling perhaps that war is too serious for “games,” you will often see every...