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...
12 Tasks to Organize your Tabletop Exercise

12 Tasks to Organize your Tabletop Exercise

As part of the preparation to conduct a tabletop exercise there are several important administrative and technical items that are easy to forget. Forgetting one or more of these items may lead to a less than desirable outcome during the exercise. Here’s that...
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....
Crisis Exercise – The After Action Report

Crisis Exercise – The After Action Report

An After Action Report (AAR) is used to provide feedback on the exercise. It summarizes exercise events and analyzes performance of the tasks identified as important during the planning process. It also evaluates achievement of the selected exercise objectives and...
New Englanders, Are We Prepared?

New Englanders, Are We Prepared?

After the recent historic flooding in the Balkans, it made me wonder about how prepared I was as a business and home owner here in New England, US. According to CNN, Serbia had three months of rain in just three days. Are we prepared for our very own 100 year storm?...