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Protests and riots: Don’t get caught in the crossfire

Protests and riots: Don’t get caught in the crossfire

Be alert, have an exit plan and refuse to be a "gawker."By Vaughn BakerPresident, Strategos InternationalWhen you click on the news, you see protests and riots. And they’re not quiet.You may support protests, but detest riots. Or you may feel sympathy for both. Or...

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“What Would You Do” if an active shooter showed up?

“What Would You Do” if an active shooter showed up?

A shooter sighting in the target.An incident in rural Alaska brings home the importance of training.By Vaughn BakerPresident • Strategos International“What Would You Do?” is a long-running ABC television program hosted by John Quiñones. A hidden camera records the...

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Church Security: Prepare Now to be Better Than Before

Church Security: Prepare Now to be Better Than Before

Prepare for a return to community as if it's Easter Sunday. Most churches are currently unable to meet, but the quarantine will end. When it does, will your church security team be rusty ... or ready? DHS predicts the isolating circumstances of the pandemic may result...

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During this pandemic, dare to be aware

During this pandemic, dare to be aware

There’s no need for paranoia, but an alert outlook could protect you and those you love.By Vaughn Baker, President, Strategos InternationalThese are uncertain times – even unprecedented for many of us. But with a cool head, we’ll get through them.With that said, there...

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Strategos Security Minute: Overcoming Normalcy Bias

In a crisis, our denial instinct can lead to death. How do we rise above it?What's wrong with being normal? Nothing, if things are indeed normal. Normalcy bias is a deadly psychological coping mechanism that leads us to deny clear threats to our life and safety....

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