Threat Assessment Private Sector vs. Public Sector. December 1, 2010. Threat Assessment; Private Sector vs. Public Sector. Infogroup Country Locations United States, United Kingdom, Malaysia, India, Hong Kong, China, Canada, Singapore and Australia
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December 1, 2010
Country LocationsUnited States, United Kingdom, Malaysia, India, Hong Kong, China, Canada, Singapore and Australia
Number of EmployeesApproximately 3,000
We service 85% of Fortune 100 Companies. - Our data powers the top 5 internet search engines. - Our points of interest are used on 90% of in-car navigation systems in North America. - We partner with CNN for its exclusive CNN/Opinion Research Poll. - We deploy 30 billion e-mails annually on behalf of our clients.
Tim Conahan is a 26 year veteran of the Omaha Police Department. After retiring at the rank of Lieutenant in 2007 he became the Director of Security for the Omaha based company infogroup. He is currently responsible for the safety and security of over 3000 employees, and 48 facilities world wide.
While on the Omaha Police Department Tim handled all Homeland Security issues for the City of Omaha from 2001 until his retirement in 2007. During this time Tim handled all Security Planning for all major events such as the College World Series, and 11 Presidential visits.
From 1998 until 2007 Tim was in charge of the Omaha Police Departments SWAT & Bomb Response Teams.
Tim also has had the opportunity to teach for the U.S. State Department both in the U.S. and abroad on a variety of Law Enforcement topics
Private Sector Team
Public Sector Team
What/Who needs to be protected?
Who/What are the threats or vulnerabilities?
What are the implications if the threat was carried
What is the value of the employee/asset to the
What steps can be taken to minimize or eliminate the
loss from occurring.Threat Assessment; Private Sector vs. Public Sector
Substantiate Seriousness Of The Threat
All Threats are not created equal.
Conduct an investigation.
Interview witnesses (Determine Reliability)
Collect Evidence (Written Documents, Voice Mail Recordings)
Determine Validity Of Threat. (1 – 10 Scale)
Hunters and Howlers (Threat Assessment and Management Strategies-Fred Calhoun)
Obtain Background Information on Subject if known
Motive for threats.
Is there evidence that a plan has been implemented.
Does the subject have a violent history towards others, objects, or
Does the subject use violence as a way to solve problems.
Drug or alcohol history.
Has subject suffered a recent loss or trauma.
Subject feels that he/she is being treated unfairly.
How will subject react to being to being confronted.
Why Do People Make Threats?
Warning of impending violence.
Attempts to intimidate.
Thrill of causing a disruption.
Attention – Seeking, Boasting
Fleeting expression of anger.
Figure of speech
Prepare Options for Subjects Response
Provide Subject Help If Appropriate
Notify and Turn Investigation over to Police/Feds
Additional Surveillance on Subject
Protection Detail on intended victim/s
Long Term Monitoring
Assign Tasks and Track
On Going Background Checks
Actual Anonymous Telephone Threat Against our CEO
Actual Internal Threat Investigation – 2008
17 year employee
Directed threats towards his supervisors “If I get let go I will come back and blow these mother fuckers away”
Background Check revealed employee served time for Manslaughter.
How Would You Handle?