It’s Under Control - The Podcast for Global Security Professionals
Security Management in International Aid and Development - Amaury Cooper

Security Management in International Aid and Development - Amaury Cooper

April 15, 2021

This week on It's Under Control Jake Allen is joined by Amaury Cooper to discuss security risk management in international relief and development.  Amaury is the Deputy Director of Global Security at Global Communities, whose mission is to create long-lasting, positive, and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.  He’s also a member of the board of directors at the International NGO Safety and Security Association (INSSA).  Listen-in as Amaury shares how he was inspired from an early age to embark on a life devoted to security risk management. You can now listen to It's Under Control on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts!  If you have any feedback or suggestions for guests or topics send us an email at control@rileyrisk.com. 

Women in Security Risk Management - Lisa Oliveri,  Min Kyriannis and Elisa Mula

Women in Security Risk Management - Lisa Oliveri, Min Kyriannis and Elisa Mula

March 31, 2021

As we close out Women’s History Month, It's Under Control is highlighting the views and perspectives of women in the field of security management.  Jake Allen is joined in the studio by Isobel Haynes from Riley Risk Inc. to discuss 3 interviews that Jake had with Min Kyriannis, Lisa Oliveri, CPP, PCI, and Elisa Mula; three pioneering women with different professional backgrounds who offer varying perspectives.  Throughout all three interviews, similar themes were continuously brought up, and these core themes were the basis of Isobel and Jake’s conversation. In this episode, the panel discusses challenges and biases that are experienced by women in the industry, but also solutions and opportunities for growth that lie in the near future.

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The following links are helpful resources for women in the industry, and include news articles and organizations that provide female mentorship:  

 

Employee Background Checks - Michael Gips, JD, CPP, CSyP, CAE

Employee Background Checks - Michael Gips, JD, CPP, CSyP, CAE

March 26, 2021

This week on It's Under Control Jake Allen is joined by Michael Gips to discuss the increasingly complex issue of applicant and employee background investigations in the age of social media.  Michael is a graduate of Harvard Law, a certified protection professional and someone with extensive security industry experience including over a decade working for ASIS eventually holding the role of Chief Global Knowledge Officer.  In this episode, he sheds light on the challenge businesses increasingly face in knowing when and what to check in an employee's background and the risks and potential liabilities.  You can now listen to It's Under Control on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts!  If you have any feedback or suggestions for guests or topics send us an email at control@rileyrisk.com

Security Industry Outlook - Don Erickson, CEO of Security Industry Association

Security Industry Outlook - Don Erickson, CEO of Security Industry Association

March 17, 2021

This week on It's Under Control Jake Allen is joined by Don Erickson, CEO of the Security Industry Association (SIA) to discuss several key trends that are developing in the security industry. Don’s earlier career in policy-making at the national level gives him unique strategic insight and the ability to see beyond the horizon regarding the security industry’s future. He provides excellent career planning advice and a reference to the SIA/ASIS collaboration on the Security Industry Career Pathways Guide. That’s a document you will definitely want to have a look at!  He also reminds us that the fields of cybersecurity and data privacy will loom large in the years ahead.  You can now listen to It's Under Control on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts!

Data-based Decision-making - Lewis Werner, CEO of Quill Security

Data-based Decision-making - Lewis Werner, CEO of Quill Security

March 11, 2021

This week on It's Under Control your host Jake Allen speaks with Lewis Werner, CEO, and co-founder of Quill Security.  Quill is a relative new-comer to the security industry but is already making a big splash by embracing technology to leverage standard risk assessment methodologies endorsed by ASIS.  The baseline risk picture that Quill helps you create can be established in less time than traditional methods and is often enough to completely replace the templates and spreadsheets of the past.  It’s not surprising that Lewis's approach to security risk management is grounded on the premise that better data makes for better decision-making.  After all, he is a scientist at heart with degrees in Physics and Biotechnology from the University of Minnesota.  Listen as he explains how sometimes being an outsider in the security industry affords him a unique perspective that can drive innovation.  

Importance of Intellectual Curiosity — Tony Ridley, MSc

Importance of Intellectual Curiosity — Tony Ridley, MSc

March 2, 2021

This week on It's Under Control your host Jake Allen speaks with Tony Ridley, MSc about the importance of maintaining professional intellectual curiosity in security risk management.  Tony's own career in international security risk management followed 14 years of distinguished service with the Australian Special Air Service (SAS).   Since leaving the service he has supported diplomatic and commercial clients in Iraq and other high-risk environments and obtained a Master's Degree in Security and Risk Management from the University of Leicester.   That impressive combination of attributes makes Tony a very unique character but perhaps even more impressive is his voracious appetite for reading and researching both new and old information from the field of international security risk management.  He's probably one of the most well-read people you will meet in the industry.  His commitment to continuous learning has helped him be attuned to his own potential biases, cultural and contextual differences that have the potential to interfere with his analysis, assessments, and ultimately the recommendations he makes to his clients.  He also gives us 3 of his best book recommendations so stick around until the end.  

Organizational Risk Tolerance - Steven Antoine, CSO at YUM! Brands

Organizational Risk Tolerance - Steven Antoine, CSO at YUM! Brands

February 22, 2021

This week on It's Under Control your host Jake Allen speaks with Steven Antoine, CSO at YUM! Brands who stopped by to discuss the concept of organizational risk tolerance and how he defines his department's role in supporting the fast-food corporation's overall appetite (pun definitely intended) for operational risk. 

Prior to his role at YUM! Brands (which includes internationally recognized chains such as Taco Bell, KFC, and Pizza Hut) Steven worked at the U.S Department of State's the Bureau of Diplomatic Security where he held several roles within the Protective Division including overseas postings in Panama, Venezuela, and Afghanistan.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Criminal Justice from James Madison University.  

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