It’s Under Control - The Podcast for Global Security Professionals
Change Is Constant in Security Risk Management -  Ray O’Hara CPP, EVP Allied Universal

Change Is Constant in Security Risk Management - Ray O’Hara CPP, EVP Allied Universal

June 10, 2021

This week on It's Under Control Jake Allen is joined by Ray Ohara CPP, EVP at Allied Universal.  Ray is a security industry veteran with decades of experience in both corporate security risk management as well as executive protection.  His career in security started over 30 years ago after transitioning from law enforcement.  Ray is a passionate advocate for holistic enterprise security risk management and can be heard on his own podcast titled The Risk Rascals with co-host Stevan Bernard, CFE.  Ray has had a successful career because he puts his clients' needs first, is always willing to help others, and understands that adapting to change is the only way to thrive in the security management industry.  When Ray O'Hara speaks you would be wise to listen!

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Trailer, It’s Under Control: For Security Managers, By Security Managers.

Trailer, It’s Under Control: For Security Managers, By Security Managers.

May 28, 2021

Hello, It's Under Control listeners! Thanks for tuning in, week after week. Since interviewing our first ever guest, we’ve published numerous episodes and spoken with many interesting people from all aspects of the security industry.  And we are just getting started!  We have some amazing guests in our pipeline. This coming month, you can expect to hear from numerous security innovators, creators, and practitioners from industry areas such as government, technology, and venue security. As always, please reach out to us on Audry or via control@rileyrisk.com with any suggestions!

Charting Your Career Path in Security Risk Management -  Kathy Lavinder, Founder of SI Placement

Charting Your Career Path in Security Risk Management - Kathy Lavinder, Founder of SI Placement

May 20, 2021

This week on It's Under Control Jake Allen is joined by Kathy Lavinder the Founder of SI Placement.

SI Placement specializes in recruiting for security and investigative resources.  For over 20 years Kathy has worked with some of the biggest businesses in the world and helped them land top talent for critical roles in security management. Kathy has cultivated a truly fascinating career. She moved through broadcast journalist and private investigation before shifting to specialized recruitment and is full of advice that will benefit our listeners, regardless of career stage. In this episode, she shares insight into what makes a successful security expert and how to source that talent, the differences between contingent and retained search firms and insightful tips on the dos/don’ts of the field, and a timeline of her career reinventions over the years.

Kathy is truly one of the best in the business. Between her captivating and engaging personality and highlight reel of life and career experiences, you are not going to want to miss what she has to say!

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“Do I Know You?” - Facial Recognition Technology Pioneer - Shaun Moore, CEO and Co-founder of Trueface

“Do I Know You?” - Facial Recognition Technology Pioneer - Shaun Moore, CEO and Co-founder of Trueface

May 11, 2021

Think back to 2017 for a moment... Were you among the millions of highly impressed consumers awed by Apple's iPhone X featuring Face ID? This week on It's Under Control Jake Allen is joined by Shaun Moore, CEO, and co-founder of Trueface.   In 2017, Shaun probably just smiled because by then he and his team had already proven the technology's use for over 4 years.  He's no newcomer to this rapidly growing segment of the security industry.  In fact, these days Trueface supports a growing list of both government and commercial clients as the use of face ID technology rapidly gains appeal.  Think the pandemic hurt all businesses?  Think again.  Astoundingly, Trueface has benefited from the pandemic as companies increasingly move away from access control badges, fobs, chips, other device scanning technologies, and the worst of the COVID age, fingerprint scanners. However, as with any new technology, there are legal, moral, and ethical issues to consider, particularly around data protection.  Hear how Shaun and his team have developed policies, processes, and procedures to guide them as they ramp up to meet the growing demand for their products and services.  You can now listen to It's Under Control on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, and Google Podcasts!  If you have any feedback or suggestions for guests or topics send us an email at control@rileyrisk.com

Building a Global Security Operations Center - Scott Wilcox, CEO of Sicuro Group

Building a Global Security Operations Center - Scott Wilcox, CEO of Sicuro Group

April 30, 2021

This week on It's Under Control Jake Allen is joined by Scott Wilcox, the founder, President, and CEO of Sicuro Group.   Sicuro Group includes Intelyse, a business intelligence, travel risk, and business continuity consulting firm that helps multinational companies operate in some of the world's most difficult and austere locations. Scott got his entrepreneurial start while serving in the military when he began providing security services as a side hustle.  A short while later, he became increasingly aware of vast technology gaps and took advantage of his knowledge and expertise in the field to found Sicuro Group.  Scott is uniquely qualified to discuss the growing trend of the Global Security Operations Center (GSOC).  What is a GSOC?  Does your company need one?  Should you outsource it or build it in-house?  Scott addresses these questions and many more.  You can now listen to It's Under Control on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, and Google Podcasts!  If you have any feedback or suggestions for guests or topics send us an email at control@rileyrisk.com

Start From Where You Are - Erik Antons, CPP, PSP

Start From Where You Are - Erik Antons, CPP, PSP

April 22, 2021

This week on It's Under Control Jake Allen is joined by Erik Antons, CPP, PSP to discuss the highs and the lows of paths that lead to CSO roles at Hyatt Hotels and Whirlpool.   In this episode, Erik discusses various stages of his professional career. We explore his early days working in adventure tourism and real estate, and serving overseas in the U.S. State Department's  Bureau of Diplomatic Security, before ultimately launching his career in the private sector.  At every stage of his career, he approached each step as a risk manager who carefully evaluated his opportunities through research, networking, persistence, and decisiveness by betting on himself.  If you aspire to become a CSO at a global corporation or think those heights are out of reach, you'll want to hear Erik's story.  You can now listen to It's Under Control on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, and Google Podcasts!  If you have any feedback or suggestions for guests or topics send us an email at control@rileyrisk.com

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!

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