It’s Under Control - The Podcast for Global Security Professionals
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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