Awareity’s Connecting The Dots Blog shares news and insights to help threat assessment teams, community, and organizational leaders, etc. prevent incidents.


Remembering Virginia Tech…and Learning Too

It is hard to believe that the Virginia Tech shooting was over 15 years ago, that 32 innocent people lost their lives, 17 others were ...

The Solution to Harden Cyber Defenses is Patching Your People

It's no secret that hacking was on the rise even before the Russia and Ukraine war, but the war has heightened the threat and now ...

Next Exit – How I can help YOU

Imagine you have a 30-minute commute to work every day, you take the same route using the same roads and get stopped by the same ...

The First Preventers Model For Communities, Schools, and Organizations

The First Preventers Model For Communities, Schools, and Organizations Individuals of Concern / At-Risk Individuals Exist in the Community (Soaring numbers of individuals of concern and ...

School Board Violence & Challenges

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Sharing Prevention Possibilities – The Last 40 Days

The last 40 days or so have been fantastic!! Why? I have had the opportunity to connect with people all around the world (so many ...

Prevention: Stopping cyber threats by Patching Your People, not just your systems

With both the bad guys and the good guys warning of increased ransomware attacks, it's more important than ever that your organization and community are ...

Implement These Lessons Learned to Improve Physical Security

A Lesson Learned is knowledge gained from incidents, near misses, tragedies, lawsuits, etc. Knowledge gained from Lessons Learned are just “recipes” until they become Lessons ...

Lessons Learned You Can Implement Immediately to Improve Cyber Security

A Lesson Learned is knowledge gained from incidents, near misses, tragedies, lawsuits, etc. Knowledge gained from Lessons Learned are just “recipes” until they become Lessons ...

Want Better Community Safety? Lessons Learned MUST Become Lessons Implemented.

Lessons learned from 20+ years of incidents and tragedies have exposed the dangerous and common gaps, silos, disconnects, and flawed recycled thinking. Eliminating common gaps, ...

Cyberattacks: The Solution Requires EVERYONE Staying Alert and Aware

From the very beginnings of the Internet, people have been one of the most common and most targeted gaps for cyberattacks. Why? Because hackers know ...

Nashville Attack – A Call to Action to Revolutionize Community Safety

The Nashville bomb attack on Christmas morning 2020 exposes the fundamental flaws and the urgent need to revolutionize community safety. We know, based on the ...

Threat Assessment Teams: Six Tools Most Community and Organization TATs Are Missing

Threat Assessment Teams (TATs) play a very important role in prevention efforts and making organizations and communities safer and are even more critical today due ...

Connecting the Dots: Stopping Human Trafficking

Return on Prevention vs. Return on Regret This is a real-life experience. I went down to one of the main hotel/casinos on the Las Vegas ...

Ransomware Solutions: Ongoing Awareness and Accountability Vault

Why are ransomware attacks soaring? Because they are working! It is estimated that by 2021 the predicted ransomware damages will be $20 billion. Why are ...

National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2020

Are hackers actually BENEFITTING from National Cyber Security Awareness Month? Watch the video below to learn more! Click here to learn more about the proven ...

New Release! The First Preventers Playbook: How to Intervene, Disrupt, and Prevent Tragedy Before It Strikes

The First Preventers Playbook: How to Intervene, Disrupt, and Prevent Tragedy Before It Strikes. Enough is enough! Old playbooks and strategies depend on First Responders ...

Twitter Hacked with Old Playbook

The Twitter hack is pretty alarming when you realize what a couple of teenage hackers were able to accomplish using one of the oldest hacking ...

Scary Indicators for School Leaders… Shootings, COVID, Mental Health & More

Scary Indicators for School Leaders… Shootings, COVID, Mental Health & More Targeted Violence In a 2019 US Secret Service analysis, between 2008 and 2017 41 ...

9-11 Commission Report: 16th Anniversary

16 years ago, on July 22, 2004, the 9-11 Commission Report was released. Do you remember one of the most important revelations in the 9-11 ...