Michael Witt


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Preventing Crime with Target Hardening

Sep 18, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Threat Assessment, Target Hardening

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What exactly is target hardening?

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Target Hardening Your Home: Secure Your Home From Threats

Aug 21, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Threat Assessment, Target Hardening

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Target hardening is not usually a term that you'll hear applied to standard home security, but this doesn't mean it's not a familiar concept to homeowners. Nearly all owners will use some degree of target hardening as a means to protect themselves, their families, and (what is likely to be) the largest investment they've ever made. What is target hardening? All it means is making an area more difficult to access. The more effort a criminal has to make to get what they want, the more likely it is they'll look elsewhere for their meal ticket. We'll look at what this means for your home and the best ways to implement the tactics. 

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Target Hardening Techniques To Prepare You For Threats

Aug 7, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt

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Target hardening has the potential to make any structure or property safer from threats. From high-profile buildings to out-of-the-way sheds, target hardening crime prevention is a security tactic that can be used by anyone to make it harder for a criminal to penetrate their walls or boundaries. There are numerous target hardening measures that a person might take though, and one size does not fit all. Homeowners might get a dog to dissuade burglars, while a politician might insist on ballistic glass to prevent bullets from penetrating their car. We'll look at the many examples of target hardening in the real world and how they're used to button up vulnerabilities and give everyone a little more peace of mind. 

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Keys to Successful Tactical Training

Jul 24, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Counter Terrorism, Special Forces Training

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Many critical infrastructure industries are tasked with providing initial and ongoing tactical training to staff in certain roles. The most effective tactical training utilizes solutions that replicate real-life equipment and situations and teaches fundamentals like positioning and safety as well as advanced skills.

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Hardening The Target: What Is It And How Does Kontek Industries Help

Jul 17, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Critical Infrastructure, Counter Terrorism, Target Hardening

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When you’re protecting your buildings, the first line of defense is detracting intruders. That means enhancing the security of your building, hence hardening the target, to help prevent attacks and deter penetration of your defenses. This could be from the external view of the property to the internal infrastructure.

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CLD Fencing: Kontek's Security Fencing Solution

Jul 10, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Critical Infrastructure, Custom Fabrication

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Kontek offers a myriad of CLD fencing products to help you secure your residential or commercial property, preventing entrance from criminals and other threats and improving sense of security for those you're tasked with protecting. The most effective security plans consist of multiple layers of protection, starting with a high-quality, intentional security fence and Kontek Industries in partnership with CLD fencing provides the widest range of options to meet the unique needs of your household or your organization.

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Prison Infrastructure Protection

Jul 3, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Critical Infrastructure, Target Hardening

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The critical infrastructure definition is an industry or organization whose incapacitation would put the general population at significant risk. While all critical infrastructures must take measures to prevent security breaches that put the public at risk, prisons face unique challenges in that they have not only an obligation to keep the public out of their facilities, but also a moral and ethical obligation to keep prisoners in their facilities. Security measures must be intentional and highly effective in order to prevent substantial threat to the life, health, or wellness of the public. This post discusses critical infrastructure protection plans for prisons and a wide range of solutions that, when used together, can be highly effective in achieving maximum security.

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Critical Infrastructure Security Standards

Jun 26, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Critical Infrastructure, Counter Terrorism, Custom Fabrication

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Because a security breach could pose substantial risk to the health and welfare of thousands of American citizens, those who work in critical infrastructure industries have a duty and moral obligation to keep their staff, visitors, and tenants safe. The term critical infrastructure security refers to the plans and measures in place to secure your organization and mitigate risk of successful attack on your physical or cyber systems. For nearly every industry, this includes counter-terrorism measures to better protect your building, prepare to respond, and recover quickly.

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What Are The Critical Infrastructure Sectors?

Jun 19, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Critical Infrastructure, Custom Fabrication

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Critical infrastructure sectors are defined by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as, "the physical and cyber systems and assets that are so vital to the United States that their incapacity or destruction would have a debilitating impact on our physical or economic security or public health or safety." The sectors that fit this classification per the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency include the chemical, commercial facilities, communications, critical manufacturing, dams, defense industrial base, emergency services, energy, financial services, food and agriculture, government facilities, healthcare and public health, information technology, nuclear reactors/materials/waste, transportation systems, water and wastewater systems sectors.

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Benefits of Tactical Training Programs for Civilians

May 5, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Michael Witt posted in Threat Assessment, Special Forces Training

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How can tactical training programs benefit civilians? For individuals who have never received tactical or military training, the skills gained can save lives.

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