Weekly Crisis Management Newsletter

In 2022, we’ll be writing 51 short articles on crisis management. The purpose of these articles is to share the knowledge and experience we’ve gained working in this specialised field for the last 20 years and more.

We hope you’ll find the articles useful.


26 January 2022

Lessons from Physical Intrusion Testing: Exploiting Poor Security Design

How to exploit poor security design during the conduct of physical intrusion tests.

#physical security #intrusion testing #penetration testing

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25 January 2022

Lessons from Physical Intrusion Testing: Distraction and Diversion

How to incorporate distractions and diversions into physical intrusion tests so you can access the facility and achieve your objectives.

#physical security #intrusion testing #penetration testing

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27 December 2021

Lessons from Physical Intrusion Testing: Safety

Managing safety during the planning and conduct of a physical intrusion test.

#physical security #intrusion testing #penetration testing

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22 December 2021

Lessons from Physical Intrusion Testing: Using Overwatch

Integrating overwatch into physical intrusion tests.

#physical security #intrusion testing #penetration testing

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28 November 2021

Embracing Ambiguity

How to embrace ambiguity when operating in higher-risk environments. If you travel to higher-risk environments, you’ll find #4 useful.

#streetcraft #non-permissive environments #performance

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26 October 2021

Alone, but not lonely

How to operate safely and successfully as an individual in higher-risk environments.

#streetcraft #non-permissive environments #performance

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30 September 2021

Building a Local Support Network

How to build and secure trusted local support networks in higher-risk environments.

#evacuations #networks #non-permissive environments

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19 September 2021

Evacuations from Afghanistan

Lessons learned and applied from evacuations from Afghanistan post August 2021.

#evacuations #afghanistan #non-permissive environments

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22 August 2021

Protecting the Safety and Security of Local Employees in Higher-Risk Locations

Techniques to assure the safety of local employees after a shift in the political or security situation.

#evacuations #information security #non-permissive environments

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6 August 2021

Lessons from Physical Intrusion Testing: Incorporate Reconnaissance and Surveillance

Incorporating surveillance and reconnaissance into physical security intrusion testing.

#physical security #intrusion testing #penetration testing

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23 July 2021

Lessons from Physical Intrusion Testing: Testing Layers of Security

The importance of planning physical intrusion tests to evaluate multiple layers of security.

#physical security #intrusion testing #penetration testing

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22 July 2021

Lessons from Physical Intrusion Testing: Modelling the Threat

How to model threats to improve the value of physical intrusion tests.

#physical security #intrusion testing #penetration testing

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25 June 2021

Protecting Information in the Field

Practical and actionable techniques you and your organisation can apply to protect information when operating in higher-risk environments.

#information security #non-permissive environments

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12 Mar 2021

Evacuations from Non-Permissive Environments

What to focus on when planning and executing evacuations from non-permissive environments.

#evacuations #non-permissive environments

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4 Mar 2021

Safety and Security During a Coup

How to protect yourself and your team during (and after) a coup.

#safety #communications #coup de tat

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11 Feb 2021

Getting Out

How to get yourself out of a country when things go south.

#evacuations

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18 June 2020

How to disappear

How you can better blend in to your environment to reduce the risk that you may be targeted by criminals, kidnappers, or terrorists.

#streetcraft

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17 June 2020

Reading the street

How to read the street to recognise indicators of potential danger while travelling in higher-risk areas.

#awareness #streetcraft

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8 May 2020

Low profile evacuations

The key aspects of getting your team out of a higher-risk location quickly and quietly.

#evacuations

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8 Apr 2020

Being situationally aware

How to better make sense of your immediate environment so that you can avoid threats to your safety and security while travelling.

#awareness #streetcraft

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7 Apr 2020

Building good judgement

How to develop good judgement so that you’re able to avoid precarious situations while travelling in higher-risk locations.

#decisionmaking #streetcraft

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3 Apr 2020

Adapting to challenging environments

How to rapidly adapt to new and challenging environments so that you’re able to get up and running as quickly as possible

#streetcraft #transitions

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14 Mar 2020

The benefits of being boring

How to maintain a low profile while operating in complex and higher-risk environments.

#streetcraft

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The Guide to Travelling in Higher-Risk Environments

Interested to learn more?

If these types of topics interest you, you can learn more by reading The Guide to Travelling in Higher-Risk Environments and our Field Guide series.

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