99.9% Do NOT Budget for What 99.9% of People WANT… What is it?

Numerous surveys reveal: 99.9% of people WANT a shooter to be prevented from arriving at their organization rather than responding to a shooter at their organization. 99.9% of people WANT a terrorist to be prevented from attacking their organization rather than responding to a terrorist attack at their organization. Evidence-based ...
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Healthcare Security and Safety Week 2016

The motto of Healthcare Security and Safety Week 2016 is “Your Security is our Success” and Awareity would like to help you improve Security and Safety all 52 weeks of the year! There are significant differences between Security and Safety, Safety is focused on Preventing (First Preventers) while Security is ...
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How to Stop Mounting Violence: First Preventers AND First Responders

Burlington/Seattle. New York. New Jersey. Minnesota. Orlando. San Bernardino. Chicago… and on and on. How do communities, states, and nations stop mounting violence? It requires leadership across organizations, communities, states, and nations to actually make changes. Leaders from all levels of government (and organizations too) have been “talking about preventing ...
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Attention Higher Ed Administrators – Court Case Sets Legal Precedent for Preventing

Attention: All Higher Education Chancellors, Presidents, Boards, Regents, Vice Presidents, etc. this court decision may be have just set a very important precedent for all Higher Education institutions when it comes to Preventing violence. Tyrell K. Okoro, 23, was awarded $823,869 for non-economic damages and $76,131 for medical expenses by ...
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Follow Up: Why Are 225+ Higher Education Institutions Under Federal Investigation?

This question was the topic of Awareity’s latest Higher Education webinar in August 2016 and part of an ongoing series of webinars focused on mounting challenges in Higher Education. The evidence is alarming and overwhelmingly clear that: Sex assaults are happening on every campus People know about the sexual assaults ...
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Fifteen Years Since 9-11, First Responders and First Preventers

Fifteen years after 9-11-2001 we still honor all First Responders for their responses and we remember the tragic losses of 265 people on four planes, 2,606 people in the World Trade Center and 125 people at the Pentagon…and we honor the losses to their family and loved ones too. Fifteen ...
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Why YOU need a “Connecting the Dots Platform”

Give us 5 minutes... ...and you'll see why YOU need a proven "Connecting the Dots Platform" for your organization, because no one wants a preventable incident on their resume or conscience. Want to get notified as soon as we post helpful information like this? Subscribe to our blog in the ...
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National Campus Safety Awareness Month

There are so many “Awareness Days” and “Awareness Months” throughout the year that sometimes I wonder if the “real definitions” and “real issues” are overlooked. Take for example “Campus Safety Awareness Month”, you will no doubt see a lot of campaigns (e-mails, posters, Twitter posts, Facebook posts, and other Social ...
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World-Changing Announcement from Awareity: The Butterfly Effect

As you know, I am passionate about Preventing incidents and tragedies in schools, colleges, organizations, governments, and communities. My passion and Awareity’s extensive research into hundreds and hundreds of previous incidents and tragedies led to Awareity developing the world’s leading Collecting, Assessing, and Connecting the Dots Platform which is equipping ...
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Connecting the Dots… Excuses, Research, Standards & Successes with PREVENTING*

The most common excuse from leadership after their organization experiences an incident or tragedy is: “We failed to Connect the Dots.” The most common finding in hundreds of post-event reports after incidents and tragedies including Columbine, 9-11 Commission, Penn State, Sandy Hook, Fort Hood, Paris, San Bernardino, Orlando and others ...
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[Infographic] – Preventing Mass Shootings, Violence, Terrorism and Acts of Evil

How can we start identifying at-risk individuals and preventing mass shootings, violence, terrorism and acts of evil? Is your community connecting the dots? Check out Awareity’s Prevention Infographic to review the dangerous gaps and disconnects that exist within communities and organizations today and the 6 Essential Steps to Prevention that ...
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Power Grid Blackout because of Hackers… Are You Paying Attention?

On December 23, 2015 parts of Ukraine were without power and the blackout was due to black hat hackers using the sophisticated BlackEnergy trojan horse malware. (click here for full story) The BlackEnergy trojan was able to disable parts of Ukraine’s power grid leaving organizations and neighborhoods in the dark…are ...
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A World Changing Lesson Learned from Paris Attack

I have had the privilege to speak about student safety at numerous Education conferences in the USA, Canada, South Korea and Japan over the past 5 years, and no matter where I am speaking, there is one question that produces the same audience response. The question and my response would ...
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Preventing Violence and Terrorism Requires New Prevention Strategy…NOW!

San Bernardino, Paris and a growing number of terror and violent acts prove over and over again why a new and better PREVENTION strategy is needed…and it is needed right now! Would you rather PREVENT violence and terror acts or REACT to them?? Using lessons learned from San Bernardino, Paris ...
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3 Things Every Education Institution Needs…But Most Don't Have

There are three things every school and every college (and other organizations open to general public) needs to pro-actively PREVENT numerous types of incidents, fears and concerns including: • Lying awake at night fearing the worst • Being overwhelmed by negative media scrutiny and social media escalations • Increasing violence, ...
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PREVENTING Mass Shootings and Other Violence: A Comprehensive Community-based Threat Assessment, Incident Management & Prevention Platform is Necessary

Since the tragedy at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, OR most every news anchor, parent, student, education leader and government leader has been asking the same question…is there a SOLUTION to prevent future tragedies like what happened at Umpqua Community College? The answer is YES, tragedies can be prevented and ...
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Data Reveals How DATA is the Answer to PREVENTION

Data is powerful and a valuable asset for organizations. Data can make organizations leaders in their industry. Data is the best way, and arguably the only way, to prevent unwanted, embarrassing and expensive incidents, tragedies and liabilities. Simply put…you cannot prevent things you don’t know about it. Based on overwhelming ...
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Connecting the Dots: Interview with Bradley County Public Schools

Switching gears back to education, Rick met with Bradley County Public Schools Safety and Security Director, Scotty Hernandez. Scotty is really leading the way in providing his school and SRO team with the TIPS secure platform to both report concerning behaviors and document all investigation efforts and daily activities to ...
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Connecting the Dots: Interview with Cornhusker Bank

Moving over to the financial sector and connecting with the Chief Operating Officer for Cornhusker Bank, Steve Lindgren! Financial institutions and their customers continue to be defrauded by increased incidents of account takeover, ACH and wire fraud incidents that have led to the theft of millions of dollars. So, how ...
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Connecting the Dots: Interview with Twin Rivers Schools

These counselors are making a huge difference! Another interview, this time with High School Counselor, Christina Miller from Twin Rivers Schools in Missouri. After the Twin Rivers Schools participated in a student survey following the Stand for the Silent anti-bullying presentation, it was clear the students were asking for solutions ...
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