Kiernan Group Holdings Spotlights Preparedness Without Paranoia™ in April 2017 Active Threat Intelligence Digest

New Issue of Monthly Newsletter Explores Wide Range of Topics of Interest Regarding Elements of Active Threat Phenomenon

ALEXANDRIA, Va.--()--Kiernan Group Holdings, Inc. (KGH), a global consulting firm, details the concept of Preparedness Without Paranoia™ along with a range of other topics of interest to the active threat prevention community in the just-released April 2017 issue of its monthly newsletter, Active Threat Intelligence Digest.

“5 Things to Know About Resilience and Recovery”

The April 2017 issue can be accessed at the following link:

“We believe the topics discussed in this month’s newsletter will be of great interest to a wide range of stakeholders focused on understanding and mitigating active threats,” said Dr. Kathleen L. Kiernan, CEO and Founder of KGH. “We are especially pleased to focus on how our Preparedness Without Paranoia™ concept empowers people to respond to active threats.”

The lead article in the April 2017 issue, written by Dr. Kiernan, shows how KGH’s Preparedness Without Paranoia™ approach fosters and develops an educated and engaged workforce through teaching heightened situational awareness and increasing each individual’s security awareness. Specifically, Preparedness Without Paranoia™ emphasizes the importance of understanding today’s threat environment, recognizing telltale signs of an evolving threat and empowering people to take effective action.

The April 2017 issue also includes:

  • “10th Anniversary of Virginia Tech Shooting: Lessons for Resilience and Recovery,” detailing some of the various ways in which this tragedy sparked institutions of higher education to boost their security—including arming campus police departments and allowing college employees to carry concealed weapons.
  • “5 Things to Know About Resilience and Recovery,” a list whose insights include the fact that developing an educated and engaged workforce through teaching heightened situational awareness increases each individual’s security effectiveness.
  • “Building a Resilient Organization: Effective Recovery from an Active Threat Incident,” exploring the tasks such as providing psychological first aid to those affected by the incident; managing legal and insurance liabilities; and retaining students and business customers.
  • “Active Threat Bookshelf” with reviews of The Handbook for School Safety and Security: Best Practices and Procedures and Threat Assessment in Schools: A Guide to Managing Threatening Situations and to Creating Safe School Climates

Active Threat Intelligence Digest covers topics of interest regarding elements of the active threat phenomenon: active shooter incidents, workplace violence, insider threats and terrorism, with a focus on planning and prevention.

About Kiernan Group Holdings

Kiernan Group Holdings (KGH) is an intelligence, law-enforcement and national security consulting, training and problem-solving firm that provides tailored solutions to today’s most complex challenges. The Preparedness Without Paranoia™ concept formulated by KGH is predicated on the fact that understanding the modern threat environment does not have to be an intimidating or overwhelming task. From small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, the resiliency of any organization in a threatening situation depends on the extent to which its employees are prepared, confident and capable of reacting appropriately and effectively. In this way, Preparedness Without Paranoia™ seeks to foster and develop an educated and engaged citizenry through teaching heightened situational awareness and increasing each individual’s security efficacy.


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