The Ontic Protective Intelligence Podcast

The Ontic Protective Intelligence Podcast

On the Ontic Protective Intelligence Podcast, you will hear from safety, security and protection professionals on a range of topics from real-life security incidents including acts of mass violence and high-profile kidnappings to what it takes to break the bias as a woman in the industry. Our episodes uncover the lesser-known details of pivotal events in the past, as well as stories from leaders and their counterparts that shape how we view the future of the industry.


May 31, 2023 24 mins

In this episode, you’ll hear from Chief Security Officers, analysts, and legal experts to learn how they’ve navigated this challenge — earning internal buy-in and fostering a sense of trust with stakeholders. To hear more from the guests featured in this special round-up episode, check out their full recordings here:

Anticipating Risk on a Global Scale from Salesforce’s Strategic Intelligence Team (Lewis Sage-Passant, Global Strateg...

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Christine joins Women Who Protect to discuss: 

  • A day in the life of managing incidents, investigations and case management.
  • How she went about establishing a new case management process. 
  • Why she’s passionate about leaning into metrics and reporting to communicate the value of her corporate investigations program to senior leaders.
  • Her previous role as the Co-Case Agent for the U.S. Department of Justice's first conviction of a fat...
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Jack is a former Navy SEAL who led special operations teams as a Team Leader, Platoon Commander, Troop Commander, and Task Unit Commander. Over his 20 years in Naval Special Warfare, he transitioned from an enlisted SEAL sniper all the way to commanding a Special Operations Task Unit in the most Iranian-influenced section of southern Iraq throughout the tumultuous drawdown of U.S. Forces. Jack retired from active duty in 2016 and l...

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Peter Evans, CEO of Xtract One Technologies, leads his company around this model, and in his role he is devoted to advancing the physical security technology industry. Xtract is a leading technology-driven threat detection and security solution that uses unobtrusive threat detection systems to enable venues to deliver improved experiences while providing unprecedented safety.  

Peter joins host Chuck Randolph to discuss:

  • How Xtra...
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Hackman has over 20 years of experience building and managing risk assessment and mitigation programs for the U.S. government and private sector.  Earlier in her career, she worked at the US State Department’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), providing security guidance to the private sector operating overseas;  at the US Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence & Analysis, and also worked with the FBI’s D...

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Larry Loftis is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the nonfiction spy thrillers THE PRINCESS SPY: The True Story of World War II Spy Aline Griffith, Countess of Romanones; CODE NAME: LISE: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Spy; and INTO THE LION'S MOUTH: The True Story of Dusko Popov—World War II Spy, Patriot, and the Real-Life Inspiration fo...

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Dr. Alex Eastman is the Senior Medical Officer at the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Health Security (OHS). In this role, he is responsible for operational medicine across DHS in addition to countering threats to the United States worldwide. On the operational front, Dr. Eastman is a Task Force Officer with ICE Homeland Security Investigations and is assigned to the Special Response Team (SRT) program. He is also...

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James Tunkey is the Chief Operating Officer of I-OnAsia, a global risk management consultancy. He works with large publicly-listed companies, high-growth companies on track to IPO, VCs, underwriters, law firm capital markets teams, and public accounting companies to identify risk. A large percentage of James' day-to-day work involves assessing fraud, corruption, reputational, and compliance risks through due diligence and backgroun...

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Throughout this series so far, we’ve heard eye-opening insights and advice from our guests that have helped women navigate careers. We hope these stories inspire women and girls and inform them of the range of possibilities in the field. To hear more from the guests featured in this special round-up episode, check out their full recordings here:

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Within the Department of Campus Safety, Karen supervises over 300 personnel in Security Services, Support Services, Incident Review & Victim Services, External Affairs, Events and Lost and Found. She is also chair of NYU’s Behavioral Intervention Team. Prior to NYU, Karen served for over 25 years in law enforcement with the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, located in Trenton, New Jersey. 

In this episode, Karen discusses the follo...

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Brian McDermott is an expert on red teaming and began his career serving 20 years as a Marine aviator retiring in 2016 as a Lieutenant Colonel. His supporting establishment tours include Faculty Advisor and Naval Expeditionary Operations Course Director at the USMC Expeditionary Warfare School and as the Marine Corps University (MCU) Red Team Director after successful completion of the 9-week Red Team Leaders course at the U.S. Arm...

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His research for the #1 New York Times bestselling Gray Man novels has taken him to more than thirty-five countries and given him the opportunity to train alongside military and law enforcement in the use of firearms, battlefield medicine, and close-range combative tactics. 

Mark joins host Fred Burton to discuss:

  • A preview of BURNER - a geo-political thriller based in Russia and the 12th novel in the Gray Man series.
  • What it’s li...
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Josh is responsible for establishing, executing, supervising, and directing the implementation and oversight of the company’s insider threat program and strategic protection initiatives. His responsibilities span across MITRE’s six federally funded research and development centers in the fields of defense and intelligence, aviation, civil agency modernization, homeland security, healthcare, and cybersecurity. Prior to his current r...

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She has a breadth of analytical experience collaborating with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in the public safety and threat assessment arenas, with focus areas on counterterrorism, critical infrastructure, data analytics, and open-source intelligence methodology. Throughout her career, she has fine-tuned her ability to take raw information and put it into a form that can be used for security and protection and ...

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Alex Sappok, Chief Executive Officer at RaySecur Inc., has helped transform how leading security teams at Fortune 500 corporations keep their people and business safe from all types of mail attacks. He is a tech entrepreneur with a proven track record of developing and bringing disruptive innovations in historically conservative industries to market.

Alex joins host Chuck Randolph to discuss:

  • The impact of screening procedures on...
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Bringing over 25 years of experience in security consulting, executive security, investigations, and training, Chuck Tobin, Chairman and President of AT-RISK International, Inc., shares his knowledge on how the threat management space has evolved and how to keep up. As the Director of Security/Senior Consultant to three Prime Ministers/Presidential Candidates, Chuck has developed a global political campaign security expertise. This...

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Philip served as a Scotland Yard Detective in the Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Operations Command for 30 years, during which he was seconded to British Intelligence for 2.5 years. As a former Counter Terrorist Security Coordinator, he was responsible for the security plans protecting numerous events with the British Royal Family, Military, and Government. He founded Defuse in 2019 and launched The Online Bodyguard podcast in 20...

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Pete is a New York Times bestselling author and former member of the National Labor Relations Board. He contributes regularly to the National Review, and his op-eds have appeared in newspapers ranging from The Wall Street Journal to The Washington Times.

Pete joins host and fellow author Fred Burton to discuss:

  • The challenges of staying in the confines of history and research involved in creating The Devil’s Weapons (released Dec...
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Janet Lawless has challenged the status quo throughout her career.  In former leadership roles at Microsoft and Cisco, she created and managed global programs focused on compliance and security. She is a member of InfraGard (a partnership between the FBI and members of the private sector), the United States Secret Service Cyber Fraud Task Force, and the Washington State Fusion Center. She is the Chair for ASIS Puget Sound and also ...

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Creating this unified front is no easy task as it just takes one negligent individual to set things off path. But that’s where Kevin Craig comes in. Kevin is the Assistant Vice President, Safety, Security and Investigations for Porzio Compliance Services, LLC. A retired New Jersey Police Chief, he has over 30 years of experience in public safety, emergency management, and school security. Kevin has conducted training, planning, and...

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