The Ontic Protective Intelligence Podcast

The Ontic Protective Intelligence Podcast

Want a behind-the-scenes look into some of history’s most famous security incidents? Are you a corporate security professional looking to grow your understanding of the industry? Want to learn what it takes to break the bias as a woman in this field? The Ontic Protective Intelligence Podcast brings some of the greatest minds in safety, security, and protection together to shape how we view the industry's future.

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May 22, 2024 43 mins

At a time when the digital landscape is evolving at lightning speed, the intersection of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and physical security has never been more critical. With their extensive backgrounds in law enforcement, corporate security, and enterprise technology, Brian Tuskan and Phil Capizzi reveal the complexities and the promise of AI in safeguarding our physical spaces to host Marisa Randazzo. 

Brian Tuskan, with his rich ...

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In this thought-provoking episode, Fred Burton is joined by the distinguished author Annie Jacobsen. Jacobsen's works, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Pentagon’s Brain and the New York Times bestsellers Nuclear War, Area 51, and Operation Paperclip, have shed light on some of the most secretive aspects of national security and warfare.

Annie, a celebrated investigative journalist and a Princeton University alumna, sits dow...

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In this episode, Fred Burton interviews Tim Kirkham, Senior Director and Global Head of Investigations and Insider Risk Management at Dell Technologies. With a distinguished career transitioning from over 29 years in law enforcement, including two decades as a Special Agent in the FBI, to spearheading Dell’s global security strategy, Tim’s expertise offers invaluable wisdom. Through his leadership, Dell navigates over 6000 investig...

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In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, on this episode, we take a deep and empathetic dive into the often-overlooked aspect of mental health within the security industry. Dr. Marisa Randazzo, Ph.D., sits down with Arian Avila from Capital One and Bryan Parent from LinkedIn, two distinguished figures who bring a wealth of experience, insight, and compassion to the table. Throughout the episode, they will share their personal jou...

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Fred Burton had the honor of sitting down with Bob Oatman, a well-respected figure in the executive protection industry. Oatman, the president of RL Oatman & Associates, shares his remarkable journey to becoming a major in the criminal investigation division and ultimately retiring early to start an illustrious career in executive protection. He reflects on his decision to leave the police department after two decades and his journ...

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On this episode, we welcome Lou Silvestris from American Family Insurance, a seasoned expert who leads the Risk Intelligence and Investigations Team in the Protective Services Division. Lou brings a wealth of experience, having proactively managed and mitigated widespread global risks and threats to the organization. His impressive background spans several multinational companies, and his experience has been pivotal in various orga...

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Hosts Fred Burton, Chuck Randolph, and Dr. Marisa Randazzo, Ph.D. unpack recent discussions they've had on the Protective Intelligence Podcast and what they are seeing in the world of security. Enjoy an unfiltered conversation of their observations and invaluable insights from the past few weeks.

Key topics of this discussion include:

  • Women's History Month: They discuss the all-female podcast guests hosted last month, celebrating...
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In this episode of the Women Who Protect series, Marisa is joined by Wendy Bashnan, the Director of Security and Fire Protection at Scout Motors, Inc., and a returning guest on the Protective Intelligence Podcast, to discuss the foundational elements of a robust security program. This time, Wendy joins us on an episode of Women Who Protect to share her journey from government service to her current role as she explains the vital ro...

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CEO and Founder of PHC Global, Dr. Charity Dean, is a distinguished physician, former government official, and a trailblazer in the field of biosecurity intelligence. Having built her career around her passion for fighting biological threats, Dr. Dean takes us through her journey, shedding light on the challenges and achievements that have defined her career. As the CEO and Founder of PHC Global, she discusses her experiences navig...

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In this episode of Women Who Protect, host Dr. Marisa Randazzo, Ph.D., sits down with Anna Lepingwell, the Vice President for Global Operations at Exlog Global. Based in London and part of the robust European contingent of the company, Anna brings her extensive expertise to the fore, discussing the intricate world of risk management security practices.

Anna shares her journey from university to the security sector, detailing a caree...

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Cheryl Dick, Senior Director of Enterprise Protection and Travel at Chick-fil-A, began her remarkable career at the age of 16 and has since spearheaded the development of Chick-fil-A's first dedicated security function. With an impressive scope that spans from campus operations and corporate travel, Cheryl is on the frontline of protecting people, assets, and enabling the company's dynamic future through expertly crafted security s...

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This inaugural episode launches a new development in Ontic’s podcast — The Center for Connected Intelligence (CCI) Debrief. Hosts Fred Burton, Chuck Randolph, and Dr. Marisa Randazzo unpack what they are hearing and seeing in the word of security. Enjoy an unfiltered conversation of their observations and invaluable insights from the past few weeks.

Key topics of this discussion include:

  • Risk Fatigue from the Global Permacrisis —...
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Ross Hill, Founder of Insight Forward, returns to the podcast to discuss one of the more prominent crises in our threat landscape today: the attacks in the Red Sea. This conversation dives deeper into his previous discussion with host Chuck Randolph on What Today’s Permacrisis Means for Corporate Security Teams. The episode explores the implications of these attacks on business operations.

Key takeaways from their discussion include...

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It’s no secret that relationships are a foundational element for other areas of the business to understand the value of security. However, to be effective as a function security needs to be connected on a multitude of levels, and relationships need to root deeper than watercooler conversations. Rachel Briggs, CEO and Founder of The Clarity Factory, returns to the podcast to discuss her latest research on what this level of connecte...

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In today’s world, preparing for future crises is not just important, but unavoidable. Security teams bear the responsibility of ensuring business preparedness for unforeseen threats while preventing employee burnout from the continual talk of potential crises. As security leaders, it's crucial to equip organizational leaders with easily understandable data and information. Streamlining communication and avoiding jargon and lengthy ...

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The act of Swatting has been around for years (back in the early 2000s), but an increase in the frequency of calls that are happening and the proliferation of different targets has placed it under the spotlight in recent months. Swatting is the act of placing a hoax call to emergency services with the intention of triggering a swift and intense response. This malicious practice has been increasingly directed towards prominent figur...

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As a former CNN Intelligence Correspondent and Executive Producer, Suzanne Kelly knows better than to trust every headline that she reads online. However, with the rise of AI-generated images and disinformation, it’s critical to take an informed approach to what we read – taking into account where it comes from and why it’s being shared. 

The Cipher Brief addresses this threat by bringing together the expertise of the public and pri...

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When companies investigate incidents and address threats posed to the business and its people, the aftermath of resolution is frequently overlooked. Recognizing this gap, Wendy Bailey established Capital One’s Care Team. Comprising of internal members, this team extends support to individuals who have suffered injuries or witnessed threat activity, supporting a comprehensive approach to recovery. In this episode, she shares how tec...

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The ability to adapt and change course when unexpected challenges arise is a crucial skill in many professions, but particularly in supply chain security operations where leaders are managing a multimodal environment with layers of partnerships and vendors. Their core responsibility is to ensure that products are moving safely from one place to another, placing complete trust in the hands of truck drivers and other logistics profes...

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It comes as no surprise that the standards and terminology in the security profession vary depending on where you are in the world. However, when you work for a company that operates in 74 countries, keeping track of these nuances is vital to efficiently addressing threats and quickly arriving at a solution.

Bruce Mills is the Chief Security Officer (CSO) of Hyatt Corporation. In his role, he oversees over 160,000 associates and nea...

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