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"After Moscow Bombings, U.S. Subways Still Vulnerable to Terrorism"
By John Solomon, The Center for Public Integrity
March 29, 2010

Terrorists have repeatedly made underground transit systems a target of their planned attacks. But the fortification of U.S. subway systems remains an open question. Despite more than $1 billion spent by Washington to protect public transit in recent years, U.S. subway systems are only now starting to address threats that have been known for years. “Subways have become a second child to some degree to the airlines,” said Scott Nelson, a former deputy assistant director of the FBI and former head of security for Warner Bros. Studios and Time Warner. Authorities rely more on police and intelligence to thwart subway attacks than technology and passenger screening, he added.

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"Security & Risk Management Group, LLC (SRMG) Announces New Security and Safety Training and Education Services"
August 20, 2009

Training and education play key roles in the level of security and safety that exists in any environment. In our current economy, however, many businesses and organizations cannot afford to send their personnel to expensive courses at off-site locations. To fill this gap, Scott Nelson, the president of SRMG, announced today that the company is expanding its service offerings to include world-class, cost-effective training programs and seminars; executive coaching; and facilitated experiential learning for both the public and private sectors.

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"Scott Nelson, the President of Security & Risk Management Group, LLC (SRMG), Serves as Webster University Keynote Speaker"
May 11, 2009

Scott Nelson, the president of SRMG, delivered the commencement address to graduates of Webster University’s Los Angeles Air Force Base (AFB) campus on Friday, May 8, 2009. His keynote, titled “Journey on the Path,” focused on the importance of maintaining hope and optimism during difficult times.

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"Predicting the Future: Threat/Risk Analysis (TRA) in a Dangerous World"
By Scott Nelson and Alexandra Braconi
The Gardian
Winter 2008

Turn on CNN, surf the Web with your BlackBerry®, catch the latest crime blog, or chat with your next-door neighbor and you will encounter news about terrorist acts, violent crimes and natural disasters that occur every day and affect you both personally and professionally. We are a global community and cannot avoid the fact that what happens in Mumbai, India directly affects what happens in Albany, New York. As security professionals, we must identify threats, define the resulting risks and take substantive action to prevent or mitigate potential damage. We must try to identify when, not if, these events will occur and then ask ourselves – can we do something to protect our interests and assets? The answer is yes.

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"Scott Nelson, the President of Security & Risk Management Group, LLC (SRMG), Records Public Service Radio Segments"
February 11, 2008

Scott Nelson, the president of SRMG, recently recorded two thirty-minute public service radio segments focusing on terrorism and protecting your family on the Internet with popular actor, on-air personality, and writer P.J. Ochlan.

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"Alexandra Braconi Joins Security & Risk Management Group, LLC (SRMG) as Vice President of Security Information Development"
September 1, 2007

Alexandra Braconi, a veteran media professional, has joined SRMG as the vice president of security information development. She has thirteen years of information development, technical writing, and communication experience in a wide range of industries, including risk management, executive protection, and corporate security and safety.

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"Security & Risk Management Group, LLC (SRMG) Becomes First Associate Member of the Brand Protection Alliance (BPA)"
March 1, 2007

SRMG joined the BPA as its first associate member at the association’s first annual meeting on January 11, 2007 in Charlotte, North Carolina. In this capacity, SRMG will provide superior investigative and diversion detection services to the BPA member companies and its clients.

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"ARmark/SRMG Team Up"
Authentication News
January 2007

ARmark™ Authentication Technologies has announced a partnership with Security and Risk Management Group (SRMG), to offer integrated authentication and investigative/monitoring services for customers.

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The Association of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters, and Laminators (AIMCAL) also published an article about the partnership in the Industry News section of their Web site. Click here to download a PDF document with the full text of this article.

"Security & Risk Management Group, LLC (SRMG) and the Internet Association Corporation (IAC) Deliver Webinar, 'Policing in the 21 st Century through the Internet'"
December 1, 2006

SRMG and IAC delivered a free interactive Webinar for law enforcement and security professionals on November 29, 2006.

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"Security & Risk Management Group, LLC (SRMG) Establishes Strategic Agreement with YottaMark"
October 10, 2006

SRMG has established a strategic agreement with YottaMark to provide anti-counterfeiting and diversion consulting and investigative services.

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"Scott Nelson, the President of Security & Risk Management Group, LLC (SRMG), to Moderate Panel at 2006 InfraGard National Conference"
May 31, 2006

Scott Nelson, the president of SRMG, will join Chief William Bratton of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD); Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Administrator Karen Tandy; Kevin Donovan, the United States attorney for New Haven, Connecticut; Joe Concannon, the president of the New York City Metro InfraGard Alliance; and other law enforcement/security experts at the 2006 InfraGard National Conference as the moderator of a panel discussing the global impact of crime gangs on the private sector.

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"Security & Risk Management Group, LLC (SRMG) Supports the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Pacific Southwest Region’s Awards Luncheon"
February 17, 2006

SRMG supported the ADL Pacific Southwest Region’s awards luncheon at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California on February 16, 2006. At the luncheon, the ADL presented the coveted Helene & Joseph Sherwood Prize for Combating Hate to the FBI, the Los Angeles and Riverside County Sheriff's Departments, the U.S. Attorney's Office, and the Riverside Arson Task Force.

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"Former FBI Agent Heads Westlake Security Firm"
By Daniel Wolowicz
The Acorn
February 9, 2006

As a captain in the United States Marine Corps during Vietnam, a 26-year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the former head of security for Warner Bros. Studios and Time Warner, Scott Nelson knows a thing or two about protecting others. Nelson, 62, has taken his past experience and his network of relationships with former federal agents and created the Westlake Village-based private security firm, Security and Risk Management Group.

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"Neighborhood Watch Offers Safety Tips"
By Leslie Gregory Haukoos
The Acorn
January 12, 2006

Several law enforcement professionals shared ideas on neighborhood safety at a recent meeting of the Westlake Ranch Property Owners Association. Scott Nelson, former deputy assistant director of the FBI and chief executive officer of a security and risk management company, discussed the importance of knowing who should and shouldn’t be at one’s home.

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Appearance on CNN's Prime News Tonight
CNN
July 28, 2005

In the segment, "Tracking Fraud Abroad," Scott Nelson discussed the growing problem of identity theft. The segment covered a recent sting operation facilitated by the CardCops fraud detection team, which involved designing a fake retail Web site to lure hackers in so that they could track them and turn over their information to the appropriate authorities.

After this program aired, CardCops expressed thanks to everyone involved. "We'd like to offer a special thanks to Patrick Granahan, who built the GamerDiscounts site, to John Coleman who helped us with the GPS technology, and to former FBI agent Scott Nelson, who had the courage to really tell it like it is regarding global ID Theft. Lastly, we'd like to thank Daniel Sieberg and Alex Walker of CNN. Both of these professionals gobbled up this complex project and told it in a professional manner. We thank you all."

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"With Post-Sept. 11 Systems in Place, Companies Fine-Tune Security Effort"
By Chris Cziborr
Orange County Business Journal
July 11, 2005

Corporate security may not be the hot button issue it was immediately following the 2001 terrorist attacks, but that doesn’t mean companies are complacent. For one, large companies now are hiring seasoned chief security officers, said Scott Nelson, founder and president of Security & Risk Management Group LLC, a Westlake Village-based consulting company.

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"Experts Available to Discuss London Subway, Bus Bombings"
Business Wire
July 7, 2005

Scott Nelson joins other experts, including Dr. Randolph Hall and Toby Scammell, to provide expert commentary on terrorist bombings. Mr. Nelson is a decorated Marine combat veteran and former senior executive with the FBI and Time Warner. He is currently the CEO and president of the Security & Risk Management Group, LLC.

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Appearance on Tobi Knight's Sunday Journal
KOST 103.5 FM
January 4, 2004

Scott Nelson, a recognized expert in threat/risk management, discussed the threat of weapons of mass destruction in the post-September 11 world including terrorist use of anthrax and other deadly agents to inflict mass casualties. He also discussed the importance of education, training, and emergency planning.

For more information about this program, please contact KOST 103.5 FM. Contact information is available on their Web site.

"Scott Nelson, the President of Security & Risk Management Group, LLC (SRMG), to Speak at the Conference Board’s 2003 Business Continuity, Security, and Crisis Management Seminars"
July 1, 2003

Scott Nelson, the president of SRMG, will deliver interactive, hands-on sessions covering risk analysis, assessment, and scenario planning and the physical dimension of business continuity during the Conference Board’s 2003 Business Continuity, Security, and Crisis Management Seminars August 28 – 29 at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort.

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"Your Good Name is a Criminal's Cover"
By Scott Nelson
The San Marino Tribune
July 2003

Identity theft - when a criminal obtains the name, social security number, and/or date of birth of someone else and uses it for financial gain - is the top consumer fraud complaint in America. According to a survey recently released, nearly seven million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2002, an increase of nearly 80% from 2001. You cannot prevent it completely, but you can take steps to reduce your chances of becoming a victim.

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"Defining IP"
By Simone Kaplan
CSO Magazine
April 2003

To protect your company's intellectual property, you have to understand what is valuable to your company. To do that, you need to be able to define intellectual property for yourself. When asked to define IP, most CSOs can't really do it, says Scott Nelson, former vice president of security at AOL Time Warner. "If you ask 10 companies to define what their intellectual property is, you'll get the same definition, but you'll also get 10 different ideas about what's important to them," Nelson says. "It's amazing—no one knows for sure."

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"Playing It Safe at Home: Simple Security Solutions Can Help Residents Keep Their Homes Burglar-Free Day and Night"
By Michelle Hofmann
The Los Angeles Times
March 9, 2003

Each day in Los Angeles, an estimated 250,000 residents rely on burglar alarms for protection. And despite a 92% false alarm rate, the Los Angeles Police Department responded to 121,973 burglar alarm calls in 2002. This news may leave some residents feeling vulnerable, but security experts say that homeowners have plenty of options when it comes to crime prevention. Because most burglars prefer quick, low-risk targets, according to Scott Nelson, a former FBI agent and owner of Security & Risk Management Group LLC in Westlake Village, a little crime prevention can go a long way.

For the full text of this article, please contact the Los Angeles Times. Contact information is available on their Web site.

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