Articles by author: Mike Matranga

The Secured Podcast Challenges Ballistic Industry Giants

On a recent episode of the Secured Podcast, the hosts issued a bold challenge to the ballistic industry giants, including Armoured One. They invited industry leaders to their 11,000-acre Texas ranch, complete with a range and lodging, for a transparent, practical demonstration. The test will involve quarter-inch plate glass, like typical storefront windows, with…

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Bullying, Suicide, and Society The Unseen Crisis in K-12 Education

In a recent episode of the Secured podcast hosted by Mike Matranga and Mike Monsive of ASAP Security Services, the tragic case of a transgender student named Nicks Benedict from Oklahoma grabbed national attention. Benedict, a 16-year-old who identified with he and they pronouns, died by suicide after a bullying incident at school. The…

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Seeing Through the Smoke of School Safety Products

In a recent episode of Secured, hosts Mike Matranga and Mike Monsive shed light on the inadequacies of certain security measures, particularly focusing on the flaws of silent panic alarms in educational institutions. Matranga expressed his dismay at the prevalence of unproven security products being promoted at various conferences and expos. He highlighted the push…

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Enhancing Law Enforcement Training for K-12 Security Incidents

In a recent discussion on Secured with hosts Mike Matranga and Mike Monsive, the conversation delved into the intricacies of school security measures and the necessity of prioritizing comprehensive safety protocols over singular technological solutions. Highlighting the case of Utah’s mandate for gun detection systems in schools, the hosts emphasized the importance of holistic…

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Revisiting the Mesquite School Shooting: Debating Use of Force and De-escalation Tactics

In the wake of a recent school shooting at Pioneer Technology and Arts Academy in Mesquite, Texas, the Secured podcast, hosted by Mike Matranga and Mike Monsive, CEOs of M6 Global Defense and ASAP Security respectively, delves into critical insights and solutions for school security. This incident underscores the pressing need for effective preventive…

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Education & EdTech
Eradicating the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Amidst mounting concerns over school safety, CEOs Mike Matranga of M6 Global Defense and Mike Monsive of ASAP Security engage in a gripping dialogue. Drawing from their extensive expertise, Matranga and Monsive shed light on the intricacies of ensuring security within educational settings. With the rise of incidents contributing to the school-to-prison pipeline, stakeholders are…

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Innovations in School Safety: Navigating Complex Challenges

In a recent episode of “Secured,” Federal Agent Shane Giblin and School Safety Director Jason Stoddard delved into the complexities of the school safety and security landscape. With years of experience between them, their insights shed light on the challenges and considerations facing educational institutions today. The Proliferation of Experts Agent Giblin highlighted the…

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Construction of the HPC Data Center is Prime Destination for AI Progression
May 17, 2024

As digital infrastructure continues to evolve, the strategic development of data centers is crucial. A recent update from Applied Digital celebrates the progress of the company’s HPC Data Center in Ellendale, North Dakota, positioning it as a pivotal player in the advancement of AI technologies. Highlighted in this special video is the HPC Data…

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Nick Phillips of Applied Digital talks community engagement
Community Engagement is Key for Companies Aiming to Support and Impact Local Communities
May 17, 2024

Corporate responsibility is under the microscope but Applied Digital readily stands out for its positive impact on local communities. As part of the broader discussion on community engagement and economic development, there are several things companies can do to contribute to local prosperity. For a special episode for Applied Digital, Nick Phillips, EVP of…

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Ellendale HPC Datacenter
Ellendale HPC Datacenter
May 17, 2024

The shell of our groundbreaking Ellendale HPC Datacenter is nearly complete! With each panel and beam, we’re closer to launching a hub with unmatched AI capabilities, designed for high-density computing. Watch as we shape the future of AI infrastructure

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Sunstone Partners’ 2024 planning and strategy
Sunstone Partners Offsite 2024
May 17, 2024

Sunstone Partners’ 2024 planning and strategy meeting was held offsite in Calistoga, CA this year.  During the event the team bonded in fun activities like wine making and fantastic meals.  On the business side, there was reflection on the significant accomplishments of the team for the year, as well as focusing on upcoming goals…

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Securing School Campuses: Harnessing Innovative Technologies
February 26, 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of school security, Adam Coughran, President of Safe Kids Inc., emphasizes the importance of innovative technologies and strategies to safeguard students, teachers, and staff. From visitor management systems to advanced surveillance technology, educational institutions are continuously seeking new ways to enhance security measures and respond effectively to potential threats. One…

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How Culture and Climate Shape School Security
February 16, 2024

With increasing concerns over school safety, the discussion on creating a secure educational environment has never been more pertinent. As incidents of violence and security breaches rise, the need for a holistic approach to school safety becomes increasingly urgent. In this episode of “Secured,” Guy Bliesner, a distinguished school safety and security analyst at…

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Protecting Schools in 2024: Cybersecurity, Technology, and Readiness
January 29, 2024

In the rapidly evolving landscape of school security, 2024 has brought forth new challenges and opportunities. With the alarming statistic of eight school shootings recorded in January alone, educational institutions are grappling with a pressing concern: How can they adapt to safeguard sensitive data and digital infrastructure in this digital age? As technology continues…

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The Lifeline of Crisis Management: Effective Communication
November 22, 2023

In an age where communication should be seamless, why is it that institutions, particularly in the realm of security, often choose silence as their response to crises? Join host Mike Matranga and special guest Anastasiya Bolton as they dissect the crucial importance of communication in security incidents, debunking the notion that less is more. The…

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The Domino Effect: Capitol Security Disrupted by a Fire Alarm Pull
November 20, 2023

In today’s world, security breaches have become all too common. The pressing question is whether these incidents are genuine accidents or convenient excuses. With the stakes higher than ever for security, it’s time to dissect this issue. Recent events demand accountability, and it’s a topic that can’t be brushed aside. Challenging the Narrative: Join hosts…

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The Empty Mandate and Unfunded Promises of House Bill 3
November 15, 2023

Hosted by Mike Matranga, CEO of M6 Global Defense, and co-hosted by Mike Monsive, CEO of ASAP Security, this episode peels back the layers of recent legislative actions in the realm of school security. Beyond the headlines and mandates, the hosts scrutinize the fine print, emphasizing the necessity of holistic planning and real funding. Key…

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The Dark Side of School Funding: Where Does the Money Really Go?
November 13, 2023

In an era where the safety of our educational institutions has never been more critical, the latest episode of SecurED dives headfirst into the imperative conversation surrounding school security. The pressing question at hand: Are quick fixes and high-tech solutions really the answer? With a surge in security spending, it’s time to take stock and…

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Political Shenanigans: The Fire Alarm Prank and Its Consequences
November 9, 2023

This episode of SecurED, scrutinizes the events surrounding Rep. Bowman’s actions, emphasizing the potential consequences of such actions in government buildings. The hosts analyze the impact on security protocols, the allocation of resources, and the perception of elected officials by the American public. Key Takeaways: Unintended Consequences: The incident’s ripple effect, from heightened security to…

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Breaking the Stigma Behind Men’s Mental Health
November 8, 2023

This episode of SecurED, delves deep into the emotional toll experienced by individuals exposed to traumatic events, from law enforcement officers negotiating with shooters to reporters covering tragic stories. Anastasiya Bolton, a seasoned journalist, shares her insights on the lasting effects of such experiences and how addressing mental health is not a sign of weakness…

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