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Secure Schools Begin with Empowered & Trained Staff

Secure Schools Begin with Empowered & Trained Staff

In a recent segment of SecurED, hosted by Mike Matranga, CEO of M6 Global Defense, and featuring Marshall Caplan, Senior Security Consultant at M6 Global Defense, the conversation delves extensively into the vital subject of school security. This engaging discussion centers on the reevaluation of priorities within the realm of school safety and security, […]

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Education & EdTech
The Financial Puzzle of SRO Staffing and Training

In a climate where school safety is a paramount concern, the latest episode of “SecurED” dives deep into the intricate web of challenges facing educational institutions. As the nation grapples with ensuring the security of its schools, this discussion couldn’t be more timely. The stakes are high, and the need for innovative solutions has never […]

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Education & EdTech
Strategies for Students and Educators to Confront Bullying

In a thought-provoking episode of SecurED, hosted by Mike Matranga, CEO of M6 Global Defense, and featuring guest Joe Morris, owner of Condition 1 Combat Center, the conversation takes an important turn to how to confront bullying. While discussing school safety, the focus shifts from students to teachers and the critical need for emotional […]

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SecurED BItes
Rethinking Ride-Sharing: The Staffing Nightmare of a Law Enforcement Driver Model

Mike Matranga, host of the SecurED Podcast, sits down with his co-host Mike Monsive, to discuss a unique business concept that involves adding a law enforcement driver model to the complexity of ride sharing. While intrigued by the idea, he raises concerns about staffing challenges and potential pushback due to the presence of firearms. […]

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Education & EdTech
Strengthening School Safety: Empowering Substitute Teachers for Emergencies

The imperative to ensure school safety often takes a back seat to academic concerns, leaving substitute teachers unprepared for emergencies. The tragic events at Santa Fe shed light on the dire consequences of this oversight during lockdowns. Mike Matranga, CEO of M6 Global Defense Group, has spearheaded advocacy efforts for change, yet many school districts […]

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SecurED BItes
Exploring the Pros and Cons of a Law Enforcement Officer as Your Driver

Mike Matranga and Mike Monsive discuss the challenges of making armed rideshare services like Black Wolf beneficial and cost-effective. They question whether passengers would be willing to pay higher fees for a law enforcement officer as your driver during a 30 or 45-minute ride. The conversation delves into hypothetical scenarios where an armed driver might […]

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Education & EdTech
Embracing Preparedness: Safeguarding Our Schools from Tragedy

In a clip from a recent episode of SecurED, host Mike Matranga engages in a compelling conversation with Flo Rice, a survivor of the Santa Fe shooting and a former teacher. The dialogue revolves around a single, haunting question: What is the first step schools should take in safeguarding our schools for their students, […]

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Web 3.0 and blockchain technology
Redefining Digital Trust: Web 3.0 and Blockchain Technology Are Reshaping Digital Security and Transparency
April 16, 2024

The digital world continues to race forward and Web 3.0 and blockchain technology are taking center stage. This surge of interest is driven by the global demand for more secure, decentralized, and transparent online interactions, particularly in the wake of heightened cybersecurity threats and privacy concerns. The stakes are high and according to a […]

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Mining & Rare Metals Supply Chain
A Domestic U.S. Mining & Rare Metals Supply Chain Still Lacks Industry & Political Support
April 16, 2024

The U.S. is in need of a domestic mining & rare metals supply chain. There’s a natural motivation around developing this kind of supply chain, as it’s smart production strategy to give U.S.  companies more diversity in their sourcing & manufacturing partners. There’s also a national imperative to keep America’s supply chains resilient, one […]

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CATalyst
Stenograph Announces the Release of CATalyst Version 22
April 16, 2024

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., April 16, 2024 (Newswire.com) – Stenograph, LLC, is thrilled to announce an update to CATalyst®, the industry-leading software for computer-aided transcription, trusted by court reporters, scopists, CART providers, and captioners worldwide. Throughout its 25-year history, CATalyst has been at the forefront of leveraging advanced tools that make work faster, easier, and more efficient. […]

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Pixar's storytelling
Breaking the Rules with Pixar: Dean Movshovitz’s Take on Pixar’s Storytelling Success and Narrative Techniques
April 16, 2024

From Elemental to Turning Red, Pixar Animation Studios sets the gold standard for storytelling in animation. Pixar’s ability to weave intricate narratives that resonate with children and adults alike has sparked widespread interest in understanding the secrets behind its storytelling success. With the release of Dean Movshovitz‘s Amazon bestseller book, Pixar Storytelling: Rules for […]

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Other SecurED BItes
Why Are Schools Now Prime Targets for Cyber Attacks?
August 8, 2023

In a world where technology evolves at lightning speed, our schools grapple with the challenge of catching up. Andrew Callis Jr., an authority on cybersecurity, brings to the forefront a shocking revelation: schools have emerged as the bull’s-eye for cyber attacks. The disconcerting truth lies in the mismatch between the swift progress of technology […]

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As Ransomware Attacks Rise, How Should K-12 Schools Evaluate Network Security?
July 21, 2023

Chris Caruso, COO and CTO of M6 Global Defense, sheds light on the significance of network security in schools, considering the alarming rise in ransomware attacks targeting K-12 institutions nationwide. Protecting the network is crucial, and implementing key security measures doesn’t have to be expensive. Chris emphasizes the importance of authentication as the first […]

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Black Wolf: Examining the Pros and Cons of Armed Ride-Share Drivers
July 20, 2023

Mike Matranga, CO of M6 Global Defense and host of the SecurED Podcast, and Mike Monsive, CEO of ASAP Security and co-host of the SecurED Podcast, discuss Black Wolf, distinguishing itself from Lyft and Uber by offering armed ride-share drivers. The idea presents pros and cons, especially considering drivers may have other jobs and liabilities. […]

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School Districts Are Exploring Robot Surveillance on Campus But is This Realistic?
July 19, 2023

Join Mike Matranga, host of the SecurED Podcast, as he delves into the use of robot surveillance on K-12 campuses. The question at hand is whether this technology is viable or merely hype. Mike shares his perspective, emphasizing the importance of focusing on foundational components and behavioral threat assessment in the school environment. From Mike’s […]

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Fostering a Safe School Environment Through Parent, Student, Teacher, and Community Engagement
July 7, 2023

In the quest for a safe school environment, multiple stakeholders play a crucial role. This transcript explores the insights shared by Andrew Callis Jr, an expert from M6 Global Defense, shedding light on the responsibilities of parents, students, teachers, and community members. As schools strive to create a secure atmosphere, it is essential to […]

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From Presidents to Children: Why Behavioral Threat Assessment Matters
July 3, 2023

In the ever-evolving landscape of security, one component remains crucial for protecting both the President of the United States and America’s children: behavioral threat assessment. Recent reports from the United States Secret Service reveal that identifying concerning behaviors is key to preventing attacks, with a clear pattern emerging across numerous incidents. This article dives […]

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Addressing the Concerns of Affordability in School Security
June 30, 2023

In a timely discussion on school safety, host Mike Matranga engages with Susan Payne, School Safety & Prevention Expert and Founder of Safe2Tell, to tackle the common excuses of lack of funds and denial when it comes to implementing effective security measures in K-12 education. As the stakes for student safety continue to rise, […]

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What it Takes to be An Effective School Resource Officer
June 27, 2023

In this bonus segment from SecurED, Brent Cooley dives into the intricate balancing act faced by School Resource Officers (SROs) as they navigate the dual responsibilities of law enforcement and the school environment. With a focus on experience, training, clear communication, credibility, trust, and risk reduction, Cooley sheds light on the essential factors that […]

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Examining City Budgets and the Ripple Effect of Officer Shortages
June 20, 2023

Join Mike Matranga and Mike Monsive in this insightful segment from an upcoming episode of SecurED, as they engage in a discussion about the financial constraints that law enforcement agencies face, the impact of defunding calls, and the pressing need for support. They delve into the challenges of recruitment, respect, and resources while Mike Monsive, […]

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