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The Sony Pictures Entertainment cyber-attack highlights the exposures that private sector organizations have to both cyber criminals and nation states who do not respect the rule of law. ERASE announces the offering of the C Level CyberSecurity Forum on March 31, 2015 for non-technical C level officers and executives who are responsible for the security and future of their businesses. See the announcement on this page for further information or contact us at administration@erase.com

 

Kevin D. Mellott, president of ERASE Enterprises has been appointed to the position of Sector Chief for the FBI InfraGard CyberSecurity outreach program to the private sector. Mr. Mellott is overseeing two of the Critical Infrastructure Sectors, Nuclear and Chemicals, for the North Texas Chapter. Anyone interested in the FBI InfraGard program can contact Mr. Mellott via administration@erase.com

 

Kevin D. Mellott, president of ERASE Enterprises has been selected as the Keynote Speaker for the 2015 Collin College CyberSecurity Conference on April 24 & 25, 2015

 

The ERASE White Paper "Background Investigations Quality, Validity, Reliability, Accuracy, and Cost Considerations" has been a big hit with our clients and continues to be our top requested support document. Contact Helen Bell for your copy of this important document Helena@erase.com

 

In the past six months ERASE Personal Protection Officers successfully completed executive protection details in South Africa, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Turkey, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Greece, UAE, UK, France, Austria, and the Czech Republic. Upcoming assignments include Australia, Mexico, Africa (various countries), and the Virgin Islands.  

 

Kevin D. Mellott is a Constituent of the US Department of State-Bureau of Diplomatic Security's Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC). As a member of OSAC he is also on the African Regional Council and participates in OSAC training programs and the annual meeting of the Council. He recently completed the course "Advanced Analytic Methodologies, Briefing and Analytical Tools" presented at OSAC headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.

 

Terrorism

A few key points to consider regarding the rapidly expanding activity levels of several of the Islamic Extremist terrorist groups. The group ISIL is using a name that is comprised of non-Arabic words. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, alternatively referring to themselves as ISIS Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The point is that they are using English and French (Levant) terms to describe themselves because it helps out dramatically on the recruitment of individuals from the west. You might note that all of the other major Islamic Extremist groups use Arabic names such as; al-Qaida, al-Shabaab, al-Nusra, Abu Sayyaf, etc., or language that is native to their culture such as Boko Haram (the name is from the Hausa language). ISIL also has referenced itself as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, which is relevant to ancient history. The term al Sham refers to the ancient territories around modern Syria.

With the advent of the Internet and a well-developed Social Media unit (led by an American educated individual by the name of Ahmad Abousamra), ISIL has been very effective at recruiting individuals to come fight in the middle east for their cause as well as developing contacts to raise funds and supplies for the organization and its remote agents. Of major concern is the training, directing, and motivating of remote agents that live in western countries by ISIL's central command structure. It is important to remember that if their fighters leave the battlefield alive, they are still on a mission. They do not serve an "enlistment" fixed period of time. With inexpensive airfare, instant worldwide communication capabilities, and a well-developed psychological recruitment program, ISIL presents a very ominous threat to the cultures that they plan to eradicate. Their recent attacks in Canada, Australia, France and attempted attacks in the USA demonstrate their reach and capabilities. 

  

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