Mitigating Physical Security Risk Exposure

How to Assess Risks, Plan Appropriately, and Address Foreseeability to Potential Exposures

With criminal acts on the rise, claims often arise that members of on-site security should have known in advance or might have been negligent in responses or preparedness. In 2021, negligence claims against security companies rose 4%, with 2022 anticipated to see an even sharper increase. How can you prepare your teams for all kinds of emergencies, manage and assess risks, and mitigate potential exposures? 

Thinkcurity is teaming up with Michael Gerard, a Police Practices and Premises Security Expert at Robson Forensic, and Carlos Francisco, host of The Corporate Security Translator, to help you better understand the duty and responsibility of security professionals to provide reasonable care. With over 26 years of law enforcement and physical security experience, Michael will pass along valuable insights on risk management and emergency preparedness.

What you’ll learn:

  • The duty of premises owners/operators to provide reasonable care

  • How to determine foreseeability of incidents

  • The importance of notice in relation to known/should have known situations

  • How to ensure adequate security measures are in place

Learn key risk management and emergency preparedness strategies to reduce your potential exposure with our interactive and informative webinar on-demand.

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Carlos Francisco, CPP

The Corporate Security Translator

Carlos is an accomplished operations and security customer-centric leader with over 25 years of progressive leadership in large-scale corporate security management, emergency management, critical infrastructure, law enforcement, loss prevention, safety, sports venues, and major global events.

Carlos has led the security teams of some of the largest corporations in the world, including Walt Disney World Resort, Amazon, and Facebook, as well as teams at major international events such as Super Bowl 50, Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, World-Class Marathons, and many more.

He understands what is impactful and has spent years helping people transition from law enforcement, military, and federal jobs into the corporate world.

Carlos holds a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and a Security Leadership certificate from the University of Central Florida and a Masters' in Disaster & Emergency Management from American Military University. 

Michael Gerard

Police Practices and Premises Security Expert, Robson Forensic

Michael Gerard is a police practices and premises security expert with over 26 years of law enforcement and security experience. 

Mike’s training and professional career in law enforcement began in 1992, and he retired as Police Lieutenant in 2018. Throughout that time, he served as Marine Unit Deputy, Patrol Watch Commander, Traffic Sergeant, Emergency Services Supervisor, Patrol Officer, and Detective. Mike spent over 10 years working with commercial, corporate, retail, lodging, and education partners in developing appropriate security protocol that included emergency planning procedures. He also conducted training for fortune 500 companies, the hospitality industry, colleges, and both public and private schools on the issues of workplace violence, premises security, sex trafficking and active shooter. 


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