My latest column in The Hill breaks down a common misconception regarding the law enforcement and intelligence communities, and conveys the urgency for citizens to be more responsible for their own safety and security.
Please click here to read the article and feel free to contact me with your feedback.
Posted in Public Safety, Security, Terrorism
Tagged A. Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Mannes, Ben Mannes, CIA, DHS, FBI, Homeland, Intelligence, Law Enforcement, MI5, MI6, NSA, Security, Terrorism, The Hill
As a corporate security leader, I wave witnessed a trend in where the leadership of security functions have been broken down into silos based on specific niche functions (such as data security, Investigations, Loss Prevention, Physical Security) and allowed to operate in those functional departments; as opposed to in a separate oversight function.
My in-depth professional article on this topic explores how central security leadership can better serve an organization as a whole. Please click here to read it in full.
Posted in Security
Tagged A. Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Mannes, Ben Mannes, Crime Prevention, cyber security, finance, healthcare security, Homeland Security, investigations, subject matter expert, transportation security, workplace violence prevention
My April 13th, 2017 column in The Hill is an in-depth, historical look at the highly politicized sanctuary city issue and the potentially dangerous precedents it sets.
Please click here to read it, share it, and discuss it as I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Posted in Politics, Public Safety, Security
Tagged A. Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Mannes, Ben Mannes, Crime, DOJ, Donald Trump, Homeland Security, ICE, Sanctuary Cities, The Hill
On Monday, April 3, 2017, ordered a review of the many controversial and highly politicized consent decrees issued by the US Department of Justice over the last decade, and why so many in the criminal justice community want to see them gone. This was the subject of my April 5, 2017 column in The Hill, which can be read by clicking here.
Posted in BLM, Police, Politics, Public Safety
Tagged A. Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Mannes, Baltimore, Constitutional, Crime, D.C., Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions, Police, Seattle, The Hill, Use of Force