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Thoughts, Advice & Recommendations

Please find below some security advice and recommendations from our Kirsch Group consultants.

Note situations are unique and the following basic tips, best practices, and suggestions are provided for information purposes and are not meant to be prescriptive or definitive security solutions for the challenges you may be facing.

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Jul / 2024

Risk Assessment Tools: Ex-CSIS Expert’s Selection Guide

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Jul / 2024

The Benefits of Comprehensive Physical Security Training 

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Jun / 2024

The Role of Access Control Systems to Enhance Your Security

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Jun / 2024

Understanding Different Levels of Physical Security from a Former CSIS Intelligence Officer

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Jun / 2024

Kirsch Group’s Essential Physical Security Assessment Checklist 

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Jun / 2024

The Most Effective Guide to Conduct a Physical Security Assessment

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May / 2024

8 Key Elements of an Enterprise Cybersecurity Strategy

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May / 2024

Strengthening National Cybersecurity Strategies with Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) 

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May / 2024

A Cybersecurity Risk Management Strategy for Small Businesses 

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May / 2024

Protecting Your Digital Assets: A Guide to Conducting a Cyber Threat Assessment  

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Apr / 2024

From Spy to Keynote Speaker: Navigating the Stage with Andrew Kirsch

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Apr / 2024

Put to the Penetration Test

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Mar / 2024

10 Valuable Lessons from a Former Canadian Intelligence Officer for Corporate Security Professionals

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Feb / 2024

Top 5 Reasons For a Bug Sweep

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Feb / 2024

Recruit, Recruit, Recruit

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Feb / 2024

Protecting Our Politicians

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Feb / 2024

Book Your Free Consultation

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Jan / 2024

Physical Penetration Tests

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Jan / 2024

Introducing: A Virtual Event Series

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Jan / 2024

Reflecting on an Incredible Year Together

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Dec / 2023

Where can I find videos of past Q&A Sessions?

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Dec / 2023

Traveling With a Security Mindset

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Dec / 2023

Travel Considerations for Women and members of the LGBTQ+ Community

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Dec / 2023

Due Diligence & Investigations

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Oct / 2023

Future of Crime Intelligence and Analysis Conference

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Oct / 2023

Private Client Security Advisory

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Oct / 2023

S.A.F.E. Design Standards and Nanaimo’s Public Transit System

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Sep / 2023

ORFAB Appointment

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Sep / 2023

CSIS Q&A – June 2023 Recording

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Sep / 2023

Understanding our Online Exposure

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Sep / 2023

Partnership between Certn and Kirsch Group

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Sep / 2023

What are the Industry Standard Physical Security Certifications

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Sep / 2023

Pursuing a Career in National Security Intelligence

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Aug / 2023

Announcing Kirsch Group Partnership with Carbide Secure

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Aug / 2023

How Corporate Security Policies Safeguard Your Organization

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Aug / 2023

Safeguarding Corporate Secrets: Combating Insider Threats and Espionage

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Aug / 2023

What to do if I Want to get Into CSIS

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Aug / 2023

Bug Sweeps – A Critical Step in Protecting Your Premises

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Aug / 2023

What to do when you have a Potential Threat at Your Home 

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Aug / 2023

The Role of Due Diligence in Mergers and Acquisitions

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Aug / 2023

Cybersecurity for Jet-Setting Executives

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Aug / 2023

Before You Go: Essential Security Tips for Travel

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Jul / 2023

Strengthening Communities: The AHSP Grant

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Jul / 2023

Our Services: Threat Risk Assessments

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Jul / 2023

Majcher’s Arrest and the Rise of Foreign Interference

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Jul / 2023

Expert Witnesses: What Should You Look For?

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Jul / 2023

What to do if You’re Robbed and Electronic Devices are Stolen

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Jul / 2023

Fortify Your Defenses: Comprehensive Security Penetration Testing Explained

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Jul / 2023

Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Program (SIP) 2023 Call for Applications

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Jul / 2023

Net-Zero Challenge

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Jul / 2023

Happy Canada Day!

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Jun / 2023

We’re Getting Social 🤳

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Jun / 2023

Axis Communication Global Partner Summit Keynote

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Jun / 2023

What is the difference between Threats, Risks, and Vulnerabilities in Physical Security

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Jun / 2023

Cyber Security Checklist for Organizations

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May / 2023

Andrew Kirsch responds to the Special Rapporteur ‘s first report

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May / 2023

How to protect vulnerable children and seniors from cybercrime?

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May / 2023

Andrew Kirsch Speaks At A NATO Association Of Canada Event 

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May / 2023

Why should I hire a consultant with relevant qualifications to conduct my threat, risk and vulnerability assessment?

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May / 2023

Why your organization should conduct regular threat and risk assessments (TRA’s)

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May / 2023

Yes you need a degree to apply to CSIS… but you shouldn’t

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May / 2023

How often should my organization conduct a threat risk assessment?

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Apr / 2023

You don’t have to talk to CSIS… but you should.

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Apr / 2023

Academy for Lifelong Learning Talk

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Apr / 2023

With the current spike of violence in major North American Cities you need a Threat Risk Assessment for your building today

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Apr / 2023

On the Andrew Lawton podcast talking about… Leaks of classified CSIS information

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Mar / 2023

On the Shayne Ganam Show talking about CSIS leaks

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Mar / 2023

Andrew Kirsch on CounterPoint with Tanya Granic Allen

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Mar / 2023

Foreign Interference in the News

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Mar / 2023

Vancouver International Privacy and Security Summit Keynote

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Feb / 2023

Why are we seeing so many leaks of CSIS reporting?

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Feb / 2023

Spy Balloons and the #1 spy rule – Don’t get caught

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Feb / 2023

Are public figures at risk online?

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Feb / 2023

Classified Documents and Information Security

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Jan / 2023

Jews in Trench Coats – JCC of Greater Vancouver Book Festival Event

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Jan / 2023

How to Ruin Your Own Reputation Podcast Appearance

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Jan / 2023

What should I consider if I want to do a bug sweep?

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Jan / 2023

How Much Does a Bug Sweep Cost?

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Jan / 2023

What does a bug sweep include?

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Jan / 2023

What to do about a cyber breach notification?

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Jan / 2023

Case Study: Threat Risk Assessments at City Hall

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Jan / 2023

Does Canada use Spyware? Yes

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Jan / 2023

How to prepare for your Physical Security Threat, Risk and Vulnerability Assessment?

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Dec / 2022

Would-be spies forced to reveal their most intimate secrets

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Dec / 2022

Looking back on my CSIS career… what would I have done differently?

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Dec / 2022

When should you conduct a Threat and Risk Assessment (TRA)?

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Dec / 2022

Tapa Transported Asset Protection Association

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Nov / 2022

Are there still Physical Security Risks to Critical Infrastructure?

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Nov / 2022

Phil Gurski Podcast – Canada Intelligence eh?

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Nov / 2022

Andrew Kirsch joins the Sentinel Security Podcast

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Nov / 2022

CSIS Advice on the Emergencies Act – Take Two

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Nov / 2022

Is anyone listening to CSIS anymore?

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Nov / 2022

Interview with TheJ.ca

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Nov / 2022

Should I do a bug sweep of my office?

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Nov / 2022

How to choose an area of national security for a career?

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Nov / 2022

CP24 News Appearance – Discussing Digital Risk

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Nov / 2022

What is a Digital Footprint? And Why does it matter?

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Nov / 2022

Why Should I do Pre-Employment Vetting and Due Diligence?

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Nov / 2022

Where do I start if I’m concerned about my security? STEP #1 – Prioritize your assets

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Nov / 2022

The Chatter Podcast: Life as a Canadian Spy with Andrew Kirsch

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Nov / 2022

Why is my CSIS application taking so long?

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Nov / 2022

George Meltz – May his memory be a blessing

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Nov / 2022

How do I get into CSIS? (Know the CSIS Act)

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Nov / 2022

Should I apply to CSIS?

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Nov / 2022

Cyber Security in the Broader Public Sector

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Nov / 2022

What to do if I’m threatened at home?

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Nov / 2022

Keeping public spaces open by keeping them safe

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Nov / 2022

Why should I care about a data breach?

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Oct / 2022

Why Should I Invest In Security?

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Oct / 2022

The Andrew Lawton True North Podcast

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Oct / 2022

Presentation to the Mastercard Emerging Leaders Cyber Initiative

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Oct / 2022

How Much Does a Physical Security Threat Risk Assessment Cost?

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Oct / 2022

What does a Threat Risk Assessment Include?

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Oct / 2022

Why you should consider bug sweeps in schools and recreation facilities

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Oct / 2022

Why Cyber Campaign Video

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Aug / 2022

Podcast Appearances

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Aug / 2022

Andrew Kirsch TV Appearances

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Aug / 2022

Now A National Bestseller

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Aug / 2022

First Reviews are In

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Aug / 2022

Page Two Book Announcement

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Aug / 2022

Book Tour! Ottowa: I was there!

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