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As violent threats accelerate heading towards 2020, enterprise owners, managers, and employees are adopting new security measures most of which are expensive, and ineffective. When violence starts whether from a lone shooter, an angry mob, organized terrorists, local gangs, anti-capitalist employees or pro-union organizers, the ability to immediately mount a lethal defense is imperative.

Enterprises worldwide are waking up to the high cost of security theater. A cost paid in lives lost, property destroyed, and looted enterprise assets.

Most enterprises will not do what is necessary to mount a credible defense against lethal threats. Instead they are engaging in a form of “security theater” first described by Bruce Schneier, the computer security specialist as “security measures that make people feel more secure without doing anything”. The best example of security theater within enterprises is the notion that posting “Gun Free Zone” signs will deter gun violence.

A comprehensive security strategy is necessary for enterprises that includes both passive and active measures. Passive measures are widely acknowledged and seldom controversial. They focus primarily upon deterrence and detection of potential threats. However, without active measures, passive measures are simple security theater.

Active measures are the last line of defense, and collectively form the capability to protect innocent lives in the critical response gap before law enforcement is able to arrive and intervene. A key element of active measures is the presence of trained, armed employees on site to protect innocent lives.

The simple reality is that attackers bent on using violence hold the trump card when it comes to thwarting passive security measures.
Enterprises worldwide are waking up to the high cost of security theater. A cost paid in lives lost, property destroyed, and looted enterprise assets. Security guards, technology, and infrastructure are all passive measures focused on deterrence and detection. However the critical skill required to actually defend against a threat is missing. Unarmed security guards will call the police when faced with a threat. Security cams will tell you where the threat is happening, and hardened infrastructure will only slow down a determined attack.

The simple reality is that attackers bent on using violence hold the trump card when it comes to thwarting passive security measures. They have a free pass in to the “security theater”. When violence starts the ability to immediately mount a lethal defense is imperative. Passive security measures do not provide that.

The security industry is approximately a $100 billion industry today. This number includes inhouse and outsourced security guards, security technology and infrastructure, and does not include cyber-security efforts. The uncomfortable truth is that most of this $100 billion is wasted on passive security measures.

Most enterprises could significantly reduce their security costs by adopting a defended enterprise mindset. Contact us to learn how you can reduce your cost and increase the effectiveness of your security resources.

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Online Training Resources

In addition to our on-range and on-site offerings DSI offers the most comprehensive on-line training resources anywhere. This is a list of the online instruction, courses, content, and plans we offer.

CONTENT

  1. Purchase Specifications: Purchase specification describing best weapon, ammo and accessories for first time gun buyers.
  2. Schmitt Case Study: Case study of the Schmitt family struggles in Detroit to defend their business from violent threat.
  3. Webinar Replays: 60 minute webinar "play-on-demand" for individuals businesses, churches and schools.
  4. Dry Practice Guide: The bible on safely and effectively practicing shooting fundamentals at home.
  5. Strategy For Defense Manual: Building decentralized networks of simpatico individuals to secure your life, family, business and community.
  6. Library Archive: Download PDF's on gunfighting, OODA loop, maneuver theory, etc.
  7. Individual Tactics Manual: How to defend your life and property. Using cover, clearing rooms, footwork, working stairways, etc.
  8. Team Tactics Manual: Working as a team to defend a business, church or school. Tactics, planning, analysis, etc.
  9. Intent to Defend Protocols: Protocols describing how teams should coordinate and interface with local authorities.
  10. Tactical Scenarios: Home invasion, road rage, demonstrations, terrorist attack, mob violence, school attack, business attack.
  11. Conceal Carry (CCW): Concealed carry basics video, photos and text narrative with test for credit.
  12. Handgun Drills: Video, photos and text narrative for 15 fundamental combative handgun techniques.
  13. Shotgun Drills: Video, photos and text narrative for 15 fundamental combative shotgun techniques.
  14. Rifle Driils: Video, photos and text narrative for 15 fundamental combative rifle techniques.

COURSES

  1. 5-Day Kick-Start + Test: Online 5-Day/5-Hour Kick-Start course and test for new gun owners. Safety, drills, tactics, etc.
  2. 15 Handgun Modules + Final Exam: 15 instructional modules with quizzes and a final exam. Pass for credit.
  3. CCW Basics + Test: Concealed carry basics video, photos and text narrative with test for credit.
  4. 17 Individual Tactics Modules + Final Exam: 17 individual tactics course modules with quizzes and final exam for credit.
  5. 20 Team Tactics Modules + Final Exam: 20 team tactics course modules with quizzes and final exam for credit.
  6. 3 Tactical Medicine Courses + Final Exam: 3 basic tactical medicine courses with quizzes and final exam for credit.
  7. 3 Tactical Communication Courses + Final Exam: 3 basic tactical communication courses with quizzes and final exam for credit.

TRAINING PLANS

  1. 30 Day beginner plan Smartsheet powered... for new gun owners. Handgun fundamentals + basic tactics.
  2. 12 Month advanced plan Smartsheet powered... for experienced owners, handgun, shotgun, rifle, advanced tactics.
  3. 24 Month PDB Stand-Up Smartsheet powered... establish private defense base and private security force.

FUNCTIONALITY

  1. Profile: Your home base. Access training plans, store videos, upload photos, share personal details, etc.
  2. Forum: Communicate with other members. Join conversations. Monitor topics of interest.
  3. Threat Center: Monitor real time feeds of potential threats worldwide and trending threats as they develop.
  4. Weekly Tac Chats: Monday evening two hour open mic tactical chats with our certified instructors. Bring your questions.
  5. Chat Support: 12/7 online chat support from our certified instructors to answer questions about your training.
  6. Smartsheets: Personalized, interactive training plans that guide you to your training objective.
  7. Individual Training Group: Your private training group. If you're on a Smartsheet this is where you interact with your CFI Team Training Group For businesses, churches and schools: This is your private group to interact with your cadre.