Bad things happen to a lot of people and joining Joe this week is someone who has dedicated his life to stopping bad things, BEFORE they happen. Rick Shaw is the CEO, Founder, and Connecting the Dots Officer at Awareity, a provider of incident management and prevention software platforms.
About Rick Shaw:
Over 30 years ago Rick Shaw, CEO, Founder, and Connecting the Dots Officer of Awareity began to see the dangerous disconnects and gaps Threat Assessment Teams (TATs) were and would be facing. He saw disconnects in ongoing awareness, accountability, security, measurability, sustainability, preventability, and more. He knew conventional controls were not, and would not, equip Assessment Teams (threat, community, behavior, risk, prevention, etc.) with the right tools to connect the dots so they could intervene and prevent preventable incidents, liabilities, and tragedies before they occurred.
As incidents involving global terrorism, homegrown terrorism, attacks on law enforcement, workplace violence, drugs, gangs, domestic, social media, and other threats continue to increase, Rick knew it was time to move beyond the “status quo” and conventional controls so he took the lead and created the Community-wide Connecting the Dots Platform that numerous organizations, communities, and agencies across the United States use to prevent incidents, liabilities, and tragedies every day.
With over 10,000 hours of research and investigation to his credit, Rick continues to push the boundaries of risk mitigation, threat assessment, and prevention by speaking internationally, writing professional articles, and sharing his vision for a safer world.