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Dr. Kathleen Kiernan is a 29-year veteran of Federal Law Enforcement, previously serving as the Assistant Director for the Office of Strategic Intelligence and Information for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) where she was responsible for the design and implementation of an intelligence-led organizational strategy to mine and disseminate data related to explosives, firearms and illegal tobacco diversion, the traditional and non-traditional tools of terrorism.

Lumina has announced that Dr. Kathleen Kiernan has agreed to join the Lumina Advisory Board, effective immediately.

Dr. Kiernan will serve alongside Jeb Bush, former Florida Governor; Michael Chertoff, former Department of Homeland Security Secretary; and Charles Allen, former Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Collection.

“Kathleen is one of our country’s foremost experts in threat detection and organizational mitigation strategy related to those threats,” said Allan Martin, CEO of Lumina.

Allan Martin, CEO of Lumina
Allan Martin, CEO of Lumina

“We welcome her to the Advisory Board and look forward to her strategic insights as we continue to expand Radiance’s role in local, state and national security efforts.”

Lumina is a predictive analytics company founded on the idea that technology is a force for good.

The company’s optimized artificial intelligence capabilities help keep people and places safe and secure through active and early detection of high-risk behavior.

Lumina’s Radiance platform uses proprietary, deep web listening algorithms to uncover risk, provide timely, actionable information, and help prevent catastrophic loss.

Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, CEO of Kiernan Group Holdings (KGH)
Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, CEO of Kiernan Group Holdings (KGH)

“Radiance is a critical tool in threat prevention and mitigation and brings tremendous value to all organizations charged with keeping Americans safe and protecting our nation’s critical infrastructure,” said Kiernan. 

“I am honored to join the Advisory Board and look forward to introducing this important technology to both the public and private sectors.”

Kiernan, a 29-year veteran of law enforcement, is the founder and CEO of Kiernan Group Holdings, a woman owned, small business with the mission to educate, engage, and empower individuals and communities to prepare for, react to, and recover from active threat and hazard events.

Kiernan Group Holdings (KGH), is a risk management firm, that provides expert Workplace Violence Prevention and Active Threat Readiness Trainings on-site and online.

Training is certificate based, compliant with national level standards, and tailorable to client requirements.

KGH trainings are certificate based, compliant with national level standards, and tailorable to client requirements.

(Hear directly about the ‘Preparedness Without Paranoia’ (PWP) Education and Training Series from Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, CEO & Founder of Kiernan Group Holdings. Dr. Kiernan developed PWP, an approach to individual engagement and education to increase confidence and decrease victimization in active threat environments. Courtesy of KGH and YouTube.)

Non-tactical in design, KGH education and training opportunities provide a common sense approach to replace confusion with clarity at the intersection of fear and fact, and drive the immediate decisions which can make a life-saving difference.

The KGH team employs a multi-faceted approach to evaluate preparedness for each client to identify potential weaknesses or gaps and provide actionable recommendations for training.

This assessment guides clients through an array of security, emergency, and safety plans that ensure compliance with regulations, industry standards, and requirements.

Dr. Kiernan previously served as the Assistant Director for the Office of Strategic Intelligence and Information for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) where she was responsible for the design and implementation of an intelligence-led organizational strategy related to explosives, firearms, and illegal tobacco diversion, the traditional and non-traditional tools of terrorism.

Dr. Kathleen Kiernan (at right), is pictured here with Commissioner Bill Bratton, presenting the Commissioner the ‘2019 ‘ASTORS’ Person of the Year’ for his Lifetime of Dedication and Extraordinary Leadership in Homeland Security and Public Safety, at the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Security Awards Program at ISC East.
Dr. Kathleen Kiernan (at right), is pictured here with Commissioner Bill Bratton, presenting the Commissioner the ‘2019 ‘ASTORS’ Person of the Year’ for his Lifetime of Dedication and Extraordinary Leadership in Homeland Security and Public Safety, at the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Security Awards Program at ISC East.

Kiernan is a recognized expert in strategic thinking, strategy development, and facilitating critical incident management exercises for senior leaders across government and private sector organizations.

These include national and international level policies related to criminality and terrorism, active shooter threat, insider threat, unconventional threats impacting the warfighter, anomalous behavior detection, continuity of operations and crisis management and crisis communications.

In addition, she has served as a subject matter expert for risk assessment and gap analysis efforts for some of our nation’s most critical assets.

She was the principal investigator for an international project related to suicide bomber methodology, the results of which informed national level risk mitigation policies and the development of behavioral detection training, as well as countermeasure investment.

“Kathleen has significant earned experience in threat mitigation – from insider threats, to active shooter/workplace violence, and both the traditional and non-traditional tools of terrorism – all part of Lumina’s strategic offerings for national and corporate security,” said Chairman of the Board Andy Krusen.

“Her expertise complements that of our existing Advisory Board members and we are privileged to have her join this talented and highly-regarded group of national leaders.”

(See how How Lumina’s Radiance Platform can help save lives and protect your world. Courtesy of Lumina and YouTube. Posted on Jan 31, 2019.)

Additionally, the Lumina Board of Managers includes Vice Chairman Rob Spring, Managing Director at Gracie Square Capital; former Florida Attorney General and Secretary of State Jim Smith; Jeb Bush, Jr, Managing Partner at Jeb Bush & Associates; Kathleen Shanahan, co-CEO Turtle & Hughes and former Chief of Staff to Vice President-elect Dick Cheney and Florida Governor Jeb Bush.  Co-Founders Allan Martin and Dr. Morten Middelfart also serve on the board.

Lumina optimized their artificial intelligence capabilities to help keep people and places safe and secure.

Although it didn’t begin with the Pulse Nightclub shooting, that tragedy became the company’s clarion call. Their proprietary, deep-web listening algorithms uncover risk, provide timely, actionable information, and help prevent catastrophic loss.

To Learn More about Lumina, please visit www.lumina247.com.

Dr. Kathleen Kiernan accepting the KGH 2019 'ASTORS' Award at ISC East.
Dr. Kathleen Kiernan accepting the KGH 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Award at ISC East.
  • G.O.T. Preparedness?

  • KGH’s Preparedness Without Paranoia® approach provides education and training for individuals to gain a heightened situational awareness and understanding of today’s multi-dimensional threat environment, recognize telltale signs of an evolving threat, and become empowered to take effective action without hesitation.

Kathleen Kiernan and Bill Bratton, became friends 45 years ago when Dr. Kiernan was an undergraduate doing research at Northeastern, and Commissioner Bratton was a Sergeant at the Boston Police Department.
Kathleen Kiernan and Bill Bratton, became friends 45 years ago when Dr. Kiernan was an undergraduate doing research at Northeastern, and Commissioner Bratton was a Sergeant at the Boston Police Department.
  • Preparedness Without Paranoia® uses a common sense approach to preparedness from the classroom to the boardroom.

  • From a business perspective, KGH offers metric-based training in compliance with national level standards and guidance, and a suite of audit-ready analytic tools for use by training managers and HR professionals.

  • KGH was also recognized as a Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program Winner for two consecutive years, 2018 and 2017 respectively.

The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program surpassed expectations with a record number of nominations received from industry leaders and government agencies, and drew over 200 attendees to the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Banquet – an exclusive gourmet luncheon and networking opportunity which filled to capacity, before having to turn away late registrants.

The ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon featured an impassioned and compelling keynote address by William (Bill) Bratton, former police commissioner of the NYPD twice, the BPD, and former chief of the LAPD, on the history of policing in America and the evolution of critical communication capabilities in our post 9/11 landscape.

The event featured an impassioned and compelling keynote address by William J. Bratton, former police commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD) twice, the Boston Police Department (BPD), and former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), as he walked attendees through 50 years of American policing history, the impacts on the communities, and the evolution of critical communication capabilities in our post 9/11 landscape.

Commissioner Bratton, one of the world’s most respected and trusted experts on risk and security issues and Executive Chairman of Teneo Risk a global advisory firm, was recognized as the ‘2019 ‘ASTORS’ Person of the Year’ for his Lifetime of Dedication and Extraordinary Leadership in Homeland Security and Public Safety.

2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East

American Security Today’s comprehensive Annual Homeland Security Awards Program is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of physical, IT, port security, law enforcement, and first responders, in acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

Over 200 distinguished guests representing Federal, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms, gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included: 

  • The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
  • United States Marine Corps
  • The Federal Protective Service (FPS)
  • Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
  • United States Postal Inspection Service
  • DHS S&T 
  • United States Marshals Service (USMS)
  • The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Police (PAPD)
  • The Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • The New York State Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services (NYS DHSES)
  • United States Border Patrol
  • AlertMedia, Ameristar Perimeter Security, Attivo Networks, Automatic Systems, Bellevue University, BriefCam, Canon U.S.A., CornellCookson, Drone Aviation, FLIR Systems, Hanwha Techwin, HID Global, IPVideo Corp., Konica Minolta Business Solutions, LenelS2, ManTech, Regroup Mass Notifications, SafeLogic, SolarWinds, Senstar, ShotSpotter, Smiths Detection, TCOM LP, Trackforce, Verint, and More!

Why American Security Today?

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 75,000 readers at the Federal, State and local levels of government as well as firms allied to government.

American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that hold readers eyes throughout the story with cutting edge editorial that provides solutions to their challenges.

AST puts forward the Largest and Most Qualified Circulation in Government with Over 75,000 readers on the Federal, State and Local levels.
AST puts forward the Largest and Most Qualified Circulation in Government with Over 75,000 readers on the Federal, State and Local levels.

The AST Digital Publications is distributed to over 75,000 qualified government and homeland security professionals in federal, state and local levels.

‘PROTECTING OUR NATION, ONE CITY AT A TIME’

AST Reaches both Private & Public Experts, essential to meeting these new challenges.

Today’s new generation of public safety and security experts need real-time knowledge to deal with domestic and international terrorism, lone wolf attacks, unprecedented urban violence, shifts in society, culture and media bias – making it increasingly difficult for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security Professionals to implement coordinated security measures to ensure national security and improve public safety.

American Security Today

These experts are from Government at the federal, state and local level as well as from private firms allied to government.

AST provides a full plate of topics in our AST Monthly Magazine Editions, AST Website and AST Daily News Alerts, covering 23 Vital Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities, and Emergency Response among others.

AST has Expanded readership into integral Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other potential targets of terrorism.

Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – all enticing targets due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.

The ‘ASTORS’ Champion Edition is published annually and includes a review of the ‘ASTORS’ Award Winning products and programs, highlighting key details on many of the winning firms products and services, includes video interviews and more.

It is your Go-To source throughout the year for ‘The Best of 2019 Products and Services‘ endorsed by American Security Today, and can satisfy your agency’s and organization’s most pressing Homeland Security and Public Safety needs.

From Physical Security (Access Control, Critical Infrastructure, Perimeter Protection and Video Surveillance Cameras and Video Management Systems), to IT Security (Cybersecurity, Encryption, Data Storage, Anti-Malware and Networking Security – Just to name a few), the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS EDITION will have what you need to Detect, Delay, Respond to, and Mitgate today’s real-time threats in our constantly evolving security landscape.

It also includes featured guest editorial pieces from some of the security industry’s most respected leaders, and recognized firms in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.

The KGH G.O.T. Preparedness® learning management system (www.gotpreparedness.com), also provides learning reinforcement and e-learning capabilities for dispersed and deployed workforces.

KGH Got Preparedness

Corporate-level offerings are designed to provide guidance  for  compliance with national and international level standards.

As Platinum Award Winner for Best Security Education Program in the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards for Three Consecutive Years, American Security Today whole-heartedly endorses KGH Risk Assessments, Preparedness Academy, critical incident management exercises, educational courses and Mobile Preparedness Teams (MPT’s), to senior management across government and private sector organizations.

To Prepare your organization and employees for Active Threat Readiness, Workplace Violence Prevention and become Compliant with National Standards to Reduce Risk of Liability, go to www.gotpreparedness.com, email kiernan@kiernan.co, or call 571-290-0260. 

KGHKGH education and training opportunities enable teams and individuals to gain a heightened level of situational awareness, develop an understanding of today’s multi-dimensional threat environment, recognize telltale signs of an evolving threat, and become empowered to take effective action without hesitation.

To learn about advertising opportunities with American Security Today, please contact Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at mmadsen@americansecuritytoday.com.

AST strives to meet a 3 STAR trustworthiness rating, based on the following criteria:

  • Provides named sources
  • Reported by more than one notable outlet
  • Includes supporting video, direct statements, or photos

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