09/23/2023 – Pardon the mess, had to rebuild site from scratch on another platform since hosting company SEO support didn’t follow industry standards. “Management” @ AskMcConnell.com – Your Converged Security Services Provider
Converged Security is the operational concept of understanding, operating, measuring, and maturing all areas of security of an organization. Including but not limited to Physical Security, Cyber Security, Investigations, Executive Protection, Law Enforcement Support, Information Security, Fraud, etc. We are able to solve stressors, issues, problems, and challenges in these areas and more, in a Small Medium Business (SMB), Non-Government Organization (NGO), Faith Based Organization, Enterprise, Carrier, Government and Classified environments. If we don’t feel 100% comfortable we can provide you amazing service we will professionally guide you to another resource, we trust, that can better serve you.
Ask McConnell, LLC – Your Converged Security Services Provider
WHAT WE DO
Security Pain Points, Stressors, Ideas We Solve
Supply Chain Security
Physical Security Vulnerability Management
Training Program Management
Executive Protection Program Management
Security Operations Centers
Looking for just advisory services on retainer, need us to build it for you, assess where the program is at, mature the program to the next level, be an operator/agent/staff augmentation, or training, we have solutions for the lifecycle of your program
WHERE HAVE WE OPERATED
Past In Country Operations
Our goal is the first engagement each month is a pro bono faith based organization in need of security support. We also mentor law enforcement and military in transition to Corporate/Private Security along with being a volunteer first responder and supporting the law enforcement family.
Chief Executive Officer / Chief Security Officer / Principal
CORPORATE SECURITY MANAGEMENT – CONVERGED SECURITY SERVICES, INVESTIGATIONS, MERGERS & ACQUISITION SECURITY, INSIDER THREAT, SUPPLY CHAIN, FRAUD, SUPPLY CHAIN EXPLOITATION, EXECUTIVE/PERSONAL PROTECTION, NATIONAL SECURITY / LAW ENFORCEMENT LIAISON
Jim McConnell is beyond blessed to currently be CEO, CSO and Principal for Ask McConnell, a unique converged security services operations, consultancy, and advisor team. He has over 28 years of Corporate Security operational experience including his most recent role as the first Fellow in Verizon’s Corporate Security Office with his last primary responsibility being program management for and protector on the EP/Special Events Security Team along with other critical activities including Supply Chain Security, Physical Security Kinetic Testing, and Government Liaison support. Jim has operated in country in 12 different countries and has 15 patents under his engineering “hat”. He mentors transitioning military/LEO and has done pro bono security support to over 350 churches for over 30 years and a local volunteer first responder. Jim is also the author new book called Converged Security Metrics.
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Professional Certified Investigator (PCI), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM), CDPSE, Certified Protection Officer (CPO)*, CPOI*, Security+, ARES Level 3, SARTECH 3, FAA Commercial Part 107 Drone Pilot (sUAS), Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR/WSAR/SAR/USAR) Technician and Team Leader, FEMA USAR/WAS Technician, Wilderness First Aid (WFA), NWCG Wildland Firefighter (FFT2), ARC First Aid/AED/CPR (“Certified” and Instructor), Stop The Bleed (“Certified” and Instructor), licensed in Texas as a Level IV Personal Protection Officer (PPO), Texas Private Security Licensed Business, Texas Private Investigator (PI), Texas Licensed Real Estate Agent
* In process of renewal
Our Core Definitions
We have collected over 100 crazy marketing claims from security and audit firms, so we committed to be transparent for you about how we will use these terms as consistently as we humanly can. These are OUR (and many others in the security world) perspective, you, your organization, your organizational culture may define / scope these words differently.
The prevention, detection, and response to a crime or a violation of an organization’s rules/policies.
The prevention, detection, and response to an accident. (think spilled milk, broken glass, etc.)
The FEELING by an individual, in an environment, where they feel the security and safety controls are adequate for them to be at peace to enter/enjoy/use the environment.
“All in every language means All” – Pastor Robert Morris. So always remember that your organization’s use of the word “All” needs to mean, every element under an organization’s ownership, control or that impacts an organization’s ability to carry out its mission in a safe manner.