FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2021
Kathleen R. McMorrow
The Communications Optic, LLC.
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Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence Celebrates Top Physical Security Pioneers and Thought Leaders
(Wanaque, NJ) Today, Hg’s President Cynthia Hetherington is recognized as one of three inaugural recipients of the Protective Intelligence Honors ‘Pioneers’ for their trailblazing impacts on physical protection models, protective knowledge, and innovations in thinking and approaching protection by the Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence. Among her fellow honorees are Clint J. Hill, Retired U.S. Secret Service, and Meredith Wilson, Founder and CEO, Emergent Risk International, LLC (ERI). The inaugural Protective Intelligence Honors ‘Thought Leaders’ include Jenni Randolph, Senior Manager, Corporate Security, Twitter; Pete Dordal, Jr., President, GardaWorld Federal Services; and Ami Toben, Director of Consulting, Training and Special Operations, HighCom Security.
Headquartered in Austin, TX, the Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence provides strategic consulting, multidimensional services and resources for safety and security, legal, risk and compliance professionals at major corporations across multiple industry sectors including financial services, technology, retail, entertainment and consumer products.
“Those selected as inaugural Protective Intelligence Honors ‘Pioneers’ are among the most extraordinary industry leaders who have had a lasting impact on the security world as we know it,” said Fred Burton, Executive Director of the Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence. “Cynthia Hetherington’s decades of leadership, expertise and achievements in uncovering the truth in some of the nation’s most high-profile corruption cases are exemplary. We are proud to bestow this honor, and are thankful for her tireless efforts and countless contributions to this industry.”
Protective Intelligence Honors recipients range from military, law enforcement and counterintelligence experts to global corporate security innovators at the forefront of protective intelligence. Physical security threats today are reaching unprecedented levels, spurred by extremism, COVID-19, racial justice and geopolitical issues, and protective intelligence powered by technology is being used to actively identify, investigate, assess, watch and manage physical threats to prevent major crises
“I am honored to be recognized with such luminaries in the field of protective intelligence,” stated Cynthia Hetherington. “As our security world continues to evolve, staying connected to those pioneers and thought leaders breaking ground on new methodologies and innovations is a vital cybertool for all investigators and security professionals. Fred and the folks at the Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence recognize the importance of those connections and will foster them through their newly launched monthly honors program. Congratulations to all the inaugural honorees and kudos to the Center for supporting our cyber toolboxes.”
The Protective Intelligence Honors is an ongoing program that recognizes Pioneers and Thought Leaders in physical security, selected by a committee of experts at the Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence. To learn more about the Protective Intelligence Honors, nominate a Pioneer or Thought Leader, visit: http://www.protectiveintelligencehonors.com.
About Cynthia Hetherington
Cynthia Hetherington, MLS, MSM, CFE, CII is the founder and president of Hetherington Group, a consulting, publishing, and training firm that leads in due diligence, corporate intelligence, and cyber investigations by keeping pace with the latest security threats and assessments. She has authored three books on how to conduct investigations, is the publisher of the newsletter, Data2know: Internet and Online Intelligence, and annually trains thousands of investigators, security professionals, attorneys, accountants, auditors, military intelligence professionals, and federal, state, and local agencies on best practices in the public and private sectors.
About the Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence
The Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence provides strategic consulting, multidimensional services and resources for safety and security, legal, risk and compliance professionals at major corporations across multiple industry sectors including financial services, technology, retail, entertainment and consumer products. Through its initiatives, global industry experts and authorities in protective intelligence share best practices, insights on current and historical trends, and explore lessons learned from physical security peers. The Center is led by Fred Burton, one of the world’s foremost experts on security and counterterrorism. A former police officer, special agent and New York Times best-selling author, Burton has served on the front lines of high-profile investigations including the hunt for and arrest of Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind behind the first World Trade Center bombing. For more information please visit ontic.co/center-for-protective-intelligence/
Ontic is the first protective intelligence software company to digitally transform how Fortune 500 and emerging enterprises proactively address physical threat management to protect employees, customers and assets. Ontic’s SaaS-based platform collects and connects threat indicators to provide a comprehensive view of potential threats while surfacing critical knowledge so companies can assess and action more to maintain business continuity and reduce financial impact. Ontic also provides strategic consulting, multidimensional services, education and thought leadership for safety and security professionals at major corporations via its Center for Protective Intelligence. For more information please visit ontic.co