Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Academy Security Training in Firearms Instructor for Northern California

Company is looking for BSIS-licensed firearms instructor as partner in San Francisco/Sacramento area. Send queries by email only, to

Thank you.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Multi-State, Non-Resident Utah CCW Course on Monday, March 30

It's at 6pm on Monday, March 30, 2009, at the Academy Security Training office in Torrance, California.

The address 25202 Crenshaw Blvd., Suite 214, Torrance, CA 90505

Walk-ins are not accepted for this class, so it is necessary to call in advance. Here is the website for more information:

This permit allows you to legally carry a concealed carry weapon while traveling to over 30 states. You need to be 21 years old or older with a clean criminal record. It takes 60 days to get the Utah concealed firearm permit.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Monthly Basic Pistol Courses

The NRA Basic Pistol course is offered monthly in the Los Angeles Metro Area. The time is typically 10:30am to 1:30pm on a Saturday. 2 hours are classroom instruction and there's one hour of range time where you shoot 50 rounds with a Ruger MK III .22LR. The cost is $80.

For a more private lesson which covers the same material, you can schedule any day and time on a one-on-one basis. The cost is only nominally higher at $115.

Call Ruperto at 310-490-3697 for more information. Here is the website with more info:

Friday, March 23, 2007

Phishing Crime has Hit an All-Time High in 2007

Phishing is an identity theft crime. It is an online crime that tries to lure people to click on a link usually on an email so that the criminal can collect your personal information in order for the purpose of identity theft. It requires the cooperation of the email recipient.

Again, the way to keep yourself safe from phishing: (1) Never open suspicious email, (2) Never provide your personal information as a result of an email offer.

MARCH 21, 2007 Phishing Websites and crimeware both hit an all-time high in January, according to the Anti-Phishing Working Group's latest report, which was released yesterday. And for the first time, ISPs surpassed retail as the second-most targeted industry sector -- although they are way behind financial services, which accounts for 88.9 percent of phishing attacks.

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Credit source Dark Reading

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Refuse To Be A Victim Seminar in Beverly Hills

For those of you in Southern California, I'm going to be conducting Part 2 of the Refuse To Be A Victim seminar in Beverly Hills, starting next weekend, March 10. This is the part of the seminar that focuses on identity theft and other technology type of crimes, and of course, how not to be a victim. I'll also be covering issues that have to do with security while on vacation, including automobile-oriented security.

For more information, you can feel free to call me, or go to the following Beverly Hills Adult Education website. Scroll down by doing a search on "Refuse To Be A Victim".

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Residents warming up to idea of security cameras - THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH, Mark Ferenchik

The phony security cameras have been gone from E. Stewart Avenue in German Village and Merion Village neighborhoods for more than a month.

Columbus crews never got a chance to take down the three cameras from city-owned utility poles on Stewart between Schiller Park and Parsons Avenue.

Whoever put them up, in an effort to dissuade those considering a break-in or worse, removed them after the city said it would because the devices were put up without permission.
But those bogus cameras have caused some to think about real security cameras and whether the city should install them in neighborhoods to prevent crime.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Combination of seminar and courses that make effective use of your time

When it comes to personal and home security, there is a vast array of educational materials out there that sometimes it all appears overwhelming. You can focus on home security -- against burglars, home invasions, theft --- on fire prevention, on toxic prevention, on automobile security, on office security, on martial arts, on this on that.

Some people spend a lifetime mastering a martial arts with the goal of getting an edge in possible confrontation. That's one small aspect in the world of personal protection. And that's one case in point. We know that nobody can master everything even if one had the time. But what is an effective combination of education that makes sense for most people. Something that makes efficient use of time?

Well, there's no one size fits all answer here, as there are too many individual variables --- your time, your present knowledge, your environment, your lifestyle, your motivation and commitment.

I propose something that may make sense for most people, if such NRA offerings are available in your area: (1) Refuse To Be A Victim Seminar and (2) Personal Protection in the Home course. The Refuse To Be A Victim 3-hour seminar is discussed in another section in this website. It is a seminar that provides a survey of all issues that a person and family need to consider for home and personal protection.

The Personal Protection in the Home course is a firearms-oriented course and lasts a full day. Half of the day is classroom time and covers practical issues about how to avoid a confrontation in the event of a home invasion and what to do in the event confrontation is inevitable. The second half of the day is at the range.

That's a total of one and a half days of commitment. I realize some people have made a commitment to never use a firearm and another solution would need to be worked out in that case.