True Security Design LLC. Wins 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award for Best Risk Analysis Methodology for K12 Schools

BAY SHORE, NY | NOVEMBER 27, 2018: True Security Design LLC., a leading school security consulting and training firm, was selected as the winner of American Security Today’s 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award for Best Risk Analysis Methodology for K12 schools for their Threat Vulnerability and Risk Assessments.


True Security Design specializes in conducting complete and thorough Threat Vulnerability and Risk Assessments (TVRAs) for schools, municipalities, and businesses. Led by Joseph Pangaro, Director of Training Services, a veteran police lieutenant and experienced school security director, the True Security Design team is uniquely qualified to find the gaps in a school’s security profile and then create a road map to mitigate any deficiencies found in a way that respects budgets and missions.


Joe Pangaro accepted the honor and stated, “The simple question at the essence of a TVRA is, ‘Is your district ready to respond to a violent incident and survive?’ This question is at the essence of surviving the modern threats we all face. Whether it’s a school shooter, workplace violence, or lone wolf terror attack, preparation is the key to survival and it starts with asking the right questions. For many people the question can be answered in a straightforward manner – either you have prepared and trained your administration and staff and hardened your building’s physical security or you haven’t. The challenge is coming up with a long-term plan to use your resources in the most impactful way.


At True Security Design we see huge growth in the security industry, especially in the area of school safety. The need is growing because the message is finally getting out that the ‘it will never happen here’ mentality is fading away and being replaced with a new phrase – ‘be aware and prepare’.


Hope is not a tactic, we must be proactive and empower our schools to take security seriously and provide them with the tools they will need to survive a violent incident. American Security Today’s 2018 Homeland Security Awards program is the largest and most comprehensive in the industry. The awards program was organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies in acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to keep our nation secure, one city at a time. The 2018 AST ASTORS Awards were presented during a luncheon at ISC East in NYC on Wednesday, November 14th.


“Today, the United States is increasingly focusing on protecting IT/cyber security networks, and government and security professionals are calling on innovative companies like those honored with 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards, to help them do so,” explained Michael Madsen, co-founder, and publisher of American Security Today. ‘ASTORS’ nominations are evaluated by American Security Today’s panel of sector experts on their technical innovation, interoperability, specific impact within the category, the overall impact to the industry, relatability to other industry technologies, and application feasibility outside of the industry,” according to Tammy Waitt, co-founder and editorial director of American Security Today.


The International Security Conference & Exposition – also known as ISC East – is the Northeast’s largest security trade show, where 7,000 security and public safety professionals convene in New York each year to meet experts from over 250 leading security brands. The combination of the industry’s top innovators, special events, and cutting-edge education makes ISC East the security industry’s most comprehensive East Coast event. Encompassing everything from Video Surveillance and Access Control to Smart Home Technologies, IoT, and Unmanned Security.

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About True Security Design LLC.
A leading school security consulting and training firm, True Security Design LLC., is now at the forefront of delivering live-action role-play training simulations and classroom-based instruction to better prepare school staff in an emergency. Today, the company’s training curriculum and Threat Vulnerability and Risk Assessments (TVRA’s) are trusted by Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and municipalities, utilities, healthcare facilities, school districts, and leading universities to mitigate risk while protecting people and properties. A TVRA is a comprehensive review of a school or business’s buildings, policies, protocols, staff training, and practices, that includes on-site visits, interviews, and observations of all aspects of safety and security preparedness. Reports offer a complete detail of findings and a “Road Map for Action” so the client knows exactly how and where to begin corrective measures and allocate resources appropriately. The firm is committed to making the world a smarter and safer place. The company’s national client base is served by a network of certified trainers and consultants, who are former law enforcement and homeland security trainers. True Security Design LLC., is headquartered in Bay Shore, NY.