About The Podcast

The Security Brief with Paul Viollis has produced 100 episodes since its inception reaching an audience in over 30 countries. Its demographic ranges from multi-vertical business leaders, high net worth families and their advisors, government officials and law enforcement professionals to Main Street America’s core from all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. The diversity of our audience speaks to the omnipresent concern for one’s safety and the common ground we all share toward those issues that keep us up at night. Built upon an educational platform, Paul will share his in-studio notes and all related factual data at the conclusion of each show within The Security Briefs library located at www.viollis.com allowing all listeners to have an impactful take away from each and every episode.

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Staying In The Zone

As unfortunate as it is, staying safe when traveling abroad is primarily up to each and everyone of us; a blatant fact that, if ignored, may cause irreversible consequences. With this in mind, Paul sits down with corporate leadership from Zone Intelligence to learn about their new technology that delivers government grade intelligence to the general public and an app that can steer you away from crimes in progress and areas presenting a need for law enforcement surveillance. 

Gone: The Forgotten Women of Ohio

As The Security Brief opens up its Cold Case files, Paul examines a case which has seen 6 women disappear from a small geographical region in Ohio within a 2 year period where 4 were found dead and 2, remain missing. This episode focuses on the case of Megan Lancaster, a young Mom who was last seen on April 13, 2013 as she argued with a strange man while in a vehicle that was speeding off. The eye witness, her sister in law, sits with Paul for a one on one chilling interview and a complete breakdown of the case and where it stands now. Our mission, with your help, to find Megan and bring her home.

Preventing Violent School Shootings

In the wake of the recent massacre in Parkland FL, Paul draws on his 30 + years of experience in responding to school violence shootings and illustrates both the behavioral profile and violence continuum associated with the school violence shooter. Students, parents, teachers, legislators and first responders are just some of those this episode is a must listen for.

Not so Psychic, Psychic's

There are very few crimes that are more appalling than those perpetrated by individuals preying upon those in desperate search for answers to health, money and love related issues and fears. Joined by world renown Confidence Crimes Investigator Bob Nygaard, a childhood friend of Paul’s from his hometown of New Hyde Park, NY, Paul and Bob breakdown everything everyone needs to know about how to detect and avoid becoming a victim of these skilled fraudsters. So, if you or someone you know is currently seeing or contemplating engaging such services, this episode is a must listen. #NEWHYDEPARKPROUD

Inside The FBI

Perhaps never more important than the present is a detailed look inside the worlds most prolific Law Enforcement Agency. Given the recent groundswell surrounding the FBI Paul invites you to join him for a deep dive into the agency and behind the curtain look at how it actually functions. Joined by 30 year FBI veteran Ron Hosko, the conversation will leave you with some astonishing facts. Paul also salutes one of our country’s most dedicated veterans Chris White, as our hero of the month.

Swatting: Learn About This Dangerous Crime That Puts Lives In Danger

The Security Brief brings in the new year talking about swatting. Chief Ted Gonzales is an 37 year veteran and founder of Island Protective Services. He is an expert on swatting and joins the show to discuss this growing problem.

Security Brief Looks Back at 2017 and Ahead to 2018

As we close out 2017 Paul and Seth review the major occurrences we covered at The Security Brief which leads to Pauls personal security briefing for all our listeners on the risks and needed precautions for 2018. A very happy, healthy and blessed new year to all! www.viollis.com


Keep a Cool Head During the Stressful Holiday Season

Road rage, drinking to excess, parking problems and just flat out holiday stress can turn your holiday season into a nightmare. Join Paul as he gives you the keys to a successful and safe holiday season! Happy Holidays to all of our Security Brief listeners!


 Workplace Violence Outside of the Office

This episode is dedicated to the loving memory of Beverly Carter.

Risks to Realtors and other independent professionals continues to grow as violent criminals focus on obvious opportunities to perpetrate robberies and physical harm up to and including kidnapping and murder. Recognizing the need for personal safety education in this area, Paul sits down with Carl Carter, Founder of The Beverly Carter Foundation for a chilling recount of the tragic crime perpetrated against this wonderful woman and an inside look at the life-saving training he is offering to Realtors nationwide. Further, Paul lays out how Redzone Map (www.redzonemap.com) will provide the needed information to this group to avoid high risk areas. For our final segment of this episode, Paul is joined by nationally renowned Financial Advisor and NYT Best selling author Kimberly Foss (www.empyrionwealth.com )for her tips on FREE holiday shopping. Note to all on this one, you should have seen Seth fervently taking notes.   www.viollis.com


Slavery-Sex Trade and Human Trafficking

With approximately 800,000 people trafficked each year and an estimated 30 million people living as slaves worldwide, the need for a call to action on Human Trafficking is paramount! Paul sits down with Inspector Jim Klein from the NYPD to drill down on the depth of this problem and what state and federal law enforcement is doing to mitigate this despicable crime. Additionally, Paul breaks down his ‘case for the day’ from one out of his own library that provides a gut-wrenching illustration of just how the man or woman ‘next door’ could be doing this in your neighborhood. www.viollis.com


Cheap Is Expensive

Using Paul’s signature phrase Cheap IS Expensive as the foundation, he lays out 3 actual cases from his consulting firm Viollis Group International to illustrate this powerful yet humbling concept about life, risk, reward and tragedy. He pulls back the curtain using cases such as missing persons, domestic violence and hostage recovery to illustrate how, often times, our own decision making sits as the root cause of our most challenging trials. These riveting real life stories will leave you thinking and thankful.


On Line Hate—The growth, affects and mitigation strategies surrounding Cyber Bullying

This episode of The Security Brief is dedicated to some 4400 lives lost each year to Cyber Bullying.

Why? This question will never cease to resonate within our minds as we grapple with how we, as a global society, allow this horrible crime against humanity to exist, much less grow. Our message to all our listeners is simple, accept this episode as a Call To Action and a challenge to all parents and guardians to get more involved with our kids, immediately. Joined by Assistant Commissioner Kevin O ‘Conner of the NYPD we will lay out what you need to know to prevent this.


Crimes against GOD

As revolting it is to think that we must formulate a security plan to protect our Houses of Worship, it has, in fact, become a necessity. On the heels of yet another mass shooting at a Church, Paul examines this horrible trend and lays out, through empirical data and retroactive investigation the manner in which we need to remain safe while at the one place we are supposed to feel total peace. In doing so, Paul is joined by a 35 year Pastor who has decided to become an EMT and Certified Protection Professional to keep his congregation safe. Now that’s an interview you want to hear. The show is closed by introducing our HERO OF THE MONTH, Mr. Jon Pritikin.


So what is Artificial Intelligence? A look at the forensics side of the Las Vegas shooting Investigation

As the investigation continues and the public's patience grows weary in search of a motive behind the most prolific mass shooting in US history, Paul breaks down the forensic side of this investigation as well as the process to crystallize the momentous task that lies before law enforcement. In doing so, the use of technology such as Artificial Intelligence is broken down through the eyes of two guests that protect our global community through its various uses.


A forensic look at the worst mass shooting in US history: Las Vegas October 1, 2017

With a heavy heart, Paul breaks down what exactly happened with in depth dialog on the shooter, the location, what was known and what could have, or have not, been done preemptively. Joined by EP Seth Neiman and legal analyst Vincent Ancona, the discussion goes from the dynamics of the active shooter scenario and use of automatic weapons to the measures one can take to increase the probability of survival when confronted with an active shooter. Special guest Kayla Folgueira shares her insights on the use of RedZone Map technology in staying one step ahead of all dangerous crime. Our closing comments on this episode are perhaps the most poignant of all.


Racism, Police Community Relations and NFL Players Exercising Their 2nd Amendment Rights?

On the heels of the President's statement to the NFL and their subsequent reaction in concert with the St. Louis police community debacle, Paul and Seth lay it out there in their discussion on racism police community relations and the future of how athletes exercise their 2nd amendment rights. This is capped off by showcasing how one NYC community and the NYPD are succeeding in breaking down the racial wall and even reducing crime at the same time.


Special Edition Show


The Equifax Crisis

As part of the new format of The Security Brief programming, Paul Viollis calls an audible and covers the entire backstory of the Equifax breech as well as illustrates all the required steps everyone needs to take immediately to protect their futures.
Joined by one of our nations most well-respected wealth managers, Kimberly Foss, they lay out a step by step plan that is both extremely comprehensive and easy to implement. This show is for anyone who has ever had a credit card or drivers license.


Behind the ISIS Curtain

Paul sits down with a former ISIS jihadist and senior level recruiter for an extended conversation on how the world’s most dangerous terrorist organization recruits, trains, plans and deploys its attacks. Paul steers the conversation with this rare guest on why ISIS picks the venues it does, what its business plan is and what they have in store for the future. Further, the demographic of who is being recruited, the behavioral red flags of someone who is being radicalized and how the internet/ social media platforms are being used to fulfill their goals. To balance the conversation, Paul is then joined by retired Army Colonel Jay Voorhees, an Afghanistan and Iraq Veteran for his inside take on how we are fighting this group. Everyone you know should listen to this show. 


The North Korea Crisis---The Real risk to the United States

Paul tackles the one subject that sits at the top of the concern list of billions worldwide; a nuclear war. It is in light of the impending threat of a nuclear attack against the United States posed by North Korea that Paul reached out to two of the most knowledgeable professionals in our country to discuss, at length, this crisis. Mr. Gordon Chang, one of the leading experts on North Korea and China in the United States and Brigadier General Dan Goodrich (former Pentagon) lay out perhaps the most powerful and direct conversation expressed in the media on this subject, thus far. Poignant, powerful, sobering and reassuring!


Pandemics and Exposures:

The need for emergency health care has never been more critical. In true Security Brief fashion, Paul reached out to good friend and world renown Bio-Chem expert Dr. Bruce Bowman for a powerful discussion centered on the possibilities and reactions to the risk of an NBCR (nuclear- biological- chemical-radiological) attack.

Paul also sits down with one of our country’s most widely respected emergency room doctors, Dr. Janette Nesheiwat, for an eye opening conversation on our hospitals readiness level.


MS 13 & the Rise of Gang Violence

With over 30,000 street gangs and more than 1 million members in the US, gang violence has grown to near epidemic proportions. Amongst the most problematic is M 13, the gang initially composed of refuges from El Salvador. Paul will examine the birth and growth of this street organization from LA to communities of all socioeconomic stature around the United States. From an intel perspective, Paul will be joined by 32 year Police Veteran Det. Ray McGowan for the most inside look available to the general public allowing for all Security Brief listeners to garner critical safety information regarding MS 13 and gangs in general. 


Freedom of Speech -v- Community Safety/Protest or Riot.

Paul is diving right back in to the news by addressing the core of the Charlottesville, VA. issue that is prompting both significant controversy and blatant compromise to the safety of our communities. Paul will be joined by Sen Michael Balboni, one of the initial architects of homeland security and TSB legal analyst Vincent Ancona to break down this issue from a Constitutional, Public Administration, Policing Racial and Socioeconomic perspective.



For over three decades, Paul Michael Viollis has dedicated his career to the protection of our country as well as the shareholder value of the businesses he has navigated to the pinnacle of their respective vertical markets. On his speaking tours, his hands on expertise in subject areas of behavioral analysis, leadership development, corporate espionage, extortion/stalking, cyber security, family protection, and workplace violence allows him to develop unforeseeable insights that will have you at the edge of your seat and captivate your audience. From corporate executives and high profile individuals to private families and sales teams, each attendee will leave with a renewed sense of focus and re-energized with information that can be easily and expeditiously implemented.