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Feb 18, 2019 | 20:06 GMT

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Stratfor Chief Security Officer Fred Burton Joins Advisory Board of the Center for Mass Violence Response Studies

Stratfor, the world’s leading geopolitical intelligence platform, announces that Chief Security Officer, Fred Burton has joined the Board of Advisors to The National Police Foundation’s Center for Mass Violence Response Studies (CMVRS).

Fred Burton is one of the world's foremost authorities on security and counter-terrorism. He oversees Stratfor's analysis of global security developments and, for Stratfor Threat Lens, consults with clients on security-related issues affecting their business assets or safety of personnel. Before joining Stratfor, Mr. Burton served as a counterterrorism agent with the U.S. State Department for 14 years. Burton said of his appointment,

“I’m honored to be asked to serve as an advisor for the Center for Mass Violence Response Studies. I am grateful for the opportunity to share my knowledge and provide support to the Center on its critical efforts to avert mass violence.”

In addition to his work with Stratfor, Burton has consulted with schools and many other companies and organizations on the importance of training and planning for safety, to include active shooter threats.

The National Police Foundation Center for Mass Violence Response Studies is a non-partisan, non-profit, non-member organization that launched in July, 2018 with the mission to prevent mass attacks of violence. Its primary areas of focus are critical incident reviews, working to avert school violence and developing initiatives to counter extremism. The Center also presents an annual review of state legislation related school safety and security. Center’s Director Frank G. Straub, Ph.D. said,

“I knew Fred from my time at the U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Service. He is an internationally recognized expert in his field. This Center looks at the phenomena of mass violence, so counter-terrorism is very much part of what we do. We feel privileged and honored to have the opportunity to work with Fred in our work into the prevention, response and recovery from mass violence.”

Globally engaged individuals, Fortune 500 companies, universities and organizations across an array of industries turn to Stratfor for objective geopolitical intelligence and analysis that reveals the underlying significance and future implications of emerging world events. Just as Stratfor Worldview operates on the principle that transformative world events are not random, but are in face predictable, Burton can help forecast such trends for CMVRS based on what must happen rather than what may.

As the world’s leading geopolitical intelligence platform, Stratfor brings global events into valuable perspective, empowering businesses, governments and individuals to more confidently navigate their way through an increasingly complex international environment. Stratfor Threat LensTM, a customizable, protective intelligence solution, helps corporate security leaders identify, anticipate, measure and mitigate risks that emerging threats pose to their people, assets and interests around the world. Learn more about Stratfor Threat LensTM as well as individual, team and enterprise membership at Stratfor.com.

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