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The Generalist

Ilya Umanskiy

About The Generalist

The Generalist aims to help security (asset protection) practitioners look beyond niches, sylos, and egos and help expand their competence and credibility.  We challenge conventions, introduce ideas for continual improvement, and support our progression from trade to profession.

Ilya umanskiy (RAMCAP, MA)

Ilya has many grateful clients in multiple countries around the world. His work has touched a wide spectrum of resilience factors, including:

  • Threat and vulnerability assessments;
  • Risk management framework development;
  • Design and implementation of technological, physical and operational asset protection controls;
  • Incident management;
“Our Resilience practice has been established to help cut through the noise of information, inefficient legacy practices, and fragmented technology applications emphasis.”

Here are just a few of his past accomplishments:
  • Security redesign project lead for the UN HQ in New York City: access control, video surveillance, blast protection, information protection
  • Threat and vulnerability assessment for one of the world’s top international law firms. He found critical vulnerabilities in protection of information on leased desktop computers and in financial instruments.
  • Helped a sovereign wealth fund mitigate information protection vulnerabilities after several incidents
  • Enabled a high net-worth family with recommendations for better protection of their reputation, lifestyle, and residence.
  • Found shortcomings in protection of privacy, travel, and electronic security systems.
  • Advised a government agency on risk management for an upcoming transportation project
  • Helped remove a rogue executive and resolve a 3-day plant siege for a client in the manufacturing sector
  • Developed an intellectual property protection framework for a large multinational corporation
  • Helped Philippine government investigate causes of a fatal explosion at a large residential complex and improve the systems of prevention and incident response

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Security IQ EP 31: Discernment

In this short episode of Security IQ, Min and Elisa are asking us to take another look at how and where we gather our information, as well as inviting anyone in the audience to join them in a future discussion on discernment.

GIPS EP 11: Electronic Security Association

In this episode of Global Insights in Professional Security, host Mike Gips is joined by Merlin Guilbeau, Executive Director and CEO of the Electronic Security Association.

The Generalist EP 18: A Formula for Good Security

In this episode of The Generalist, host Ilya Umanskiy brings us a formula for good security.

3 Guys and a Ball EP 4: Active Threats Pt 3

In this episode of 3 Guys and a Ball, the guys continue wrap up on their part three part series on active threats and active shooters.

The Inside with Ryan Herd of Caregiver Smart Solutions

In this episode of the Inside, host Lee Odess sits down with Ryan Herd, Founder and CEO of Caregiver Smart Solutions.

IMAC EP 27: Milestone Systems

In this episode of IMAC, Lee and Colin sit down with Jennifer Hones, Key Account Team Manager at Milestone Systems. Throughout the interview the three discuss the difference between an "open" security system and a truly open system. Jennifer also tells us about Milestone's open APIs and SDKs.


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