Keynotes & Programs - by Detective Kevin Coffey

Our hottest topics are one which educate and empower the audience by sharing information, they are: crime avoidance, travel scams and cons, hotel safety, women's safety concerns, laptop protection, and our newest program on identity theft.

Kevin's presentation style is engaging, entertaining and informative. He offers valuable tips and advice to reduce your "victim potential" with demonstrations and multimedia support including real crime footage and interviews with criminals who specifically target victims. Each program offers serious information with just the right amount of humor.

Programs presented by Kevin Coffey can be offered alone or incorporated into company meetings, annual sales and marketing meetings, management conferences, or lunch time seminars.

Whether you choose a keynote, workshop, seminar, or breakout session, the presentation format and content will be customized to suit your needs and required results!

Following are Kevin Coffey's most requested programs:

Laptop and Data Theft Prevention
Make Mobile Workers Part of Your Security Solution, Rather Than Part
of Your Security Problem


The deployment of laptops among mobile work forces has increased productivity. However, with the technology and access to information that makes them so useful comes also a Pandora’s Box of security and risk management concerns regarding the amount of confidential data exposed to loss and theft.

Approximately 650,000 notebook computers are lost or stolen each year. Many of these thefts result in network breaches and compromised confidential data, not to mention a significant financial loss. New laws now require organizations to enhance their security policies and practices to include employee training. International, federal, and state regulations which mandate compliance on protecting data are , HIPAA , Gramm-Leach-Bliley , Sarbanes-Oxley, and California SB1386 they have specific wording that details training and compliance issues related to laptops.

  • Do you store or collect financial, insurance or healthcare related data? How about pricing structures, new product information, legal files, employee/client records including social security and account numbers, addresses, etc.
  • Savvy thieves can illegally access your entire company’s data base from a stolen laptop. Over 57% of all network breaches are from laptops.
  • Do your mobile employees really understand that each and every one of them in essence carries the entire company’s data base with them?

A laptop theft prevention seminar addresses many risks which security software and hardware devices cannot. Reduce your corporate risk by training your mobile computer users and changing their behavior. Train employees to help safeguard company information assets. They need to truly understand how vulnerable their company’s and client’s data is while on the road. An employee with a basic knowledge about mobile security is able to make safer and smarter choices when traveling.

This laptop theft prevention seminar changes the way your employees treat your company's hardware and valuable company/client data. Detective Coffey crafts the seminar to be organization-specific to insure it is in line with related policies to complete your data protection policies and practices. The program is designed not only to increase the audiences knowledge and awareness of data/laptop protection, but also to influence appropriate employee behavior at all levels of the workforce from the end user to the corporate manager. The goal of the presentation is to have employees become active partners in the company’s existing data security program.

Topics of the laptop theft prevention seminar are:

  • Step-by-step “how-to’s” for securing your mobile devices from theft while on the road.
  • Most likely locations and scenarios which result in laptop loss and theft.
  • Mobile employees’ responsibility towards protecting an organization's and their clients’ information.
  • Tactics and solutions that help protect mobile devices and sensitive corporate data.
  • Baseline knowledge of laptop theft prevention.
  • Understanding of regulatory compliance issues surrounding the protected data they carry with them.
  • What laptop thieves don’t want you to know.
  • Actual crime footage of actual laptop thefts and interviews with professional laptop thieves.

Attendees of Detective Coffey’s Laptop Theft Awareness Program leave the presentation with a clear understanding of their responsibilities and individual role regarding the protection of company/client data. This laptop theft prevention seminar is ideal for sales meetings, safety training programs, and annual meetings.

Lies Cons and Stolen Briefcases:
How to Outfox Crooks and Protect Your Property While on the Road


When most people think about crimes committed against travelers they think about personal assaults. Perhaps that’s because violence against travelers tends to get the most publicity.

A far larger problem, however, is the loss and theft of personal or corporate property. In a recent survey conducted by the Air Travel Card, the number one security and safety problem facing travelers is the theft of property. Thieves specifically target laptops, briefcases, purses, wallets and carry-on bags for theft.

Thieves, both professional and opportunists target travelers’ property for several reasons. First, travelers are easy marks, they tend to be in a hurry, and they are easily distracted. Secondly, criminals know that most travelers will not take the time to report the theft of property while traveling. Thieves find the victimization of travelers so profitable, that some attend a covert school that teaches them how to target travelers and commit these crimes. What value to you place on your company’s property and information?

After this program, travelers will understand and be familiar with:

  1. How thieves target and select their victims.
  2. Defensive strategies for protecting themselves while traveling.
  3. The 25 most common locations and methods where travelers are victimized in airports, hotels, and car rental agencies.
  4. How laptops are stolen and how to protect them.

Identity Theft:
Protecting Your Good Name and Assets


Identity Theft is the fastest growing crime in America today according to the Federal Trade Commission. The Social Security Administration declared it a national crisis. Identity theft can happen to anyone. Identity thieves can steal your money, harm your credit rating, and damage one of your most precious possessions, your good name!

Your personal information is everywhere and can be easily accessed. Identity theft occurs when a thief steals that personal identifying information, such as a social security number, bank or credit card account numbers and then uses that information to masquerade as you. The thief assumes your identity, opens new credit card accounts, robs your bank accounts and devastates your financial standing. It can take years to repair. We are all at risk of ID theft!

This program encompasses the following topics:

  • Why people commit identity theft
  • Discussion of identity theft cases, myths and truths
  • The newest methods of theft, including the internet
  • Precautions you can take to minimize your chance of victimization
  • What to do if victimized
Know Before You Go: A Guide to International Travelers

Whether you are traveling overseas for business or pleasure, the best way to insure a relaxing trip is to prevent problems before they happen and to know what to do if a problem occurs. Unfortunately, incidents of travelers falling victim to crime and other unexpected situations are daily occurrences throughout the world. Being able to deal with these situations can be of great importance at a time of crisis when a traveler is in another country.

After this program, travelers will be understand and be familiar with:
  1. Pre-departure considerations
  2. Customs registration & declaration of goods
  3. Identify why and how international travelers are victimized
  4. Prevent and/or reduce the chance of luggage theft/pilferage
  5. Deal with emergency passport and airline ticket replacement
  6. Understand the importance of luggage, car rental, and health insurance while abroad
  7. Understand what U.S. Consuls can and cannot do for you while abroad
  8. International safety tips

Street Smart Survival Skills:
How to Prevent From Becoming a Victim of Street Crime While Traveling


Everyday, travelers venture into large metropolitan cities both domestic and internationally. No matter where travelers go, they will end up in locations where street crime exists. It is even more prevalent in countries where unemployment, poverty, and overpopulation exist. In some countries, a traveler’s watch can equal a few months salary. Often criminals specifically target travelers because they are women, or because they are carrying expensive equipment. They also know victims will most likely not return to prosecute if the criminal were captured.

Today it takes more than the old adage "just use your common sense" to avoid falling victim to the criminal element. Criminals today are bolder, more calculated and widely experienced in committing crimes. They work in teams, one distracts you while the other
steals from you.

In order to reduce the traveler’s chances of being targeted, they must learn how the criminal element operates, what they look for, and what to do if confronted.

After this program, travelers will understand and be familiar with:

  1. How street criminals select their victims and why
  2. How criminals test victims for their "victim potential"
  3. How to respond to strangers
  4. What to do during and after a violent encounter
  5. How to survive a street robbery, assault or sexual assault
  6. The Do’s & Don'ts when confronted with weapons

Travel Safety and the Tour, Travel & Meeting Manager:
A Guide for Understanding and Implementing Safety and Security Measures for Their Clients


The safety and security of business and leisure travelers is a responsibility that is often overlooked by corporations and associations today. Everyday, employees are victimized and large amounts of money are spent to deal with the effects of crime. Blame is assigned, and remedial action is taken after the fact However, by understanding and addressing travel safety and security, a tour, travel or meeting planner can increase his or her effectiveness, and potentially save the company money and even possibly limit liability exposure. Learning why and how travelers are victimized can be a most important contribution to your company’s employees or clients safety or security during an event.

Additionally, travel professionals do not understand the liability for crimes committed against their travelers, in fact, the addressing and prevention of crime against travelers is often given a very low priority within companies. This program provides tour and travel managers insight into what can be done to address providing safety and security for their meeting attendees.

After this program, the attendees will understand:
  1. What other companies, corporations, travel, and meeting professionals are doing to insure the safety and security of their travelers
  2. How and when to address travelers about travel safety
  3. Most cost effective steps to accomplish this training
  4. What safety and security areas to address in hotel site inspections
  5. How to reduce company’s liability concerns

Hotel Safety and Security:
Some Arresting Thoughts on Unwelcome Guests

The traveling public’s perception of security in hotels continues to be a topic of concern among travelers and hotels alike. The safety and security of the hotel guest is a shared responsibility of both the hotel and the hotel guest. Hotels do the best they can to protect their guests, but with the large size of some properties, combined with the small amount of security officers to address this problem, guest security is often compromised.

This program focuses on how crime is committed in the hospitality setting by identifying how professional and opportunist criminals target travelers in hotels, motels, and resort properties. Hotel fire safety procedures, and what to do in case of an emergency are also
covered.

After this program, travelers will understand and be familiar with:

  1. Why criminals target travelers in hotels
  2. What locations within hotels are most targeted by criminals and compromise guest safety
  3. How criminals outfox hotel employees and gain information about hotel guests
  4. How criminals burglarize guest rooms, and the prevention of these crimes
  5. Hotel fire safety procedures
  6. How to best protect laptops at conferences, in meeting rooms and hotel rooms
For further information consider our book "Traveler Beware, An Undercover Cop's Guide To Avoiding Pickpockets, Luggage Theft, and Travel Scams" ISBN No. 0967130204, which can be ordered from our products page. You may also visit our web site which contains over 130 pages of travel safety information.
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