Richard “Bo” Dietl lost his guns. The former NYPD Detective and media contributor on Fox News and the Don Imus show, founder of Beau Dietl & Associates, subject of a film where he was played by Stephen Baldwin, and Chairman of the New York State Security Guard Advisory Council was featured on Jon Stewart’s show for being himself burglarized. What’s funny is that his description of what happened, particularly his focus on the security measures he had in place but that weren’t used, follow the well worn pattern of responses one typically hears after an information security breach (but we were PCI compliant, we had IDS in place, it was a sophisticated attacker, everyone gets hacked, and so forth).
Bo Dietl had his guns (9 handguns and a shotgun) stolen from his 1 Penn Plaza office sometime between November 2007 and last January according to his time frame. He spends time in the clip showing us his office’s four hour safe (fire protection is given in hours), the safe the guns were next to, not in. The shot gun was on top of a bookshelf.
The Daily Show, 04/15/2010
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Beau Dietl & Associates
The firm primarily handles personnel and physical security, and has a list of firms, events, and celebrities for which they have provided personal protection.
Unfortunately when Bo starts advising on information security, the wheels fall off the wagon:
A laugh on a Friday along with two important lessons: the best security measures don’t work when they’re not actually used, and practice what you preach.
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