We Care About You During This Challenging Time

With the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to remind you that we are here for you. We can answer your questions, direct you to a resource, brainstorm next steps, or help in any way. Please reach out to me at [email protected].

In Today’s Uncertain World, We Keep You Safe, Secure, and Compliant

How Secure Are You? 

We help companies protect their people from workplace violence, reduce security risks and vulnerabilities to people, property, and brand, and improve response during emergencies to save lives.

With a holistic security strategy focusing on prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery, you’ll increase safety at your organization. Find out how an assessment tells you what you have and what you need, an emergency management plan protects you from the unexpected, and training prepares your people for a safe workplace.

Get Insight from a Nationally Recognized Security Expert—Customized for You 

G. Michael Verden, Owner and CEO of The Lake Forest Group, applies methodologies learned in a 21-year career as an agent for the U.S. Secret Service protecting the President, First Lady, and other heads of state and large-scale events such as the Olympics and the Super Bowl to your environment. He’ll work with you to identify vulnerabilities and customize proper risk management techniques that protect your people without adversely affecting your company’s culture.

More About G. Michael Verden  

To get started on a customized security strategy that protects your organization, property, and people, contact The Lake Forest Group. Best-in-class solutions to keep you safe, secure, and compliant.


  Keeping You Safe, Secure, and Compliant

Security Education and Training

Competencies: Active Shooter; Workplace Violence; Emergency Preparedness; Security Assessment; and Policies

Industry Best Practices Active Shooter Plan

Competencies: Emergency Preparedness; Emergency Management; Training; Workplace Violence, Policies and Procedures

Protecting Schools and Students

Competencies: Security Assessment; Security Plan; Active Shooter; Training; Emergency Preparedness

Hospitals and Medical Centers Security and Safety

Understanding the Security Disciplines Unique to Medical Facilities

Because a medical campus is typically an open environment designed to accommodate patients, visitors, employees, practitioners, and staff, many hospitals face the challenge of balancing the need to present a friendly and welcoming property with the right combination of security measures to ensure safety. Download our free presentation, “Workplace Violence in Healthcare Settings Presentation”

Executive Protection Assessment

Protecting the C-Suite from the Tax Man. Learn About IRS Compliance.

An Independent Security Study will help select executives in your company avoid unnecessary tax liability and at the same time assess your company’s security environment while providing great value to you in your role as a corporate security professional. Download our free document, “Tailoring an Independent Security Study to Comply with the IRS.”

High Net Worth Security

High Net Worth Individuals Demand Dynamic Risk Management

To provide best-in-class high net worth security, we need to understand the challenges that high net worth individuals face—especially as they relate to their residences, modes of travel and itineraries, and business obligations and those of their family offices.

Because their number one concern is the safety of their families, a dynamic risk management can help to ensure a safe environment whether they’re at home, work, or traveling.

Download our free document,High Net Worth Security Checklist.

For Marijuana Dispensaries and Growers‎

Our Marijuana Security Plan Can Give You a Competitive Advantage.

If you’re applying for a medical marijuana grower or dispensary license, The Lake Forest Group can assist in the state application process by writing a holistic security plan that based on our extensive industry knowledge, can give you a competitive advantage. Download our free report, “Why Most Medical Marijuana State License Applications Fail.”

  Security Industry Insights