Careful what you wish for… but wishing is not enough The celebrity protection business has allowed me the ability to … >>>
Our Global Risk partners, Drum Cussac, provide in-depth analysis of global risks, here is your summary of the last 30 days. Including: 40 dead in armed attack in Mali, 13 killed in Hostage situation in Mexico, Multiple Islamic State Militants killed in Iraq and explosion on a bus in Sweden.
With each client, the situation and threat level will vary, as will their requirements and appetite. When it comes to security there are a myriad of options available, often (and hopefully) with multiple, complementary components working together in harmony. One weapon in the personal protection armory is Protective Surveillance. This article attempts to provide a comprehensive overview of a service that has multiple benefits, quite a few limitations and several misrepresentations.
One thing I find amusing and annoying is that whenever there is a terrorist attack with an attacker using a long gun the media tends to immediately label the shooter as a sniper. There is a very big difference between a trained sniper and some idiot with a rifle and just because someone served in the military to some extent it does not make them a sniper. But, with modern weapons and a little knowledge the wannabe jihadist or anarchist are still a serious threat.
The recent surge in acid attacks in London and surrounding areas has filled the headlines in recent weeks and months, understandably causing a great deal of concern for the general public and those responsible for their safety.
Physical violence is a fact of life. Those of us involved in the security industry are in the front of the queue when it comes to people wishing to cause us harm. It is right that we are held to account and it is right that we are taught and encouraged to use de-escalation techniques, but at the moment we and those we are dealing with are in greater danger than need be because the training is inadequate.
Minding the Media Behind many of the news teams you see reporting from high risk environments can be found a … >>>
SPEED + DISTANCE = SURVIVAL As I’m writing this, my child is in the midst of a lockdown drill at her … >>>
How to Stay Off the 'X' Providing protective services requires a mind set that differs dramatically from the norm. This … >>>
Boston April 15, 2013 14:49 pm: Chechen brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev load two bombs into two separate … >>>
The majority of attacks on mobile devices focused on human exploitation, as found in the Proofpoint Human Factor Report. … >>>
If you work in an environment where people are likely to get physically injured, then it stands to reason you would want … >>>
At some point in our careers, those of us working in a protective capacity will likely receive a call to … >>>
In our roles as a security professional we will at times come across individuals with high conflict … >>>
As an Executive Protection Professional you might find yourself working with a variety of age groups, … >>>
People go to church for all kinds of reasons but almost no one goes to find trouble. The ones that do go for that … >>>
I want to start this edition of Keeping Your Edge by giving you a glimpse into how my non-operational days go, those are … >>>
Going to (or going back to) university seems to be becoming increasingly popular and I have lost count of the number of … >>>
How the industry has changed and evolved The role of the medic working on the ground in hostile environments has … >>>
This past March, WikiLeaks dumped 8,761 CIA documents collectively known as “Vault 7.” These documents contained … >>>
Do you ever feel bogged down by other people’s demands? Or as though, no matter how much you help someone, it’s just not … >>>
Here’s a question: How do you express something special and meaningful that has occurred during your time in the … >>>
For anyone involved in higher education, especially postgraduate courses, the term “independent learner” is probably … >>>
When it comes to surviving sudden violence whether as the result of an active shooter or other civilian mass casualty … >>>
Having been in church for over 50 years, the words church security sometimes seem like an oxymoron. Church was the place … >>>