Protecting War Correspondents is a bit of a paradox. On the one hand, you’re there to protect them from harm, and on the other, you’re paid to guide them into the most dangerous places on earth – often single-handedly.
There is no better time than now to dive into the world of zero day vulnerabilities. This article looks at how zero days behave, assesses some of the most infamous examples of them, and perhaps most importantly, provides best practices for how to deal with these elusive threats.
A non-lethal method of entry device that is being used by some of the world’s elite forces to punch the first entry point into a building is the ‘Wall-Breaker’. Terrorists will not expect a response team’s point of entry to be straight through a solid wall, the floor or ceiling.
What is it with hurricanes and journalists behaving irresponsibly in such extreme conditions? As a security advisor to media teams, I can hardly believe my eyes. Understandably, a lot of pressure comes from TV bosses, sat in warm, safe studios who want to compete with other network providers by having their employees take needless risks, but it’s time for individuals to take responsibility for their own safety and set an example to younger ‘green’ journalists entering the profession.
What can you do to improve your travel security when away on an international business trip? There are many simple steps that you can take to aid your safety and by being aware of these you can greatly increase your chances of returning without serious incident. Adhere to these travel security tips to reduce the likelihood of an incident.
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The last article Defining protection: underpinning risk & crisis management suggested some of the areas for considerations when developing plans for asset protection. Here stakeholders and the holistic approach to protection were considered posing the questions, what do we seek to protect and what are the genuine threats to these assets? Continuing […]
RISK AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT SERIES Often managers, decision makers and even planners tend to think with a focused view within their own areas of expertise and influence. A financial manager for instance will consider the business bottom line and ways in which budgets can be controlled and costs minimised. Similarly a Security manager will […]
In Colombia, A Chance for Peace BOGOTÁ – The world’s longest-running armed conflict could soon be coming to an end. Peace negotiations between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have gone on for months in Havana, Cuba, but they have gathered steam following the re-election of Colombia’s President Juan Manuel […]
A look at Hostile Environment Surveillance Operations As a result of the privatization of Iraq in 2003 and the dramatic growth of private security operations in politically unstable and hostile environments, close protection professionals are finding themselves working in increasingly diverse environments that require highly specialized skills and training. One of those specializations […]