Surprisingly, many people who took part in the thread commented, saying that they don’t find anything wrong with it. Some of them even named their own old clients. Others tried to justify the practice of name-dropping by saying it was a former client, or that they didn’t reveal anything personal about the client, or that they had the client’s approval to post that picture or to name the client. And finally, some said their client is already pretty well-known and paparazzi are always getting pictures of them together so why hide it? Essentially, they are good guys, and how dare we criticize people we don’t know. These were a number of the comments from individuals who either work in the security industry as operatives or own companies and hire agents to represent them.
If you’ve spent enough time around executive protection professionals, you’re no doubt familiar with the concept of creating a bubble around a protectee. It seems simple enough, right? Create the protocols, vet those with which the protectee interacts, and stringently direct the protectee’s activities without deviation.
In reality, of course, creating a safe environment for those elected officials, business leaders and celebrities who require protection by statute, board decree, or simply because they attract unwanted attention is an enormously challenging task that requires tremendous flexibility and innovation from those responsible. Let’s be honest — while many people who require such protection for their own safety understand and appreciate the necessity, they, including some past and current U.S. Presidents, are not always cooperative when faced with security limitations.
Our Global Risk partners, Drum Cussac, provide in-depth analysis of global risks, here is your summary of the last 30 days. Including: Protestors in Hong Kong, Mosque attack in Iraq, IS abductions in Syria, shooting in Michigan.
Task, Threat and Environment, The Mindset of Protective Services Professional. This is a mindset that goes beyond situational awareness, knowledge, or even foresight but rather a collection of them all into a cycle which must be constantly in rotation. The items listed are the most paramount on the task list of a security professional engaged in protective services.
Security Consultant, Ben Hockman, shares tips on breaking the communication barrier when operating in foreign countries where the locals do not speak your native language. Specifically, the advantages he experienced, having Spanish language skills while working on an assignment in Colombia.
Our Intelligence and Analysis Partner, Drum Cussac provides in-depth analysis of global risks via in-house experts, cutting edge technology and a comprehensive global source network. Global Risk Roundup, November 2018 Edition.
What is the state of our industry? Where are we headed? What are the emerging trends? Take a peek behind the curtain of the Close Protection Industry.
Risk assessment highlights the possibility for Russian retaliation at the Russia 2018 World Cup, against travelers, and even high-profile dignitaries of countries who imposed international sanctions and diplomatic expulsions against the host nation.
One of the most dangerous things I have had to encounter when escorting a client is when you egress a nightclub environment. Being a solo operator makes this almost Mission Impossible yet it is done every day in the Executive Protection field. Without the luxury of a multi-man team you are essentially blind to the […]
8 Things to Remember As the designated protection you may have to create a plan for taking a domestic client abroad. If so, here are 8 things to consider before you set off. 1.The Advance: In some third world countries, the advance can be more challenging to effectively execute; that said, never go on […]
For instance, a wealthy business client may have excellent close protection complete with burley guards, but may in actuality be under no more risk of attack than the average person on the streets. A higher risk to that individual may come from hackers compromising information that attracts media attention, yet this information is protected by little more than a reputable software Security system.
Nigeria remains a key spot for drug trafficking, with vast international networks connecting it to South America, trans-Saharan, South Asia, and also to the rest of Africa. Domestic drug consumption is also worrying authorities.
Operational planning remains a specific and oriented led phase that is pivotal to the entire scope of the operation itself. This is due to the peculiarities of different operations.
CSARN 4th Crisis Leadership and Business Recovery Conference 1 July, 2013 – 09:00 – 15:50 Herbert Smith Freehills, Exchange House, Primrose Street, London, EC2A 2EG With presentations from government, business and police leaders, this full day conference is designed to equip security, business continuity, emergency and resilience planners with the skills and knowledge to […]
Detailed and in-depth observations of suspect individuals through behavioral analysis could be of real benefit to the security professional in the early detection of a major security incident and protecting yourself and client from collateral damage.
This competitive advantage is no longer driven by the traditional guard, a new breed is coming to power, a breed of security and resiliency specialists with generalist commercial skills backed up by credible experience and training.