What happens when executive protection goes wrong?

At its most basic, executive protection – or close protection – is a mitigative effort aimed at enhancing a principal’s safety. Done correctly, it can greatly deter potential threats from causing harm. Done incorrectly, and the consequences could be fatal.   Executive protection is more nuanced than you think. Despite a few, basic similarities, executive…

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Workplace Violence Prevention

Most people have a specific image in mind when they hear the term “security risk.” Some think of a hardened criminal, or a disgruntled insider. Others picture a faceless hacker in an unmarked building, peddling out lines of code to infiltrate bank accounts. But rarely does anybody consider one of the most recurrent threats facing…

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Four Essential Steps to Managing Modern Security

The Security Management Cycle Nearly every modern security framework can be broken down into four, distinct phases: Intelligence, Protection, Response, and Recovery. Each function as a failsafe for the one beforeit, so in a sense, managing security means managing failure. For example, if an organization falls short on responding to a threat, it should be…

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Threats and Counter Threats – Learning from Israeli Experience

In the pre-Covid Middle East, ISIS was still a major thorn in everyone’s side but it has since been pounded down in Syria where Russia has also been asserting itself. Relations between Israel and the UAE, Morocco and even Saudi Arabia and Turkey have warmed up. In three short years, elements of that political landscape…

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Beckham Burglary

David and Victoria Beckham live in a $50 million mansion in the posh Holland Park area of West London. They can easily afford to have the highest end security systems in place. And yet last month, while members of the family were at home downstairs, a burglar broke into an upper story  guest room and…

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Talking to Strangers

BOOK REVIEW   This week, we would like to recommend a book to our subscribers. Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell will make you think and, in some ways, doubt your ability to evaluate strangers. In the fields of law enforcement, intelligence and security we constantly engage and interact with strangers. We are trained to…

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Drone – friend or foe

Drones are everywhere. We’ve seen from Ukraine news how effective even slower, older drones can be in a military campaign. Paparazzi use drones to invade the private lives of celebrities. Law enforcement uses them for surveillance and tracking. Drones aid land surveyors for plotting areas. And folks love taking recreational airborne tours and testing their…

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Ukraine Improvises

Ukrainians have been slowing down the Russia invasion of their country through a combination of grit, courage and improvisation in the face of Russian fire power.  Russia’s standing army is #5 in the world with 900,000 active-duty soldiers plus 2 million reservists versus Ukraine’s 196,000 active plus 900,000 reservists. Russia’s military expenditure in 2020 was…

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Crime and Climate

  A recent study has again found a correlation between continuing climate change and a rise of violent crime across the globe. Researchers determined that for every degree of above-average temperature there was a matching one percent increase in the rate of violent crime. This study was a collaboration between universities in Abu Dhabi, India…

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