This is a very common question for anyone looking to get into EP or advance their career. Below is my best and honest answer, based on my experiences and professional opinion.
Risk for executives in United States is on the rise. Therefore, hiring executive protection professionals has become the rule instead of the exception over the past decade. The need for security and driver services are highlighted by incidents such as the kidnapping and murder of tech CEO Tushar Atre and most recently the brutal shooting of Microsoft executive Jared Bridegan. Tushar Atre was kidnapped from his residence and killed by disgruntled employees. He was then left in his personal vehicle to be found on another one of his nearby properties. No security team was present at the residence which enabled easy access to his home for the intruders.
A residential security detail is often thought of and described as boring, uneventful, and unnecessary by agents that feel they are “stuck” working in a static security position. However, residential security is a crucial process that bears the same importance as escorting a client to exotic locations and high-profile events.
The relationship between criticality and accessibility has been studied habitually by military, law enforcement and security personnel since the Vietnam war. Criticality and accessibility are only two of the six factors measured using the CARVER model, which has been an accepted methodology in the security industry since its inception. CARVER is an acronym used by industry professionals to assess overall client risk and is comprised of the following elements: Criticality, Accessibility, Recuperability, Vulnerability, Effects and Recognizability.
With more and more people conducting business at home, employees working remotely and even CEOs running companies from their residences, it is no surprise the FBI has reported a more than 300% increase in cyber crimes since COVID began. This article is intended to discuss the very basics of cyber security that we can apply to our homes to make us more secure.
A growing risk due to technological advancements, Technical Surveillance Counter-Measures (aka bug sweeps) is a process which protects against a serious concern for those with valuable or proprietary information or other at-risk individuals who need to protect their private information.
Within modern “executive protection,” there are a lot of different varieties of clients, various genres of service fields, and all kinds of agent personalities and backgrounds, etc. But one thing that we all enjoy across the spectrum is gear. In this webinar, we will discuss various types of on-the-job equipment, ranging from go-bags and med kits to attire and holsters. This webinar is free.
This article is aimed to shed some light (pun intended) on my favorite set of options for an EDC flashlight. Let me say this – I buy a lot of gear. I do this in constant search for the next best thing and I like to publish these reviews to save you that expense and T&E time.