Here is an excellent, comprehensive OSINT resource list – Bellingcat OSINT landscape.
There seems to be one question asked repeatedly in many of the social media groups that never is answered to the satisfaction of those seeking the information, “How do I find, get and keep overseas contract work with a PMC?” Additionally, many articles written on the subject seem to be more ‘fluff’ than any real information and written by those who do not have any clue as to how to find, get and keep overseas contracts. The purpose of this article is to provide meaningful and effective guidance with the aim of satisfying that request for information, similar to the Guide to Contracting & Subcontracting Security Services article.
Below, I have reached out to many who have both direct and current experience with contracting overseas who have been generous enough to offer their time to provide much needed insight and guidance on the subject, covering How to Find Open Contracts, How to Find and Connect with Recruiters, Steps to Ensure Application Compliance, Successful Training Tips, Successful Deployment Tips and Coming Back Home/Maintaining Readiness.
As a training provider, we are proud to benchmark the term ‘post-graduate support.’ We take pride in this as it not only sets us apart from the pack, but also provides a significant advantage to our graduates and their feedback is astounding which is what drives us to provide the best, most valuable, practical training and practical follow-on support that we can.
Perhaps one of the most common areas we provide this support in is contracting and subcontracting security services. More specifically, how to do so including methods of advertising, networking, obtaining contracts and how to subcontract those services to the larger firms. Below are some tips and tactics that not only have I found to be successful but our graduates have provided excellent feedback on as well.
As a courtesy to our Alumni, we will be offering our investigative services* at ‘no-profit’ rates in order to enable effective information gathering and intelligence development to those with limited resources. No results = no fee.
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Drafting documents can be tricky, time consuming and expensive. However, there is no reason to re-invent the wheel. As we try to facilitate our graduates in their endeavors, attached below are the typically inquired about forms and documents.
One of the biggest drawbacks of potential candidates for a position is the way they present themselves. As they say, “You can’t polish a turd.” So do not present yourself as such, otherwise the Recruiter/Employer/Client will not waste their time trying to disprove the statement above.
One of the most important and effective function of providing protective services is the advance. From coordinating logistics to screening for threats, the advance produces more positive results and a higher chance of success than any other protective function of the practitioner.
The chances of something happening are statistically low given the threat facing our average executive, however IF something does happen… those statistics don’t matter anymore.
“FAILING TO PREPARE, IS PREPARING TO FAIL”
Below, developed from the methodologies we rely on to protect our clients combined with my experiential and practical knowledge, we have compiled the most effective task list for the widest range of venues we could given our average task and environment. Some advances are far more detailed and some just the opposite, however what we have created is a utility driven example of an advance worksheet that is simple and rapid enough to use repeatedly yet productive enough to result in an effective advance.
Recent discussions in professional groups, such as the Security Driver & Training Facebook group, included recommendations and ideas for putting together a vehicle readiness check list, any input on lessons learned to add to the standard check lists for vehicles, etc.
Below is a list that I have developed for our Defensive & Evasive Driving Course that is both simple and effective for use by protective agents who routinely check their vehicles for optimal readiness, including rental vehicles.