Executive Protection Blog

Spending a lot of time with billionaires doesn’t make you a billionaire – and other hard lessons for up-and-coming EP agents

July 29, 2020 - By Martin Nielsen & Mac Segal

No one said that life is supposed to be fair. Spending a lot of time with idiots can indeed make you an idiot. But as EP professionals (should) know, spending a lot of time with billionaires does not make you a billionaire. Go figure.

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Quality control, standardization, certification and executive protection: Where do we go from here?

July 15, 2020 - By Christian West & Sonny Schürer

The lack of shared standards makes it difficult for clients to distinguish good from bad executive protection programs. In this blog, Christian West and Sonny Schürer make a modest proposal for improving standardization of the executive protection industry based on their experience with ISO 9001 quality certification in Denmark.

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Street smarts, micro intelligence, and executive protection

June 22, 2020 - By Christian West & Martin Nielsen

If protective intelligence is the bridge that connects intelligence analysis and executive protection, micro intelligence is what holds that bridge together. Read the blog by Christian West and Martin Nielsen to learn more about practical intel that starts at the street level.

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Remote protective security management and the new normal

June 5, 2020 - By Christian West & Brian Jantzen

In this blog, Christian West & Brian Jantzen explore one aspect of the new normal after COVID-19: the increasing importance of remote protective security management.

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Executive protection and the new normal of a world with COVID-19: Why we need more than program tweaks

May 19, 2020 - By Christian West & Brian Jantzen

The executive protection industry must adapt to evolving client demands and risk scenarios to stay relevant in a world with COVID-19. It will take many small changes – and some game-changing thinking.

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6 things we’ve learned in our protection careers that help us now in the COVID-19 outbreak – and beyond

April 29, 2020

To write this blog, I asked some of my fellow AS Solution managers to name the one thing they’ve learned in their executive protection and security career that’s helping them now during the COVID-19 outbreak. Settling on just one thing…

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How to prevent security breaches when working from home

April 13, 2020 - By Sonny Schürer & Martin Nielsen

Now that millions of people around the world are learning to keep their jobs while keeping their social distance, the importance of preventing security breaches when working from home has never been greater. In this blog, we provide nine proven ways to improve your digital safety and protect your privacy.

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Infographic: Staying safe, happy and productive while in quarantine

March 30, 2020 - By Christian West & Mac Segal

Christian West and Mac Segal share some executive protection tips on residential security during the COVID-19 outbreak, including how to set up the inner and outer protective bubbles. There’s also a version ready to download and print.

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Executive protection in times of COVID-19: We need forward thinking more than ever

March 19, 2020 - By Christian West

As the COVID-19 outbreak is turning things upside down for people all over the world, Christian West shares some perspectives on being prepared – also for the unexpected – and never forgetting that forward thinking is key to our profession.

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Infographic: Staying safe in the COVID-19 outbreak

March 3, 2020 - By Christian West & Sean Paul Schuhriemen

As the COVID-19 outbreak spreads, many people are wondering how to stay safe, happy and productive. We’ve rounded up the best safety tips we could find, and put them together in this infographic. Please have a look – and download the PDF if you want to print or share with others.

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Why we need to train and hire the first executive protection technology officers

February 21, 2020 - By Martin Nielsen & Christian West

The time has come to add a new skill set to the EP toolbox. In this blog, Martin Nielsen and Christian West argue that if cyber threats to personal security are to be taken seriously, then we need to train and hire the first executive protection technology officers (EPTOs).

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Fear is not a gift in executive protection

February 10, 2020 - By Jared Van Driessche & Christian West

Fear can be a gift to people in vulnerable situations, but it’s really not helpful in executive protection operations or careers. Read the blog by Christian West and Jared Van Driessche to learn more.

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Travel security: Simple tips from executive protection pros

January 31, 2020 - By Christian West & Mac Segal

Whether you’re a backpacker on a budget or a corporate road warrior, these simple, practical tips on how to stay safe while traveling can make a big difference. Executive protection pros Christian West and Mac Segal have written these for…

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Why the wrong framing causes dysfunctional executive protection programs

January 27, 2020 - By Christian West & Brian Jantzen

We’ve written extensively about what makes executive protection programs work. In this blog, we turn our focus to what makes EP programs not work – including dissimilar framing. Unless they share the same framing, when providers and clients talk about executive protection, they’re often not even talking about the same thing. What could go wrong?

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3 predictions for the executive protection industry in 2020

2020 predictions
January 7, 2020 - By Christian West & Brian Jantzen

As we open our calendars to the new year – and a new decade – Christian West and Brian Jantzen share some insights on the trends they believe will be most important for the executive protection industry in 2020 – and make three predictions.

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