Executive Protection Blog

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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Infographic: Mail screening & executive protection

Mail-borne threats infographic
December 26, 2019 - By Christian West & Martin Nielsen

Mail-borne threats must be taken seriously by executive protection professionals. New technology now makes effective mail screening available in more situations – and significantly improves residential and office security. Check out our infographic to learn more!

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Finding your career path in executive protection

Career planning in executive protection
December 20, 2019 - By Christian West & Brian Jantzen

Career planning is critical for success in the executive protection industry. But for many, the path forward is not obvious. In this blog, Christian West & Brian Jantzen share some tips on finding the EP career that’s right for you.

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The top 10 gadgets every EP pro wants for Christmas 2019

November 29, 2019 - By Christian West

The holidays are coming up, and you know what that means. It’s time for Christian West’s list of gadgets that every executive protection agent wants for Christmas in 2019!

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It’s time to talk about standardization of the executive protection industry

November 20, 2019 - By Christian West & Brian Jantzen

Standardization has a lot of advantages for providers and purchasers of all kinds of goods and services. So, why does the executive protection industry not yet have any agreed standards? Although more standardization would present challenges, these would be far outweighed by the benefits. The time has come to start talking about standardization and the executive protection industry – and to act.

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