Executive Protection Blog

ROI of an Executive Protection Driver – You’ll Be Surprised

May 27, 2014 - By Christian West

Have you calculated the ROI of executive drivers? Hiring a professional driver is often considered a luxury reserved only for the upper echelons of major corporations. However, when seen from a business perspective and through the lens of risk management, using well-trained drivers to help executives with ground transportation can often provide very good return on investment.

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Identity Privacy – Do’s & Don’ts to Keep Your Identity Private

May 8, 2014 - By Sonny Schürer

It happens to celebrities every day all over the world: paparazzi photographers appear out of nowhere to snap pictures, ask questions and generally make a nuisance of themselves. Just how they get their information on the whereabouts of the rich and famous are closely guarded secrets. But dumpster diving, paying informants and taking advantage of people’s carelessness – and human nature – are all part of the toolbox when it comes to compromising identity security.

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Hotel Safety: 13 Insider Safety Tips You Need to Know

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April 9, 2014 - By Will Powell

AS Solution has been advising major hotel chains on security and fire safety issues for a number of years. Along the way, we’ve seen some of the best practices in the world – and unfortunately, some of the worst, too. This blog offers some inside tips that all travelers should know so they can put forward thinking to work for them even as they sleep.

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Update on the Ebola outbreak in Guinea

April 2, 2014 - By Will Powell

A few clients here in Africa have asked us for our opinion on the Ebola outbreak from a security and staff safety point of view. While we’re neither doctors nor epidemiologists, we do have some experience with similar outbreaks and contacts on the ground – and we hope that we can provide even a little insight that might be helpful to our network.

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Getting around India during the elections: four takeaways for executive travellers

March 28, 2014 - By Krishnan Ramanathan

The world’s largest democracy takes to the polls this April and May. While India offers logistical challenges beyond the ordinary at any time of the year, election time ratchets up the complications even more – and everyone from backpackers and C-suite executives needs to plan ahead.

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Top 9 Trends for Executive Protection in 2014

March 21, 2014 - By Brian Jantzen

The executive protection industry continues to evolve to meet the changing needs of corporate security. When you add to this some major shifts in economic activity worldwide – as well as technological innovation – some interesting trends emerge that we think are worth discussing. Check them out – and let us know your take on these and other trends.

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How To Spot Hostile Surveillance → Practical Tips

February 13, 2014 - By Ivor Terret

Detecting hostile surveillance is a specialist skill that takes years to become an expert in. While we don’t pretend to be able to teach surveillance detection through a single blog post, we are convinced that international travelers and expats can come a long way with a few simple tips.

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MSO Training – Choosing a Maritime Security Officer Course

February 6, 2014 - By Sonny Schürer

The maritime security industry has evolved rapidly in response to the growing threat of international piracy. As the overall market for maritime security services increases, more and more are considering Maritime Security Officer (MSO) training. This article takes a look at three key trends in the maritime security industry – and what they mean to people looking for the right Maritime Security Officer (MSO) training course.

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Davos: A world-class challenge for Executive Protection Professionals

January 16, 2014 - By Christian West

The 44th World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Annual Meeting takes place in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, from 22-25 January 2014.

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Executive protection 2014: Key events for the coming year

January 11, 2014 - By Christian West

2014 is here, and with it a brand new year of exciting challenges for executive protection professionals. We’re already gearing up here at AS Solution for what we believe will be our busiest year yet. Here’s the overview of the 2014 events that we’re planning secure travel around for many of our Fortune 500 clients.

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Holiday gift ideas for your favorite road warrior: 3

December 24, 2013 - By Christian West

All good things come in threes, so here’s the third installment of our guide to packing for a trip.

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Holiday gift ideas for your favorite road warrior: 2

December 22, 2013 - By Christian West

Check out our second installment on must-bring travel gear and other trip essentials – contributed by another intrepid AS Solution seasoned traveler. Be sure to scroll to the bottom to see what he packs into his checked luggage, too.

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Holiday gift ideas for your favorite road warrior

December 19, 2013 - By Christian West

Like life, travel just wouldn’t be as fun without gadgets. We asked some of our AS Solution colleagues – the ones who really add up the air miles – to share their personal favorites. What are the things they always pack on a trip, whether it’s for work or play?

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Travel to South Africa after Mandela’s Death

December 6, 2013 - By Will Powell

South Africa’s president, Jacob Zuma, has just confirmed that Nelson Mandela’s funeral will take place in Qunu, the village in Eastern Cape where Mandela was born, on Sunday, December 15.

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How to stay safe at the Sochi Olympics

December 2, 2013 - By Christian West

Given the Sochi region’s troubled past, security has been one of the main focuses of Putin’s plan for the Sochi Olympics. Be assured that massive amounts of money have been spent to ensure the safety of both guests and athletes. Check out our previous post for more background.

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