Executive Protection Blog

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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Sochi and security: Terrorist groups to watch at the 2014 Winter Olympics

November 26, 2013 - By Christian West

There has been a lot of talk about the security situation for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. And for good reason. The Black Sea resort town is located just a stone’s throw from the scene of a lot of recent political terror, and a number of terrorist groups have publicly announced their intention to violently disrupt the games.

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Expat Safety in Africa – Top 6 Travel Tips from AS Solution

November 1, 2013 - By Christian West

Forward thinking will prevent a lot of predictable trouble for travellers in Africa. Here’s some of the advice we give to executive clients. Whether you’re a seasoned road warrior or a first-timer, these tips will go a long way to keep you safe and enjoy your time in Africa.

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Update from Nairobi

October 29, 2013 - By Will Powell

Nairobi’s Westgate Mall was besieged between 21-24 September by Al Shabaab terrorists, leaving at least 70 people dead and many unanswered questions about the general level of security in Kenya, East Africa and the rest of the continent.

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Evacuation from Libya

October 10, 2013 - By Christian West

Mid-morning in Denmark. As news of Libyan PM Ali Zeidan’s kidnapping from a Tripoli hotel is making headlines around the world, we start to get calls from concerned clients…

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Q & A with Will Powell, AS Solution’s Safety and Security Advisor for Africa, who was in Nairobi this weekend

September 24, 2013 - By Christian West

We caught up with Will Powell, our key man in Africa, to ask him for some perspective in the wake of the recent events in Nairobi. As it happens, Will was on the ground in Nairobi during the attacks and has been able to get some very local insight.

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Executive Protection Agent – Insights & Lessons Learned

September 19, 2013 - By Christian West

This is one story out of many. A day in the life of an executive protection agent. It is not meant to be a complete to-do list, but it does provide some insight into dealing with unforeseen events that pop up out of nowhere when traveling.

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