Executive Protection Blog

The 3 ways successful executive protection agents turn downtime into uptime – and turbocharge their careers

January 19, 2017 - By Brian Jantzen & Jared Van Driessche & Christian West

In this blog Brian, Jared and Christian look back over their own careers – and those of many they’ve worked with – to answer a question they hear from lots of aspiring executive protection agents: How can I get better at my game – and improve my professional opportunities?

There’s no simple answer, and it all takes work. The good news is you can start by making better use of downtime.

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Four intelligence analysis developments executive protection managers need to understand in 2017

January 4, 2017 - By Christian West & Brian Jantzen

Inspired by Ryan Long’s excellent presentation at the Close Protection Conference in Las Vegas in December, this blog takes a close look at four key developments intelligence analysts are keeping an eye on in 2017 – and what they mean for executive protection managers.

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10 more gadgets every executive protection agent wants for Christmas

December 16, 2016 - By Christian West

Do you remember how much you loved your first Swiss Army knife as a kid? Well, get ready to start craving a few more gizmos. Our last Christmas blog was a hit that confirmed our belief in the enduring attraction…

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Staying safe in Honduras & Central America

December 1, 2016 - By Robert Loesener

Security expert Robert Loesener, Project Manager for AS Solution in Honduras, shares perspectives on staying safe in Honduras and the rest of Central America.

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Drones and corporate security: What’s new in 2016?

November 17, 2016 - By Sean Paul Schuriemen & Christian West & Sonny Schürer

In this post, we’ll give a brief update on the key laws governing drone use, and then focus on the recent advances in drone technology and their implications for security.

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Tech Tools for Event Security

tech tools for event security
November 4, 2016 - By Sonny Schürer & Mark Jaques & Antonio Revilla

Learn about the tech tools that we rely on for best-in-class event security.

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Tech tools for halls & walls security

halls and walls technology
October 21, 2016 - By Sean Paul Schuriemen & Christian West

In this blog, you’ll learn how we use technology to improve the effectiveness – and efficiency – of halls & walls security for executive protection.

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What executive protection pros can learn from the Kim Kardashian robbery

Paris
October 7, 2016 - By Christian West & Brian Jantzen

In this blog, we attempt to draw a few lessons from the Kim Kardashian robbery in Paris from the perspective of executive protection professionals.

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The TSCM tools we use for corporate executive protection

September 23, 2016 - By David Falco & Sean Paul Schuriemen

Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) tools are an important part of corporate executive protection.

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Medical tools for corporate executive protection

September 8, 2016 - By Eric Stewart

In this blog, we’re going to take a look at the medical tools for executive protection that I find are the most important. But before we get there, let me make an important point: emergency medicine is about much more than the gear.

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10 mistakes executive protection agents need to stop making

August 24, 2016 - By Christian West & Jared Van Driessche

Everybody slips up sometimes. We’re only human after all. And as Hall of Fame basketball coach John Wooden pointed out, “If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything.”

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7 things I’ve learned about being a woman in executive protection

August 18, 2016 - By Rachael Paskvan

A lot of people are surprised to learn that women work in executive protection – and that I’m one of them. They often ask me how I got into the profession, so let’s cover that first.

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Terrorism, executive protection and everything in between

August 3, 2016 - By Ivor Terret

Terrorism in no longer a terrible thing that happens elsewhere to others. For the progressive protection professional, it is therefore of prime importance to take the threat of terrorism seriously and to consider this when protecting yourself and your principal.

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Six ways executive flight crews can improve their personal security – and the principal’s – wherever they travel

July 6, 2016 - By Mac Segal

The unfortunate reality is that anywhere and anyone could be legitimate targets for hostile acts. But compared to the average tourist, executive air crews have even higher risks – as well as the potential to improve or reduce the principal’s security.

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9 things I’ve learned about leadership in executive protection

June 22, 2016 - By Travis Hess

I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some great leaders during my career. In this blog I’d like to share what I’ve learned from them about leadership in executive protection.

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