Category - Blog

The importance of reliable risk assessment in executive protection

November 27, 2020 -

Risk assessments should be the foundation of all executive protection programs but are too often underprioritized. Read our latest blog to learn why this happens – and why it should be changed.

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So, you’re a new executive protection manager

November 9, 2020 -

The executive protection industry is growing, and so is the number of new executive protection manager positions.

As we will see in this blog, new EP managers face all of the same challenges as new managers in any industry – and there are plenty of them – as well as a number of issues more specific to executive protection.

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The importance of preventive maintenance in executive protection

October 22, 2020 -

Like anything else with many moving parts, executive protection programs are subject to wear and tear and even the occasional breakdown. Preventive maintenance significantly reduces the risk of small problems turning into big ones that can ultimately result in program failure.

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Why corporations are using more Critical Incident Response Teams

September 30, 2020 - - By Brian Jantzen & Ryan Fresn & Aaron Mauldin

Corporate use of Critical Incident Response Teams (CIRTs) is increasing. Our own number of teams working at corporate clients has risen five-fold in the last six months alone. We’ve written before about CIRTs and how the integrate with corporate security…

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Three executive protection myths corporations need to bust

September 16, 2020 - - By Brian Jantzen

In this blog, we take a closer look at three of the most frequently mentioned hesitations that make new corporate clients express – and the myths about executive protection that underlie them.

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Executive protection planning for Davos 2021: Though postponed, it’s still complicated

August 26, 2020 - - By Sonny Schürer

As we write this blog in August, there remain many uncertainties about how many in-person participants will travel to Davos next summer. The conditions under which they will meet and the consequences for the executive protection details that are charged with keeping their principals safe, happy and productive during the meeting are still unclear.

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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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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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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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