This article was originally published in EP Nexus. Please click here to see its original version. And please check out EP Nexus to find many excellent articles on executive protection, protective intelligence, OSINT investigations, threat assessment, and more. In the first installment of this two-part, joined article, I described a large political fundraiser back in 2008. Prior… Read More The Field-Intel’ Connection: Intelligence In Executive Protection
“Fail Often so you can succeed sooner.” —Tom Kelly. Mistakes and failures in surveillance, surveillance detection and special protective operations are things I write about quite frequently. I’ve examined them from every which way, explained how they look, discussed many case studies and talked about how to avoid them. One aspect I haven’t touched on… Read More Big Mistakes & Embarrassing Failures
A version of this article has also been published in Security Solutions Magazine. On the evening of the 19th of December, 2016, the world was shocked as news came out about the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov. Karlov was shot from behind as he was delivering a speech at the Cagdas… Read More A Lesson In Diplomatic Protection
In recent years, quite a few articles have been published about CEO protection and how much money different corporations spend on it. Forbes might have been the first to get this trend started with this (somewhat dated) article. CNBC discussed the issue back during the healthcare debate, and Fortune Magazine put out a piece about… Read More Protecting The CEO
OK, let’s take a fun little look at Hollywood depictions of surveillance, surveillance detection and general covert operations. First, understand that I’m a huge movie buff, so I’m not about to pour any scorn on the film industry for what it gets wrong. Movies and TV shows are for fun, and so is this article,… Read More Hollywood, Surveillance and Covert Operations
What’s the difference between risk and threat? It’s a simple question about two very common terms we use in the security industry, but one that more people need to ask themselves. And as a result of not doing so, too many security professionals end up using risk and threat (and occasionally, vulnerability too) interchangeably. This… Read More Threats & Risks
On the brighter side, one thing that the Trump inauguration has demonstrated is that anyone can become president. After the 2008 election, many people were elated to discover that even a young, half black, internationally raised, community organizing, first term senator from Illinois can become president. But in the last eight years, the envelope has… Read More Anyone Can Do It!