Covert Operations – Hiding Your Purpose | Ivor Terret

Covert protection is not hiding your presence from the principal. It’s hiding your purpose from the environment.

In this episode we’re going to bring together two separate and distinct topics, covert protection operations and methodologies for learning the craft. Why? Because we’re joined by a guest who is at the forefront of both these subjects. Today we’re speaking with Ivor Terret, founder and CEO of Enablement Advisers.

In this edition of the podcast, we cover:

  • The differences between covert protection surveillance detection and the importance of understanding that.
  • How do you know if covert protection is the right solution for your principal? And how do you sell it to the stakeholders?
  • You want to get new methodologies under your belt and become more versatile. Is covert protection a skill you should learn? Where do you start?
  • Can covert protection be taught online? Can anything in the field of protective services be learned online?

See why Ivor says, 

“Correct planning is the answer and training is the application of those written tactics and response. Not the other way around.“

About Ivor: 

Upon leaving national service in the Israel Defense force and Israeli Police Ivor was selected to help found and architect a government Surveillance Detection and Covert Security Unit tasked with protecting Heads of State and Strategic Sites.

Ivor has designed and implemented security master plans for covert counter terror units, high-risk facilities, protective details and has consulted on a myriad of projects including mass transport hubs, business parks, hotels, residences, high risk facilities and factories.

Ivor brings over two decades of international counter terror experience at both the official and private sector levels including instructing hundreds of students from high-risk facility security teams, government covert VIP units, government Surveillance Detection units, hotel security senior management, aviation security personnel and senior management, specialized law enforcement and counter terror units as well as corporate EP and SD units.

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