As a protection specialist, do you need to understand the technical threat posed to your client of an increasingly connected world? Does this fall within your lane or is it someone else’s responsibility?  Whether it’s on you or someone else on the team, some responsibility still rests on your shoulders because you need to be...
Principals on the move are constantly entering and exiting spaces, making access control to safe spaces a top priority. Protective coverage now extends to ill will and ill health! If we don’t understand the whole dynamic of how one system operates and integrates with another, we won’t be able to communicate what we need to...
If you’re caught by surprise in an ambush site, you’rehistory. Before an attack happens, there are clues in the environment that can help you beat the surprise factorand increase your chances of survival tremendously.   This week’s guest is Thomas Pecora, former CIA, author of the book Guardian and an expert in situational awareness and counter-ambush. Tom shares knowledge from...
Take a minute and see how you react to the word “networking.” If you cringed, rolled your eyes, or had some other visceral reaction, you are not alone. Almost all working professionals have a negative attitude towards networking and see it as a “necessary evil.” But our guest this week, Craig McKim, has a lot to...
Understanding why people do what they do will help us identify threats and prevent incidents, making us better protectors. But understanding why WE do what WE do might be the key to even more significant growth.   This week we’re joined by Miranda Coppoolse, a behavioral analyst and self-confessed “human nature freak!” She’s here to help us dive into a subject...
Are we facing a post-pandemic, nightmare scenario where we’ve had corporate real estate all across the globe sat empty and unprotected against Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (TSCM) threats?    In this episode, we’re excited to welcome Charles Patterson, a seasoned security expert of 40 years who has operated in the TSCM space for the last 25 years. Over...
Today we welcome, Kate Bright, who started out as PA in a family office and has gone on to have a very successful career in the close protection industry.    Because the family office is often seen as a hurdle between protectors and a well-executed task, Kate made it a mission to understand both sides of...
This week Phelim goes to Dubai to attend GISEC – an actual live, in-person cybersecurity event! That’s right, folks. It’s not a typo. So… is this a sign that things are returning to normal or are we jumping the gun here, people?    Listen in to find out how it all went as Phelim chats with two...
Tactical Communications is arguably one of the most overlooked and under-appreciated disciplines in modern executive protection. There’s little coverage of it in an operator’s initial training and it does not fare much better from there. This week we have life-long communications specialist, Andy Clark, of G6 Global, on the show to readdress the balance and...
Medical Skills for the Executive Protection Professional, should it be mandatory? Should they be improved? Should we have a paramedic embedded within the team? And, how has covid-19 changed the medical landscape? This week Phelim is joined by Elijah Shaw, Jon Moss, and Shaun West and the team put these questions and more to Paul...
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