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Smarts and Resilience: Protective Intelligence for Everyday Life  

Many people perceive protective intelligence (or PI) relative to high-secret government programs where security intelligence analysts plug away in a 24-hour operations center to protect those of importance. Or high-level officials from terrorist plots.     But in truth, while the term protective intelligence...

Haiti PM Survives Assassination Attempt Amid Celebrations

Haiti PM survives assassination attempt during Independence Day celebrations in the city of Gonaives. Furthermore, the recent ambush has left at least one person dead and several others injured. According to news outlets, the failed assassination attempt took place last...

Close Protection Job Search in a Post Pandemic Climate   

The pandemic has been devastating on many levels, not least with its impact on the workforce – remote work, a high turnover rate, and even loss of business. There's no shortage of doom and gloom about the state of...

Understanding the Role of a Close Protection Team

A close protection team is a precautionary group there to reduce the risk of danger to the person needing protection. The operatives who form the team are responsible for defusing any aggressive situation involving the individual who hired their services, i.e.,...

Ambush Tactics: Training to Recognize and React

An ambush is a situation where an attacker draws in their target to a pre-determined kill zone. The assailant establishes sources posing a threat to the integrity of the assault well in advance. And so, understanding how planning, preparation,...

Managing EP Operations During a War with Daniel Weil

In our latest interview, EP Wired welcomes the CEO of SCS (Security Crisis Solutions), Daniel Weil. In this article, we go into evacuations, manpower challenges, and managing EP operations during a war in Israel.    EP operations in Israel can quickly become the opposite of...

Announcing the Winners of the Top EP Training Schools for 2022 Contest

Hi EP Wired Community! We’re happy to announce that the month-long journey to find the Top EP Training Schools for 2022 has finally come to a close and the EP Wired Badge recipient has been determined! We’ve been polling and you...

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Bodyguards Worked Illegally in Portugal?

An alleged investigation may happen following claims that Cristiano Ronaldo's bodyguards worked illegally for the star as close protection officers in Portugal. The twin bodyguards at the center of the scandal are employed police officers who presumably failed to...

When Bodyguards ‘Tell All’ — Slippery Slope with Discretion

Discretion is a word that carries with it both negative and positive connotations. What does it mean to be discrete as a security professional? Most often, it has to do with protecting groups and individuals in precarious contexts.    On the...

Michigan High School Shooting: Student Kills 3 and Wounds 8

In a Michigan high school shooting, a 15-year-old killed three fellow students and injured eight others, including a teacher. Officials are still trying to determine a motive for the shooting at Oxford High School, which sits in a community...

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