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Matthew Porcelli

The Key Role of Private Security Officers

Over the course of their assignments, private security officers are not averse to coming across multiple types of employees, guests, or contracted employees. Depending on the size of the organization housed in one or several fixed assets and the...

Insider Threat to the Principal – Negligence, Complacent, or Malicious?

Viewing the possible threats or assaults on principals from the outside is only viewing the glass as half-empty.  Granted, outside manmade threat objectives such as but not limited to political, religious, or even intellectual disability, all pose potential hazards...

Dealey Plaza – 60 Years Later

Last week, I had the privilege of attending and speaking at the Global Security Exchange (GSX) brought to us by ASIS International, in Dallas, Texas. As this was my first visit to the Big D, and a passionate student...

Non-Sterile and Sterile Areas – Where Do They Begin and End?

Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM), is a very effective method for measuring an organization's risks in an advisory capacity, evaluating an organization’s structure during and after a serious incident or crisis, and putting strategic countermeasures in place to lessen...

Drivers of Risk Assessments and Training – Reactivity or Proactivity?

What really drives the energy, if any, behind a risk assessment? Risk assessments are an important cog in the initial and recurrent security framework of any ad hoc or permanent security detail. For fixed assets, site risk assessments are...

Cloudy with a Chance of Pessimism

As the adage goes, “when it rains it pours.” Fear and panic will spread throughout the public as quick as a brush fire; ironically, this was not far from the truth on the 6th of June 2023. Smoke, from wildfires...

Not Just a Profession, but a Calling – Protecting the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima

The vast spectrum of protecting others is not just limited to physical principals. Many years ago, when my calling into security was realized, I took immense admiration and influence behind those who protect the Roman Catholic Church, and the...

Unbeknownst Risk – When Too Much is Too Dangerous

In the March 2023 EP Wired article, “Saving Principals from Themselves,” I included how some principals conveniently made careless decisions on altering their executive protection detail to fit their personal agendas and comfort. Even though there is truth to...

Strategy, Communication, and Maintenance

Executive protection, and security in general, are a blended, and operational sector. Just as no two principals are alike, those who have a stake in the outcome of the operation and protection of the principal also differ in both...

Saving Principals from Themselves

Principals, along with their family, friends, guests, and acquaintances, encompass as much diversity in personality as the threats, which executive protection agents protect against.  Ironically though, there are some principals that go against their protective detail leaderships’ protocol and...

About Me

Matthew Porcelli, MSc, CPP, CPOI, F.ISRM, FSyl , is a Safety/Security Management Specialist with over two decades of experience in the criminal justice and private security sector working with clients from international airlines to corporate global headquarters, and alongside municipal, state, and federal law enforcement partners. Porcelli is a globally recognized volunteer thought leader, author, presenter, and featured in many global security periodicals.
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