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Networking in EP: The Long-Game Mentality

This is a story on gradual networking and how it worked for me. Though it isn’t an EP-specific success story, it’s a great example of how it can REALLY work. We were sitting there in the President's office of the...

Real-Life Scenarios in EP: When You Draw Too Much Attention in Mexico

Both seasoned and new practitioners would agree that we need more actual stories from the EP industry. Real-life scenarios in EP can inspire us as well as teach us. For the next step in our EP Essentials series we invite...

Allied Universal Acquires Three Security Firms

Leading security and facility services company Allied Universal continues its global expansion in North America and the international market. The globally renowned protective solutions powerhouse announces the acquisitions of three new companies, including:  International Protective Service Agency (IPSA) from...

Introduction to Executive Protection Books: EP Booklet

If you have been part of the industry for a while, you probably know of numerous executive protection books that go in-depth on big-picture EP. So much so that experienced and emerging practitioners may sometimes lose sight of the...

How to Measure Security: We Got It All Wrong

It's an accountant's world, and we're the reason they're running out of red ink. Or at least that's the story we've been told since Allan Pinkerton was breaking into the industry. This is the rub of a unique and...

Why Hire Private Security for Travel

Whether traveling domestically or abroad, the safety and security of executives come down to the employment of a well-trained executive security team. A unit that knows the lay of the land is an immeasurable asset for providing a client...

The Ins and Outs of Being a Private Bodyguard

Contrary to what some believe, a private bodyguard is not just for the elite – think executives, politicians, and celebrities and their ultimate status symbol.  And to a point, it remains this way. However, many private security companies across the...

Fake Federal Agents Taken Into Custody

This week reveals shocking news: Two men posed as federal agents and gave valuable gifts to US Secret Service members. The relevant authorities have taken the two fake federal agents into custody while prosecutors charged them. Simply put, FBI...

Selling and Buying Bodyguard Services

Film crews have created dozens of bodyguard movies over the past decades. They uniformly tell the tale of individuals offering superior services to their principals, protecting their lives and assets. But unfortunately, all movies fail to mention how the...

Boost in Demand for Private Military Contractors in Ukraine

Amid the stress of war, there is a growing demand for private military contractors in Ukraine and other paid security workers. Recruitment platforms offer big money to mostly western volunteers joining the fight in Ukraine.   President Volodymyr Zelensky made the...

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The Rise of Close Protection in New Zealand and the Pacific

In 2014, while speaking with someone at an event, they laughed and asked: Why would anyone need close protection...

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