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Liverpool Women’s Hospital Explosion: Man Killed in Taxi Blast

A heavy police presence remains in the streets as counter-terror officers investigate the Liverpool Women’s hospital explosion. On Remembrance Sunday, an explosion involving a taxi killed one person and injured another.   As the media report, police believe the passenger manufactured and...

Executive Protection Standards with Matthew Porcelli – EP Wired Interview

In a remote sit-down with security specialist Matthew Porcelli, we dive deep into executive protection standards, the disputes between solo practitioners and security companies, as well as how to approach certification in the security business. Recent news shows that the...

Press Release: EP Wired’s Top EP Schools for 2022

In an effort to further the executive protection industry, and welcome all newcomers, we at EP Wired have decided to find the top EP schools for 2022. We want to do this for our community, and with the help...

Becoming an EP Agent – Executive Protection Certification

Getting started with a career in close protection and intelligence services requires a certain level of education and training. In fact, there are plenty of courses and programs on executive protection certification available. Still, building a career in EP takes...

The Life of an Executive Protection Specialist

An executive protection specialist is responsible for protecting the lives, reputations, and even the family of high-profile clients. Not many people are willing to put their life on the line for the safety and well-being of others. However, that...

Press Release: Standards for Providing Executive Protection

Las Vegas, Nevada – In a positive move for those requiring specialized personal protection, and to all stakeholders involved in the Executive Protection industry, the Board of Executive Protection Professionals (BEPP) has commenced the process of creating an American...

The Principles of Executive Protection

The principles of executive protection are centered around the four pillars of defense — risk, intelligence, advance, and location. They describe a dynamic environment in which the methods used are situational, but not identical depending on your role in EP. The principles themselves,...

Attempted Assassination of a Ukrainian Diplomat

Early on Wednesday morning, in the village of Lesniki, an attempted assassination of a Ukrainian Diplomat, Serhiy Shefir, took place. What’s described by news outlets as a show of intimidation of the highest echelon power left one man critically...

Creating a Disinformation Campaign for EPOs

Following on from our article Digital Profiling for Close Protection Officers, which addresses why EP/CP officers should exercise a disciplined approach in their use of social media, this blog explores how a disinformation campaign can prevent the protection officer...

The Wildcard of Security Driving: Run-Flat Inserts – Part 1

A high probability of survival to an armed attack inside a vehicle is related to how good you are mastering the four elements of the vehicle security quadrant (figure 1). Therefore, the more planning and training you have in...

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Operational Fitness in Executive Protection

Recently I wrote a piece for EP Wired about the importance of combatives training for the protection professional and...

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