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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...

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...

Social Engineering: Preying on Our Humanity

I often find myself asked the same question: what is the most difficult type of attack to detect but easiest to launch? My answer is always the same: social engineering. Social engineering can be generally defined as the use of...

Medical Oversight: No Longer a Luxury Item

At the recent IPSB Close Protection Conference in Las Vegas, Fred Burton from ONTIC stated that the most likely threat an EP specialist will encounter is medical.i Thankfully, the Global War on Terror (GWOT) is cycling down bringing many...

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.,...

Physical Disabilities and Mental Health Disorders – Providing EP Services

One of the biggest misconceptions for new Executive Protection practitioners is that they have an innocent and naive belief that they will land the best client. A client who is aware of what Executive Protection is, the one who...

Your Client Knowledge is Everything – The Security Advisor by Adam Taylor

The following is an exclusive excerpt from the new book by Adam Taylor, “The Security Advisor,” available now. Your Client Knowledge is Everything Knowledge of your product and solutions is a great start but not the end goal. Many people in...

Find Your Path: Executive Protection Careers

Many people consider executive protection careers as a promising new pathway. And it is. But first, you need to ask yourself: Why do I want to get into the EP industry? Do answer truthfully because the reality of the...

Covert Protective Details — “The Invisible Shield”

For new Close Protection professionals entering this industry or those considering it, you should know that there can be covert protective details, overt ones, or a combination of both. How the appropriate protection plan and the team is chosen relies...

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...

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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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