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The Medical Mindset and How It Benefits EP Agents

As the world continues down an uncertain path, the demand for executive protection and private security is rising. In addition, recent events have raised the bar of what is now expected by EP clientele. In fact, having more to...

Putin Assassination Attempt or Security Mistake?

A recent attack on a state leader’s car comes amid allegations of a possible Putin assassination attempt, potential Kremlin insiders claim. The President’s limousine drove away to safety with the state leader unharmed by the whole ordeal.    The incident...

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...

Mexico City Airport: Armed Agents in Unarmored Vehicles

On October 15, 2021, two men on a motorcycle shot at a luxury but unarmored van during the Mexico City Airport attack. Eduardo Beaven — the owner of a prominent restaurant chain — was traveling as a passenger in...

Attack on Argentina Vice President: What Happened?

This week saw an attack on Argentina vice president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. During the assassination attempt, a 35-year-old Brazilian national approached her outside her home and pointed a gun at her head. However, officials and media say the...

The Case for Personality Assessments in Executive Protection

When it comes to hiring executive protection or security professionals, employers have much to consider today than in years past. To start, they need to ensure a candidate has the proper qualifications and skills to fill the open position....

How Situational Awareness Enhances Protective Operations

Some essential skill sets in the protective operations world do not get as much attention as others. To be effective in protective operations, protection personnel must be students of situational awareness, systematically observing and assessing their environment. The ability to...

Effectiveness of Firearms in Executive Protection

There has been a lot of discussion on the effectiveness of firearms in executive protection. For many protectors, as well as for protectees, guns are synonymous with protection. In addition, they appear to be an indispensable requirement for exercising...

Security in Latin America with Ivan Ivanovich – EPW Interview

EP Wired sits down with Ivan Ivanovich, Vice President and Partner at WSO – Worldwide Security Options. Ivan is the author of the Amazon bestseller — Protección Ejecutiva en el Siglo XXI, la Nueva Doctrina — which will be...

Shinzo Abe Shot: Shock Killing of Former Japanese PM

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shot during his election campaign speech in the city of Nara. The attacker shot Mr. Abe in the back, twice. One of these bullets entered his neck, causing him to fall to 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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