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Security Mentor: EP Wired Interview with William Presson

For a new exclusive interview, EP Wired sits down with William Presson, Senior Manager of Global Protective Services at Oracle. Our interviewee has been active in the corporate EP sector for the past six years – after devoting over...

Operational Fitness in Executive Protection

Recently I wrote a piece for EP Wired about the importance of combatives training for the protection professional and how I felt if you couldn’t protect yourself, you had no business protecting others.  Several months later I was listening to...

Ambush Tactics: Training to Recognize and React

An ambush is a situation where an attacker draws in their target to a pre-determined kill zone. The assailant establishes sources posing a threat to the integrity of the assault well in advance. And so, understanding how planning, preparation,...

Does Your Protective Intelligence Program Come Full Circle?

Often, we may believe that having a protective intelligence program is the key to preventing unthinkable acts of violence. But, actually, it's just the engine that refines all the raw data that goes into your intelligence program. So, hopefully,...

Concentric Circles of Protection in EP

The art of protecting people is much more than dark sunglasses, a black suit, a tie, and an earpiece. As with any security operation, the security professional ― especially in the executive protection sector ― must also rely on...

What Are You Missing About Defensive Tactics and Firearms

Many executive protection professionals don't get to work in teams. Most of the time, they're on their own. Either fighting off star-crazed fans or keeping their protectees safe in a war-stricken country. Whichever your work assignment, defensive tactics and...

Combatives Training for the Protection Professional

For the past few years, I have noticed a trend in the executive protection world for practitioners to become more and more focused on their soft skills. Now, no one can overstate the value of soft skills. But at...

All the Protection Dogs and Breeds You Should Know

Protection dogs are an invaluable asset in home defense, and they’re incredible at keeping their people safe. However, having a dog, and a protection one at that, is tough, especially if you’ve never owned one, or don’t know which...

What Are the Biggest Police Defensive Tactics?

In their line of work, law enforcement officers have to use countless different police defensive tactics. That way, they can keep both themselves and the people they’re trying to protect safe. However, a lot of these tactics are only...

A Short List of Celebrities Who Have Armed Bodyguards

When people think of bodyguards, they usually imagine somebody with a firearm in a holster. They also think of a person who rarely smiles, is routinely severe, and wears some combination of a black tux and sunglasses. However, that's...

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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....

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