Close Protection & Technology – A Perfect Harmony?


The mobile phone is the single most influential device concerning not solely the service of Close Protection but Protective Security Services as a whole. Who would have thought that increasing effectiveness, productivity, immediacy – would all be possible within such a small handheld device?  Communication is the key to many aspects concerning security services.  The ability … Read more

The Risks of Public Wi-Fi


Picture this. It’s Saturday morning and you’re hanging out at your local coffee shop using the free Wi-Fi to catch up on a few tasks you couldn’t quite get to during your busy week. Sound familiar? This is a typical scenario for many of us, but did you know you might be unaware of some … Read more

Cybersecurity Secure Passwords


The significance of employing secure passwords is more important than ever. Hackers are hungry for passwords, as they have substantial monetary value. Stories are constantly developing in the media about high profile data breaches and password leaks, leaving thousands of accounts vulnerable to being accessed by cybercriminals. With two-factor authentication (2FA), you get an extra … Read more

Situational Awareness (Part 3)


Avoid DiversionsHere is a hypothetical situation: The elevator door opens, you take a step out and something grabs your attention to the right. You get sucked into staring at this while a predator closes in from the left. Crack to the head, lights out—your money and wallet are gone.Next time you are drawn in unexpectedly, … Read more

Situational Awareness (Part 2)


Forget the Flock In an emergency situation, running with a crowd may not be the best course of action. Don’t become a victim alongside people who have their heads up their asses. Lines of drift and likely avenues of approach may be part of a plan with a well-organized adversary who may use a ruse … Read more

Situational Awareness (Part 1)


In todays’ world, situational awareness is a vital aspect of surviving and removing the element of surprise from a potential predator. Look where you want to go. Don’t look where you don’t want to go. Whether it’s a date with someone you desire or an exciting new job opportunity, attitude and intestinal fortitude are necessary … Read more

Global Standards for the Protection Industry

VIP Protection Global Standards

This article is part 2 of a 3-part series written by Graham Ludwig addressing integrity, compromise and global standards in the Security and Protection industry worldwide. Read part 1 here.

Everyone is constantly on about raising standards within the Protection industry, but they are generally only concerned about the standards within their own borders. I don’t believe that we can truly reform our industry without global collaboration on best practice within the industry.

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