Aircraft travel connoisseurs suggest that 2022 saw an increase in air travel by approximately 25 percent compared to the previous year. Many of these millions of flights happen due to large companies’ business operations. In other words, CEOs travel
Traveling is an important part of a principal’s life, but we know from experience that it’s not as easy as it sounds. With traveling, there is a lot to worry about and prepare for. Travel risk management is a skill
You’ve probably been there before: the solo practitioner believing they can do it all. They can drive the car, escort the principal into a building, and keep track of the environment simultaneously. Well, the sad truth is that this
A security professional who organizes and executes the required actions to keep a high-profile client or clients safe from potential threats is known as an executive protection agent. But, if you want good agents, you have to make sure
Risk assessments, also known as “threat assessments,” “risk, threat and vulnerability assessments” (RTVAs), and “risk audits,” are the foundation of effective executive protection programs. Or at least they should be. At a very basic level, risk assessment is, of
Sometimes it seems that executive protection agents and intelligence analysts should sign up for couples therapy. We know we need each other, but the way we communicate keeps getting in the way of a healthy relationship.
If “training is the cornerstone of readiness”, as the US Army writes in Train to Win in a Complex World, sustainment training is what maintains that readiness over time. This maxim is equally true in private sector executive protection.
There’s lots of talk about hard and soft skills in executive protection, and that’s a good thing. However, some of this talk is ambiguous at best and downright confusing at worst. We’re probably responsible for some of this muddle
The executive protection industry is growing, and so is the number of new executive protection manager positions. This is great for our industry and for all the people who take this important move up the career ladder. But it
One of the great things about working in the executive protection field is the sense of community that we share, the feeling that we’re in this thing together and that we’re trying to make ourselves and each other better.