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
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
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
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.
No one said that life is supposed to be fair. Spending a lot of time with idiots can indeed make you an idiot. But as EP professionals (should) know, spending a lot of time with billionaires does not make you a billionaire. Go figure.
Those of us who have been in the security industry for a while know there’s a disconnect between how we approach residential security compared to other types of executive protection and corporate security.
highly successful companies and individuals we serve, it would be fair to call the industry “conservative.” To be more accurate, if less politically correct, some parts of the executive protection look a lot like out-to-pasture dinosaurs just waiting for extinction.
Training in executive protection is a little bit like flossing your teeth. Everyone knows it’s important and that they should do it regularly, but many people don’t get around to it enough. In this blog, we examine the many reasons why good, regular training is a critical element of executive protection program success.
Hiring executive security drivers is often considered a luxury reserved only for the upper echelons of major corporations. However, when seen from a business perspective – and through the lens of risk management – using well-trained drivers to help executives with ground transportation can indeed be a very good investment.
By Craig McKim and Christian West
Some people are natural networkers. For others, networking is like flossing your teeth: You know you’re supposed to do it regularly, but for some reason, you never get around to