Author: Lawrence Snow

The Inaccuracies of Speedometers

Inaccuracies of Speedometers

Many times a driver is given 30 minutes to get to a destination that requires 45 minutes. So, at times, there is a tendency to drive a little faster than the speed limit allows. One of the questions we get asked is – “how accurate are speedometers”?

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ROI of a Security Driver

ROI of a Security Driver

When viewed through the lens of corporate governance, providing an appropriately trained executive driver may just be elevated from something that is an attractive perk to a prerequisite for decreasing risk.

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Cantu Assassination – Lessons Learned

Cantu Ambush

Rodolfo Torre Cantu was a physician and politician running for governor of the Mexican State of Tamaulipas. While driving in a non-armored two-vehicle scenario, he was ambushed and assassinated. Using a combination of forensic data gathered from a video, pictures were taken shortly after the assassination, and dimensions taken from Google Maps, the article outlines the timeline of what happened seconds prior to the incident. From this information, the article develops lessons learned.

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Ambush eBook

Ambush eBook - International Security Driver Association

The Ambush eBook focuses on “game changing incidents” that have changed the way we train and protect clients. Throughout the years there were vehicle attacks that change the way we train. They received the attention of the security community and the businesses they serve.

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Social Media Metrics

Social Media Metrics

How do you know if all of your efforts on social media are working for your business? You need to measure your efforts and track your social media metrics. You need to look past likes, reactions, followers, connections, etc. as KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators).

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Introduction to Selecting Executive Security Vehicles

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This is a promotional video of an upcoming series of online training. The series will discuss in detail the decisions that need to be made when selecting an executive vehicle. The ISDA online training are free for ISDA members and offered at a fee to non-members. All recorded webinars and materials will be available on the ISDA website long after the webinar.

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ISDA Free Email Newsletter for the Protective Services Community

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Starting in the mid 1980’s the Scotti School published a quarterly newsletter for the Protective Services Community. They were hard copies distributed in the old fashion way – US mail. Over the years the newsletter morphed into the ISDA Email Newsletter. ISDA is an acronym for the International Security Driver Association. Although concentrating on secure transportation, the newsletter is of value to all in the protective services profession.
Through the combination of our newsletters and the ISDA Network, ISDA members reach more than 7,500 security practitioners, representing the Corporate, High Net Worth, Military, and government communities. Many of those who read the newsletter cannot be reached via the traditional social media outlets.

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Finding Executive Protection Jobs on LinkedIn

LINKEDIN JOB SEARCH

LinkedIn has a job search capability that not only finds job opportunities, but supplies other search functionalities.

This video is one of an upcoming series of presentations focused on how to find job opportunities and start a career in the Executive Protection/Security profession.

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Member Spotlight – Steve Collins

ISDA member Steve Collins is the creator of the original R.E.A.C.T System and author of ‘Think Safe, Act Safe, Stay Safe with R.E.A.C.T’, one of the bestselling books on Self Defense and Personal Safety ever published. He is also the author of the books ‘Avoiding and Surviving a Knife Attack’, and ‘REACT Survival Files’

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Inspire Magazine

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Inspire is an English language online magazine reported to be published by the organization al-Qaeda. The magazine is one of the many ways they use to reach…

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Potholes

Pothole Avoidance

Those of us who live in winter-weather country are just emerging from record-setting snow and freezing temperatures. And now there’s a new problem to face: potholes. Thanks to this winter’s extreme freeze-and-thaw cycles, the spring of 2015 promises to be an epic pothole season. And that’s not good news for those providing secure transportation.

Potholes are a matter of safety and inconvenience. But there are things that can be done before, during, and after hitting a pothole. Develop a proactive approach similar to a security scenario except you’re avoiding potholes instead of security issues.

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