Category: Business

Job Opportunities

Nov 29th Job Opportunities Protective Services OfficerCompany Name Southern Poverty Law Center Company Location Montgomery, AL, US Director, Global Corporate SecurityCompany Name Eastman Chemical Company Company…

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Fortis Riders Opportunities

ISDA Member News

Fortis Riders supply concierge services, including Security Driving and EP. ISDA is identifying members that can provide Secure Transportation and EP. Make sure you complete your contact and bio information in your profile for the member directory. Also, if you are attending the ASIS/GSX conference in Chicago, Fortis will be at booth 1691.

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Security Executive Council

Security Executive Council

The Security Executive Council is a research and advisory firm that focuses on corporate security risk mitigation strategies and plans. Among the services they offer is a free series of videos covering all aspects of security.

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Security Industry Publications

The Security Industry has its own set of publications. This is a short list that covers a broad spectrum of publications. The list includes Circuit Magazine, a publication for Bodyguards which many of our members are contributors, and the Harvard Law School – National Security Journal.

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The Difference Between an EP Job and an EP Career

Job vs Career

Are you training for a career or a job?

It seems that one of the most asked questions on social media is – What EP/CP training program should I attend? Those that ask that question need to ask one of themselves – What are my goals? Are you looking for a career or are you satisfied with a job? What is it that I want from the training program and what will be my training ROI? It must be noted that many of the high-level EP Practitioners have never attended an EP Training program.

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EP/Security Driving Training – Certification and Experience

training and certification

Two topics of discussions that dominate social media, both in the U.S. and abroad are certification and the state of training in the protection industry. In reality, the two subjects cannot be separated. IMHO – The job market wants, and will support, a certification that meets standards set by respected industry and government organizations. Those who supply job opportunities welcome a certification that withstands the scrutiny of the corporate, legal, and insurance community. Nonetheless, there are still global job markets in the protection business where certification, insurance risk, and liability are not major concerns.

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Finding Executive Protection Jobs on LinkedIn


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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Inspire Magazine


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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Training to a Certificate

EP Certification vs. Certificate

It is ISDA’s opinion many of the training organizations misuse the word certification. Most of the training offered in the industry is not for certification – it is training to a certificate. Although a training certificate is valuable, it is not a certification as defined by the credentialing organizations that are the standard in all other industries.

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The 85% Rule

This is a phrase you see often in books – magazine articles – on power points presentations – “85 % of all attacks against the…

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