Anatomy of a Warrior, a book authored by ISDA Member Alex Lanshe, is based on 2 and 1/2 years of research and 120 interviews with…Read More
Driving is one aspect of the job that I love the most. It’s also one part of the job that is so very important. When I drive, I get excited. I get motivated. I get ready to do what I was put on this earth to do. If it wasn’t for my driving position, I don’t know what I would be doing — probably still working a job and wishing I was in the EP field, while also constantly thinking about how to get into the profession. This leads me to the point of my article: how does one go about getting their foot in the door of EP work?
Below is what helped me get into the field. I hope you will find the information to be helpful.Read More
By International Security Driver Association (ISDA) Member Patrick Van Horne I recently posted an article on The CP Journal titled “How Security Leaders Can Influence…Read More
In “Rental Vehicles and Secure Transportation; Best practices for Less-Than Perfect Solution” (Vehicle Dynamics Institute, Nov 25, 2014), Joseph Autera, a well-known and respected leader in the Executive Protection (EP)/security driver industry, describes a scenario in which an EP/security driver finds himself behind the wheel of a rented automobile for an assignment. While the article mentions such things as vehicle type and mechanical condition, it misses a crucial point—Liability. Professional security service firms are creating situations where drivers are exposed to risk because the firms’ practices are at odds with current laws and insurance policies.Read More
Anyone can become a victim of an ambush, be it a robbery, carjacking, or straight up assault. If we work in or travel through hostile environments (war zones, insurgent areas, high crime neighborhoods) we need to utilize some specific skills to prevent or survive an ambush. In the protective operations world, these are sometimes referred to as Protective Intelligence (PI) skills while in other security disciplines they are known as situational and tactical awareness skills.Read More
In our book “Just 2 Seconds”, chapter five deals with the essential lesson of SEE: “In every environment, identify and assess the best suspects. They are always there.” We describe nine adversary behaviors that we commonly catch. In this case, the gate crasher exhibits three behavioral categoriesRead More