Tag: Executive Protection

International / High-Threat Protection: Separating the Myth from Reality by Duke Speed

Security professionals, freshmen and seasoned, often inquire about the difference between domestic executive protection (EP) and how it contrasts or compares with international / high-threat executive protection. My intent with this blog post is to provide my opinion regarding the differences between the two as well as my views regarding the screening, vetting, selection, hiring, and training of both.

I cannot emphasize enough that this article is simply my views and may not be the same views of others within the industry. I am basing the contents of this blog post on my own international experience as a U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Services contractor, my domestic experience with federal law enforcement organizations and the U.S. Department of Defense, and my background as a security consultant and instructor in the private sector. These views are mine alone. It’s OK if you disagree.

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Opportunities Found in Tour Security via Elijah Shaw

Elijah Shaw Tour Opportunitiies

Straight talk about the realities of working in this slice of the profession –ISDA Member and ICON CEO Elijah Shaw covers the opportunities found in the Tour Security slice of the Celebrity & VIP Protection pie.
In this short video Elijah shares his decades of knowledge base acquired from working all aspects of the profession.

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An Anti-Terrorist Driving Video From the 80’s

anti terrorist driving video excerpt

Throwback Ambush Scenario video, An Anti-Terrorist Driving Video From the 80’s.

This is a short excerpt from a video we, the old Scotti School, which is now VDI and the ISDA Team, did in the early 80’s. It was 14 minutes in length and covered Anti-Terrorist Driving (That’s what it was called in the 70’s and 80’s). The video also includes Surveillance Detection (SD), hence, SD is not a new skill; it has been around for a minimum of 35 to 40 years.

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