Rising Security Costs of the Olympics

“Sochi will be the safest place in the world during the Olympics.”– Gian-Franco Kaspe, President of the International Skiing Federation (FIS)The Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia is unlikely to make a profit. The cost of the Olympics is about $51 billion, that’s up from a high of $15 billion in Athens in 2004, and...

The Art of Hostage Negotiations

“Hostage negotiation is all about psychology, and successful crisis negotiators are among the most skilled practical psychologists I’ve ever met.”–Dr. Laurence Miller, clinical and forensic psychologist There is a lot that goes on behind the scenes during a hostage negotiation, such as in recent news where 10 women were freed in Syria in a hostage deal. How...

The Job of a Private Investigator 100 Years From Now

The nature of how private investigators do their work has changed since the advent of the Internet. They spend less time working in the field and more time behind their desks looking at social media profiles, searching public records and strategically using advanced search engine features.Fast forward 100 years from now, as intelligence becomes more...

Difference Between a Body Guard and Executive Protection Professional

"That's the difference between a bodyguard and a protection professional: One specializes in muscles and has a gun, and the other may be less physically imposing but is better prepared to identify threats before they materialize," says David Katz, president and CEO of the Global Security Group, which provides training and consulting for executive...

When is Personnel Security Mandatory?

On September 4, 2012, Quebec premier elect Pauline Marois was giving an election victory speech in Montreal. A gunman outside the rally managed to kill a man and wound two others, before being apprehended by police VIP security.Recently in British Columbia, the premier is caught in an embarrassing situation by running a red light....

What You Need to Know Before Hiring Executive Protection

This time the onus is on you, the client. You need to hone in on what’s crucial when determining whether a company is qualified to adequately protect your high-powered executive.Consider this post your protection against falling for the myriad of information out there that isn’t relevant when researching an executive protection professional.Take the idea...