One of the most important yet often overlooked factors in high-end, private sector protective operations is the sale. By this, I’m not just talking about the acquisition of new clients, but the general idea of getting the right decision-makers to sign onto you program – and to be willing to pay for it. One of… Read More Executive Security Presentations – Making The Sale
I recently got a chance to talk with Alex Fox on The Capable Civilian podcast. Our conversation covered a whole range of topics, including (at the very end) an unofficial announcement about the book I’ve been working on, which I hope will be out in early 2017.
September, 2012. A cafe in Palo Alto, California*. Two men were sitting at a table and talking. One of the men was a former sales executive who had very recently been let go by a global IT corporation. The other man was the CEO and founder of that corporation, who had agreed to meet with… Read More Covert Operations – Lessons And Applications
In this article, I’m going to discuss various ways in which people can protect themselves from hostile surveillance. The first thing to understand here is that hostile surveillance isn’t in and of itself the top threat you should be worried about. Surveillance is no more than an information collection tool, it’s what the information is… Read More Surveillance Evasion
This article will introduce a number of techniques to detect if someone is conducting surveillance on you. Before we get started, I want to make it clear that my knowledge and experience in this come from the private sector, and not from any clandestine government agency work. Though the principles and techniques I’ll be discussing… Read More Surveillance Detection On Yourself
Since the term Visual Control can mean different things to different people, let’s start by defining what I mean by it here. I define visual control as the ability of an operator to visually keep track of an area of interest – usually an Outer Circle to a property of interest. It’s not that you’re… Read More How To Improve Your Long Distance Visual Control
Probably the only thing Munich got right about real-world covert operations – the boring necessities of receipts and expense statements…