Big Mistakes & Embarrassing Failures

“Fail Often so you can succeed sooner.” —Tom Kelly. Mistakes and failures in surveillance, surveillance detection and special protective operations are things I write about quite frequently. I’ve examined them from every which way, explained how they look, discussed many case studies and talked about how to avoid them. One aspect I haven’t touched on… Read More Big Mistakes & Embarrassing Failures

The OSINT Connection: Intelligence In Executive Protection

I’m very excited to host my first guest blogger on Protection Circle, Travis Lishok. Travis is the owner of EP Nexus, a fantastic executive protection blog that explores protective intelligence, OSINT investigations, threat assessment, and more. Travis and I decided to collaborate by writing two different perspectives on the same event (an actual protective detail… Read More The OSINT Connection: Intelligence In Executive Protection

Let’s Talk About Surveillance Detection

Between December 1st and 3rd, I attended the fantastic Close Protection Conference 2016 in Las Vegas, which was organized by the International Protective Security Board (IPSB). In the conference, I was hugely honored to do a ‘Tac-Talk’ (think TED Talk, just for security professionals) about surveillance detection, and I thought it might be a good… Read More Let’s Talk About Surveillance Detection