BIG NEWS! I’m super excited to announce that my first book, Surveillance Zone, is going to get published in the coming weeks. It’s a non-fiction, behind-the-scenes exposé of the private-sector surveillance detection and covert protection industry. You’ll get a first-person account of actual covert operations I’ve participated in, learn the secrets of the trade, and… Read More Surveillance Zone – New Book Out Soon
“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
Thank you As we close out 2016, I wanted to let you in on some exciting stuff that’s on deck for 2017. But before I do that, let me start with a big thank you to everyone. Over the last four years, the reach of Protection Circle has grown in leaps and bounds, and 2016… Read More Announcements
As the shocking footage of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, being assassinated in Ankara makes the rounds, I find it important to remind people why case studies of this sort are so important. No, we don’t yet have all the details about this case, but when (or if) they’ll be made available, I… Read More Learning From Case Studies
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
The private security sector is often referred to as a solution-based industry. Clients with security concerns hire security professionals who provide them with security solutions. But a strange issue I often find is that many people (both in and out of the industry) don’t give enough thought to what the solutions are for. In other… Read More Solving The Security Equation
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.