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  • Business & VIP Travel Security and Safety in Indonesia
    15
    Mar

    Indonesia Security - Business Travel Security and Safety

    Indonesia Security considerations should be taken seriously. Ranked as the 4th most populous country in the world, with a population of over 265 million, Indonesia is famous as a holiday destination but is becoming an increasingly important destination for business travellers.

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  • Stalking Isn’t Just a Celebrity Issue. One In Five Women Are Affected
    02
    Mar

    Stalker Security - One In Five Women Are Affected...

    Stalker Security : When we think of stalkers and death threats we tend to think of it as being a problem for high profile personalities or celebrities. Most situations involving ‘normal’ people rarely make the news unless the circumstances are drastic but it is a problem much more common that most of us realise.

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  • 12 000 to 15 000 People Held Captive Every Year
    23
    Feb

    12 000 to 15 000 People Held Captive Every Year...

    Are you aware that up to 2,000 people around the world are currently being held against their will in one form or another? Or that somewhere between 12,000 and 15,000 people a year are kidnapped for ransom or held hostage? The fact is, risk is ever present whoever and wherever you are, and being prepared to deal with a situation like detainment, kidnapping or surviving captivity can never be a bad thing.

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  • VIP_Drivers
    22
    Feb

    Secure Transport: How a Security Driver Increases Productivity for Executives

    Secure Transport : For many organisations, the return on investment for hiring a security driver for senior executives is judged to be high enough to justify the expense. One of the main reasons for this (though not the only one) is that transportation organised by a security company greatly increases the productivity of the executive and, in some cases, improves the results of the entire business trip.

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  • Getting the Edge on Life - Interview with Rhys Dowden
    16
    Feb

    Getting the Edge on Life - Interview with Rhys Dowden

    Can mindset really help travellers and security operatives respond safely to uncertain circumstances? This post summarises a podcast interview with former Australian Special Forces soldier and hostile environment security expert, Rhys Dowden about the benefits of a preparation mindset. He explains his holistic approach to confidence in any situation and his tips for getting the edge on life.

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  • Who Needs a Bodyguard and How Do You Hire One? - Part 2
    06
    Feb

    Who Needs a Bodyguard and How Do You Hire One? - Part 2

    Last week we published a blog post and podcast episode outlining the ins and outs of hiring a bodyguard or executive protection agent. In the second and final part of the series we look into the medical aspects of an engagement, the importance of local knowledge, some of the contractual details and what should happen before an engagement commences. At the end of this post you can also find a link to a free guide - How to Hire an Executive Protection Agent - that answers the questions in more detail. The guide also includes a cheat sheet with 37 questions you should ask before hiring a provider.

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  • Who Needs a Bodyguard and How Do You Hire One? - Part 1
    30
    Jan

    Who Needs a Bodyguard and How Do You Hire One? - Part 1

    For those who aren’t familiar with it, the task of hiring a bodyguard or executive protection agent can be overwhelming. Knowing whether you actually need one can be a mystery, let alone knowing what to look for. With that in mind, we recorded a couple of episodes of the Wheels Up Podcast where we covered what an executive protection agent or operative is, who might need one and how to go about selecting one.

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  • 25
    Jan

    How to Protect Executives and Board Members Against Hostile Shareholders and Protesters

    Google "shareholder meeting attack" and you’ll be amazed at the number of stories that come up. Most of them are about non-violent attacks - protest groups, people launching hostile bids or shareholders complaining about executive salaries or positions. But, violent or not, looking at the Google results (and reading this blog post or listening to this podcast episode) you’ll soon see why it's imperative for CEOs and prominent company executives to have executive protection and risk mitigation strategies in place.

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