From a historical perspective, the perception of the kidnapping threat has driven the creation of many, if not most private executive protection teams. Threat of kidnappings is very low for high-net worth families and CEO’s in the United States. Notorious kidnapping cases helped shape the public perception of the need for protection for the rich…

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Key Points If you want to prevent the next attack, understanding the “how” can be much more important than the “why” With numerous individuals to protect, technology can help prioritize resources Technology and threat assessments can help fill intelligence gaps After a lifetime of examining attacks and failed plots, my eye has always been drawn…

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At Ontic, we recognize that many of you are facing new challenges for your school community on top of what is already a high stress job, so we want to do our part to help in this unprecedented time.  With the potential rise of social and emotional issues for your students, parents and staff as…

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Before we dive into this topic, we must acknowledge a great article from AIRIP published in October 2016, by Shana Tarbell. She wrote an article that outlined specific responsibilities and initiatives set by her organization’s risk intelligence program. I highly recommend reading her article: “What Does A Risk Intelligence Analyst Do In A Non-Profit Organization?”…

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What is “Protective intelligence?” To the executive protection analyst plugging away in a 24-hour operations center, protective intelligence is one thing. To the security consultant with an MA or MS in psychology, protective intelligence means something else. And to the US Department of Justice or the US Secret Service, it takes on another meaning. No…

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