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Five Tips for Nailing Your Next Video Interview

Coronavirus spurred more employers to embrace remote technology in the interview process. But video interviews were already becoming more popular before the global pandemic. Video interviewing is more cost-effective and more convenient for both companies and candidates. So if you are currently looking for a new job, then you’ll want to make sure you are […]

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Timely Tips for More Secure Online Meetings

By Beconrad As the world of work moves home and telecommuting becomes the norm, employers and their workers have faced some unique challenges, including how to properly secure their online meetings and video conference calls. The problem has become so widespread that there is even a name for it. Zoombombing happens when outside agitators or […]

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Travel Through Dubai

Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, has become one of the most popular ‘exotic’ destinations in the world. And with good reason – this city on the shores of the Persian Gulf has a pleasant year-round climate, little crime and offers a wide selection of accommodation, shopping and nightlife. It’s a city of superlatives and […]

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Tips for Writing a CV Following Military Service

After more than a decade of service in the War on Terror around the globe, British service members are returning home to the UK in search of normalcy. As of 2019, an estimated 191,690 men and women had been deployed to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now those brave service members are coming home […]

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Foreign Economic Collection and Industrial Espionage Cases Targeting Americans are more Prevalent than Ever

By Luke Bencie As today’s business environment has become globally interconnected, foreign intelligence activities have extended beyond traditional targets in the U.S. intelligence community and other national security structures. Hostile intelligence services, as well as “private collectors”, now target a wide variety of corporate executives, which has compounded the risk of foreign economic collection and […]

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International Hotel Rooms:
The Enemy’s Gateway to Economic and Industrial Espionage

By Luke Bencie For most international business travellers, overseas hotel accommodations can conjure up an array of images. Depending on the region of the world they travel, frequent fliers know that lodging is never consistent. For example, Southeast Asian hotels deliver a personal attention to detail that can only be found in the Orient, while […]

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Before You Go

By Michael Whelan Once you have received your first Private Security contract, there are some things that you should know. Many people that enter into the world of Private Security have a military or law enforcement background. Being part of one of these organisations often means that you have been used to having a large […]

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Systema (The System)

Systema (which literally means “the system”) is a dynamic form of hand to hand combat that has a rich history steeped in many parts of Russian culture.  The first historical record of this type of fighting dates back over 1000 years, to 948 AD and the Cossack culture.  The Cossacks were renowned for being fierce warriors and […]

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Becoming A Close Protection Officer

By Michael Whelan Employment as a Close Protection Officer can be a rewarding career path. Before you decide on a career in Close Protection, you should ensure that you have done your research and that you have all of the facts. Training can be expensive if you do not have a sponsoring organisation. Close Protection […]

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Intellectual Property Theft by the Numbers

By Joshua Tallis One trillion dollars is a significant number. One trillion dollars is a one, followed by 12 zeros. One trillion dollars would buy you over forty million new cars. One trillion dollars would buy you more than five and a half million American homes of the median value. One trillion dollars is a […]

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The Role of Pre-Operational Surveillance in Terrorist Attack Planning

By Luke Bencie and Leo West It should come as no surprise that the aspect of the terrorist attack planning cycle in which the terrorist is most easily detected, is that during the pre-operational surveillance of intended targets. This “exposed” phase has been the downfall of many would-be terrorists and is usually credited as a […]

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The Art of Business: Lessons on Counter-Espionage

By Luke Bencie and Josh Tallis – Security Management International, LLC The contemporary business tie has a long and unexpected history behind it. Tracing its way back through Victorian fashion and 15th-century Parisian fancies, it seems as if the necktie originated as a cravat worn by Croatian warriors. So, modern businessmen—wear your armour boldly.  Corporate […]

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The Dangers of Casual Conversation:
Targeting International Business Travelers through Elicitation

By Luke Bencie Elicitation. A ploy where a seemingly normal conversation is contrived to extract information about the individual, their work, or their colleagues that is not readily available to the public.  “So, what do you do?” How often have you been asked this seemingly innocent question on an aeroplane, at a dinner party, or some […]

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Top 5 Tips for Doing Business in Africa

By Luke Bencie Recently the senior associates at Security Management International decided to see how many countries in Africa they had collectively travelled to. The answer, we’re proud to say, was all of them – 55 countries in total. That is a highly diverse array of nations. This number includes North Africa (the Middle Eastern […]

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Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA): One of the Last Dark Places of the Earth

By Luke Bencie In Joseph Conrad’s classic novel Heart of Darkness, the unexplored and unmapped jungles of the African Congo in the 1890s are referred to as “one of the last dark places of the earth.” Today, with international travel accessible to virtually anywhere, along with the advent of on-line satellite mapping programs, one would […]

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Top Five Ways Business Executives are Spied Upon Overseas and How They Can Protect Themselves

By Luke Bencie Today’s business environment is fast-paced, ever-changing and highly competitive. Global interconnectivity, coupled with competitive geopolitical realities, has created a new corporate dynamic that allows for few allies. Being one step ahead of the competition is no longer a matter of securing a holiday bonus; it is vital to a company’s survival. For […]

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The Four Pillars of Success: How to Earn a Million Dollars Per Year as a Global Security Consultant

By Luke Bencie Let’s cut right to the chase.  You have a deep desire to be your own boss, and your goal is to make a million dollars over the next twelve months… and why shouldn’t you?  Your impressive resume includes decades’ worth of professional experience in the field of security.  You probably were – or maybe still […]

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6 Ideas to Remember When Applying for a Job

Sending in a well-designed resume and a well-written cover letter is the most important thing you can do to stand out among all the candidates applying to a position. It isn’t all you need to do, however. Hiring managers and interviewers tend to notice it when candidates neglect to demonstrate several subtle behavioural cues that […]

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Work As A Security Guard In These Top 5 Locations

Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting your career as a security guard, there are plenty of opportunities. The security field offers a variety of work environments, and there’s always room for growth. If you like working with crowds in a fast-moving setting, or you want to be the first line of defence […]

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Nailing That All Important Job-Interview

Whether you desperately need a job or just want a change in jobs, interviewing for a position can be extremely scary for even the bravest among us. Even the highly qualified have those fears and doubts in their minds. Interviewing is a skill. Some people have it and some don’t, but arming yourself with a little […]

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10 Tips for Women Traveling to Islamic Countries 

Travelling to an Islamic country opens up opportunities to learn about a different culture and experience some of the finest hospitality in the world. These countries are full of history, art and culinary treasures that make them ideal for a vacation. Women have often been discouraged from visiting these countries due to stories of hassling […]

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Maintaining Security Clearance In The Private Sector

By Phil Intelligence Analyst (Kabul) ‘As a self-employed individual working in the private sector, contracted to a military or governmental institution, there is often a requirement to have a recognised – and indeed valid – level of security clearance, to facilitate access to assets, areas or information in the daily execution of your contracted duties.  […]

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How to Exercise at Home in a Small Space

No way of getting to the gym this week? No problem. Sometimes life gets in the way and you can’t make it out of the house for a workout. Whether it’s a busy schedule or something more serious like having to self-isolate at home due to a global pandemic like COVID-19, there are numerous ways to […]

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How to Become a Professional Bodyguard

Bodyguards are security specialists that protect individuals from incurring physical harm. They also prevent possible kidnappings, acts of invasion of privacy, destruction or theft of property as well as any other related tasks. There is much more involved in working as a bodyguard than protection, as the specialist must complete many documents, operate vehicles, control […]

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