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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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