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Digital Privacy is Crucial to Modern Executive Protection Teams

Digital reputation management is one of those subjects that most people can’t understand until they have seen the results of an incident. The breadth and depth of the tools available to those with less than benevolent intentions in the modern age are staggering. The danger of ignoring the online world when it comes to executive security and privacy is undeniable. In some cases, it can be as bad or worse than any threat in the physical world.

While many hazards threaten only the high net worth individual’s reputation, others can create all kinds of ancillary problems, including:

  • coordinated activity threats
  • the potential of a real-world attack provoked by online activity 
  • various types of financial dangers
  • personal photo hacking

By |June 28th, 2019|Blog|

Public Safety Organizations Should Consider Sub-contracting Drone Services with a High-level Security Company

The advantages and convenience of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are becoming more and more attractive to public safety organizations like police and fire departments, emergency responders, rangers and lifeguards and also being used in search and rescue operations, construction and engineering companies.

Like many technical necessities, the operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is a candidate for outsourcing, especially in a changing regulatory environment and with the technology itself evolving at a rapid pace. Developing pilot & UAS expertise can be a significant investment for organizations that are already at their limits with regard to personnel and budgets.

These are among the reasons it can be a good idea to at least investigate the possibility of using a high-level security company to manage and deploy drones and other autonomous aircraft to help expand services and increase effectiveness for public […]

By |June 25th, 2019|Blog|

How to Deal with the Media & Paparazzi?

Media management is becoming a larger and larger issue for businesses and individuals of all kinds. The need to protect reputation, especially in an always-connected online world, drives the imperative for security, consultants and even bodyguards to recognize how quickly a threat can develop, why the response must be as measured as possible and why any combination of circumstances can lead to a variety of immediate and ongoing problems.

The good news is the demand for sophisticated protection from unwanted intrusion by scandal-mongers and privacy-violators is creating a well-trained force of highly competent and proactive security professionals with the skill and experience to provide real solutions to the problems of 24-hour media.

Intelligence

How do security professionals deal with the media? First thing is to know they’re coming and when. If you and your protection […]

By |June 21st, 2019|Blog|

3 Things to Consider in Estate Executive Protection

If you are looking for ways to protect your property and the people who inhabit it, the very last thing you want to do is make a bad decision and increase the danger and risk you face. The right choices when it comes to security are not optional, because the wrong choices can make things worse in ways that you probably haven’t considered.

The entire purpose of a contract security organization is to imagine the worst, and then prepare for what lies beyond even that. They are trained to expect the unexpected in ways that the average person would have trouble imagining or believing. If you are thinking about your security and what an executive estate protection team can do, here are some things to consider.

Unexpected Liability

If the whole purpose of security […]

By |June 18th, 2019|Blog|

What are the 5 biggest threats billionaires face when traveling? Time for Executive Protection

Traveling in and out of a foreign country can be dangerous, especially for billionaires and other high-net-worth individuals and their families. Here are the five biggest threats billionaires face when traveling out of China.

Possibility of Violence

It’s essential to have somebody do an intelligence report on the foreign country so that they know what the threats and concerns are. These reports can uncover everything from crime-ridden areas of a city to the possibility of violence. There could already be violence occurring in the area, so it’s important to know what places to avoid when you’re a high-net-worth individual. Violence can also occur when criminals find out that a billionaire is leaving or arriving at a particular time or place. Many people use email and post on social media about their whereabouts, but billionaires have to be mindful of who […]

By |June 14th, 2019|Blog|

Drones Are Used In Executive Protection

When one imagines the application of drone technology to security, it’s relatively easy to recognize the immediate benefit. What if you had a mobile security camera? The idea isn’t new, of course. Aerial photography has been used by law enforcement and the military for nearly 100 years.

If the application is executive security, however, photography isn’t always enough. The organizations tasked with the safety and welfare of high-ranking corporate personnel, politicians, dignitaries and their families have to consider all the possible threats and find a way to utilize the tools they have to prevent injury and address danger.

Drones have dramatically expanded the possibilities.

Line of Sight

Security depends almost entirely on line of sight. Whether you are tasked with protecting someone from unscrupulous photographers or would-be assassins, knowing what vantage points exist […]

By |June 11th, 2019|Blog|

Cybersecurity Expert Says Your Privacy is Compromised

It’s the era of the internet in which many people resign to give up their privacy to corporations and the government so that they can go to their favorite websites or use the internet as a resource for learning. In 2018, Congress voted to allow internet service providers to collect and sell customers’ browsing data, making the internet one of the least private places in the world.

Cybersecurity expert Bruce Schneier recently spoke with the Gazette about government and corporate surveillance and what internet users can do to protect their privacy.

Government Surveillance:

The government has made little strides to protect citizens’ privacy, so they basically have the right to monitor your online activity however and whenever they want.

Corporate Surveillance:

Everyone is under constant surveillance by corporations. Take Facebook for instance: Cell Phone providers collect data from Facebook and social media networks, […]

By |June 7th, 2019|Blog|

LA Confidential Interview: Everything A-List

LA Confidential Mag - Apr 2017Today, we are speaking with acclaimed security expert and renowned executive protection mogul, Kent Moyer, CEO of The World Protection Group, Inc. & 001. When it comes to protecting high net-worth individuals and celebrity clients, Kent Moyer has got the 411 on everything A-list.

LA CONFIDENTIAL: Kent, can you tell me a bit about your background?

KENT MOYER: My first job in this industry was working for Playboy, protecting Mr. Hugh Hefner and his family at the Playboy Mansion. Today, I am CEO of The World Protection Group and the recently formed 001, a luxury executive protection company that specializes in protecting high-net-worth and celebrity clients. As a graduate of the Wharton Business School Advanced Management Program, I have studied Strategic Management of Luxury Businesses at […]

By |May 30th, 2019|Articles|

The Modern Samurai Who Safeguards The Rich & Famous

In this occasional series, OZY takes to streets and neighborhoods across the globe to ask a simple question: “How was your day?”

Kent Moyer
Los Angeles

My day was pretty good, I’m up early — at 5, no later than 5:30 — and in an office way before everybody else. I’m in law enforcement and I work intelligence. The first thing in the day, I check intel from the night before and from that morning.

We’re unique. We handle a lot of rich and famous clients, from dignitaries to celebrities. It’s very important to be confidential and set up an entire system to protect them. We have Google-like software to punch in a name and get feeds that identify fifty kinds of threats, from kidnappings to hurricanes and homicides. Let’s say a client will be staying at the Four Seasons Hotel in […]

By |May 28th, 2019|Articles|