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Executive Protection and Secure Transportation Podcast

Release Date: 11/28/2018

Episode 169 - The 2020 ISDA Training Survey Results show art Episode 169 - The 2020 ISDA Training Survey Results

Executive Protection and Secure Transportation Podcast

Last year ISDA conducted an Executive Protection Security Driver Training Survey. The 2020 ISDA Training Survey Results Our goals were to determine the dollar value of the Executive Protection and Security Driving training market. To acquire metrics concerning what motivates potential students to attend one program over another- such as - How did they fund their training? - How many training programs have they attended during their career? - What was their motivation to participate in the training programs? We also wanted to determine what training subjects were covered and the average length...

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Episode 168 - The Science of Backing Up show art Episode 168 - The Science of Backing Up

Executive Protection and Secure Transportation Podcast

Driving in reverse is a valuable driving skill to have.   Backing up slowly can be a problem but backing up fast is hard and dangerous if not done correctly. With that said, it is by far one of the most valuable driving skills to have, and a Security Driver can acquire. Along with being hard to do, it is hard to teach and, if not taught correctly – dangerous. What makes it hard and hazardous is the definition of fast. How fast you can drive in reverse is limited to the vehicle's gearing; in most vehicles, you can drive as fast in reverse, or a little quicker, as you can in 1st gear....

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Episode 167 - The Security Drivers Triangle show art Episode 167 - The Security Drivers Triangle

Executive Protection and Secure Transportation Podcast

The Essence of Security Driving is Found in the Security Drivers Triangle. The driver's ability to avoid vehicle violence does not depend solely on their ability to control the vehicle. A driver is at the mercy of the environment and of the vehicle, they are driving. Driving, any form of driving, is a balance, and that balance is called the "driving system." The driving system is made up of three components: THE DRIVER, THE MACHINE, and THE ENVIRONMENT. In our world, it is called the Security Drivers Triangle. If a triangle's failure causes an accident or a successful ambush, the driver, the...

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Episode 166 - The Difference Between Handling and Cornering show art Episode 166 - The Difference Between Handling and Cornering

Executive Protection and Secure Transportation Podcast

There are two words that are often used in the automotive industry and protective driver training vernacular the words are handling and cornering. To get a better understanding of how the driver interacts with the vehicle requires understanding the difference between Handling and Cornering. While conducting a driver training program understanding this interaction is a must – when running a secure transportation operation, knowledge of this interaction adds to the principal’s safety and security.

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Episode 165 - Safety, Security, and the Science of G's show art Episode 165 - Safety, Security, and the Science of G's

Executive Protection and Secure Transportation Podcast

Ensuring the passengers’ safety and security requires the driver to have the knowledge, skill, and experience to control the vehicle when confronted with an emergency. The emergency does not necessarily need to be a security scenario; it can often be an accident-producing situation.  As we have mentioned many times in the past, research and science define driving skill as the driver’s “ability” to use the vehicle’s “capability.” Former  or Scotti School students know that we were and are anal about training our students to maximize the vehicle’s capability. The...

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Episode 164 - Vehicle Dynamics and Passing show art Episode 164 - Vehicle Dynamics and Passing

Executive Protection and Secure Transportation Podcast

The topic for this week’s episode is Vehicle Dynamics and Passing. Passing the vehicle in front of you is one driving skill we often do but don’t give it much thought. Once you decide to pass a vehicle in an urban environment, realize, and remember that you and your car will be spending a good deal of time in the wrong lane. To give you an idea of how much time and distance, consider this scenario. If you are traveling at 50 mph or 80KPH and passing the average sedan or SUV going 40 mph or 64 KPH, you will need about 10 seconds and 736 feet or 225 Meters to complete the pass...

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Episode 163 - A Dramatic Increase in Carjackings show art Episode 163 - A Dramatic Increase in Carjackings

Executive Protection and Secure Transportation Podcast

Hello, and welcome to episode 163 of the EPST podcast. I'm your host, Larry Snow. The topic for this week’s episode is the huge increase in carjackings. Statistically, driving the principal from point A to point B has been the highest risk the principal faces during their daily routine. A not so new risk needs to be added to that trip, and that is the dramatic increase, in fact, a staggering increase in carjackings in parts of the United States during the pandemic. If you are not familiar with the term, a carjacking is a violent, potentially fatal version of auto theft. Do a Google search...

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Episode 162 - Reflecting on the Effects of COVID-19 on the Profession show art Episode 162 - Reflecting on the Effects of COVID-19 on the Profession

Executive Protection and Secure Transportation Podcast

As 2020 comes to a welcome end, we reflect on the effects COVID-19 had and look into its impact on the profession. There is no doubt that Covid-19 has changed Secure Transportation; the question remains: for 2021, how long the changes will last, and will those changes be permanent. It is impossible to accurately predict the overall impact that the COVID crisis will have on the Protection industry, but as we move into 2021, these are some thoughts and metrics. Thoughts and Metrics As in any crisis, those who can adapt to the changes will survive, and those who can't - won't. The...

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Episode 161 - Assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh show art Episode 161 - Assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

Executive Protection and Secure Transportation Podcast

The topic for this week’s episode is an outline of the assassination of Iranian Senior Nuclear Scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, dubbed the father of the Iranian nuclear program, held the rank of brigadier general in Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). According to intelligence reports, he was responsible for Iran's development of nuclear warheads on ballistic missiles. On Friday, November 27th, 2020, at 2:15 PM, Fakhrizadeh was ambushed while traveling in an armored Nissan Teana on a rural road in Absard. In the past, we've conducted many forensic analyses on...

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Episode 160 - Understeer vs. Oversteer show art Episode 160 - Understeer vs. Oversteer

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Understeer and Oversteer are terms used to explain vehicle characteristics, and they are important signals transmitted to you by the vehicle, it is how the vehicle communicates to you. It is the vehicle’s way of telling you what you should do next. In a nutshell, understeer and oversteer are the interrelationships of the front and rear ends of the car. If you drove around a corner or made an emergency maneuver that created 3200 lbs pushing on the CG of your vehicle – in the perfect world your tires would be pushing back 1600 lbs. front and rear. This would be called neutral steering, and...

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The ISDA Secure Transportation and Executive Protection News Podcast for Wednesday, November 28, 2018

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In Terrorism News

From Insurance Business Magazine

Chubb launches terrorism risk service for multinational businesses

Chubb has announced the launch of a new service for multinational companies and large middle-market businesses. Chubb’s new Terrorism Risk Evaluation Services combines the company’s terrorism and political violence (PV) underwriting, risk engineering, global security, catastrophe modeling, and digital expertise. 

Terrorism Risk Evaluation Services was developed after Chubb received feedback from corporate customers who wanted to better understand terrorism and PV exposures, the company said. Through the offering, Chubb aligns its expertise and data across a series of specialist areas.

https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/us/news/breaking-news/chubb-launches-terrorism-risk-service-for-multinational-businesses-117373.aspx  

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In Vehicle News

From Engadget

Lincoln's 2020 Aviator SUV kneels to greet its driver

The Lincoln Motor Company is making its presence known at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, unveiling the latest iteration of its popular Aviator line of SUVs, along with its upgraded version dubbed the Grand Touring.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/11/28/lincolns-2020-aviator-suv-kneels-to-greet-its-driver/

https://www.autoblog.com/2018/11/28/2020-lincoln-aviator-crossover-400-horsepower-la-auto-show

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And from Autoblog

GM Sales from Q1 to Q3 2018 compared to 2017

With GM closing a number of plants and killing off some of its vehicles as it restructures, Autoblog got curious about the sales figures for various models across its brands. Autoblog went to sales tracking website GoodCarBadCar and compiled GM vehicle sales figures in the US for Q1 through Q3 2018

There are 37 vehicles in total. I’ll mention a few of the more often used secure transportation vehicles

  • Ranked 9th in sales with close to 80,000, the Chevrolet Tahoe is up 15% compared to 2017.
  • Ranked 12 in sales with roughly 63,000, the GMC Acadia is down over 23% compared to 2017.
  • Ranked 13th in sales with 49,000, the GMC Yukon is up close to 55% compared to 2017 numbers.
  • Ranked 17th in sales with over 40,000, the Chevrolet Suburban is up 4% from 2017 numbers.
  • And ranked 20th in sales with 26,000, the Cadillac Escalade is 67% compared to 2017.

https://www.autoblog.com/photos/gm-vehicle-sales-q1-q3-2018/

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In Security News

From the DailyMail

Taxpayers face a 6.3 million dollar security bill when Harry and Meghan move into their new cottage due to its 'exposed' location in Windsor Castle's grounds

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are renovating 19th-century Frogmore Cottage before moving there from Kensington Palace in the spring.

Plans will already be being formulated about how to secure the cottage grounds, which in places are only separated from public roads by a six-foot wall.

Former royal protection officer Ken Wharfe told The Mirror: 'The costs of building and security arrangements could balloon to $6.3 million in the first year.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6436247/Taxpayers-face-5MILLION-security-bill-Harry-Meghan-new-Windsor-cottage.html

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In Cyber Security News

From ZDNet

FBI dismantles gigantic ad fraud scheme operating across over one million IPs

The FBI, Google, and 20 tech industry partners have collaborated to take down a giant cyber-criminal network involved in generating fake ad views and clicks that have been used to defraud ad networks and advertisers for the past four years and make millions in illicit revenue for the scheme's perpetrators.

Besides a coordinated intervention to take down several of the criminal scheme's botnets, the US Department of Justice also announced a 13-count indictment against eight suspects believed to be behind this operation, three of whom are already under arrest and awaiting extradition to the US.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/fbi-dismantles-gigantic-ad-fraud-scheme-operating-across-over-one-million-ips/

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Lastly, just a quick reminder that we the ISDA has put together its annual Holiday Gift Guide for the executive protection and secure transportation professional. In the gift guide, we include recommended books, gear, and tech. To visit our gift guide go to https://isdacenter.org/giftguide

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