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Executive Protection and Secure Transportation Podcast

Release Date: 12/03/2018

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

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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 Monday, December 3, 2018

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In Security News

From Reuters News

U.S. consulate in Mexico attacked with grenade, no injuries

Mexican authorities are investigating an apparent grenade attack on the U.S. consulate in the city of Guadalajara, officials said on Saturday, underscoring the security challenges facing Mexico’s new president.

The attack took place early on Saturday morning, local media reported, ahead of the swearing-in of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador later in the day.

No one was killed or injured in the attack and Mexican authorities are investigating the matter, according to a U.S. official in Mexico.

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-mexico-blast-idUSKCN1O101W

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In Executive Protection News

From the International Protective Security Board

Close Protection Conference

The International Protective Security Board or IPSB for short, concluded their Close Protection Conference on Sunday. According to IPSB President Kristin Lenardson, there were over 370 protectors from all over the world in attendance. We had over 70 shooters at the Shooting Challenge and over 35 female protectors attend the first Women in Protection event.

We had amazing presentations from industry experts, fantastic participation from attendees, and several successful days of education and networking, she said.

In attendance at the conference were several ISDA members. If you would like to provide feedback or volunteer with the IPSB please reach out at [email protected].

Speaking of conferences the ISDA Executive Protection and Security Related Conference survey has concluded and we’ll be sharing the data with the community very soon.

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In Vehicle News

From Driving.Ca

Ford wants to use tech to predict where car crashes will happen

American automaker Ford says it’s developed an algorithm that identifies where collisions are likely to happen within a city, allowing local authorities to act before an accident occurs.

Usually, crash-prone problem areas can only be identified after an accident, but this new system hopes to get ahead of them before they become problem areas.

The algorithm was created using data collected from 160 vans in London, U.K., which together traveled one million kilometers during a collective 15,000 days of vehicle use.

That allowed Ford to collect some 500 million data points. The highly detailed parameters analyzed included the severity of braking and the application of hazard lights, which helped identify “near-misses” and where they frequently occurred. This data was then cross-referenced with existing accident reports.

https://driving.ca/ford/auto-news/news/ford-wants-to-use-tech-to-predict-where-car-crashes-will-happen

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And from Motor Authority

Cadillac Escalade gets Sport Edition treatment for 2019

Cadillac last Wednesday unveiled the 2019 Escalade Sport Edition at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show.

The Sport Edition model represents the first special edition available for the current Escalade, which arrived for 2015, and you'll easily recognize it by its black exterior accents.

Gloss black is used for the front grilles, window moldings, body side moldings, and the rear fascia. The Sport Edition also features a dark shade, referred to as Midnight Silver, on its standard 22-inch wheels.

 

https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1120152_cadillac-escalade-gets-sport-edition-treatment-for-2019

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In Business of Executive Protection News

Strategic Marketing Solutions

Stagnant 

Definition of Stagnant

Not advancing or developing – showing no activity; stale

For this podcast, I’m going to talk about Stagnant in the context of what I refer to as your digital platform – your website; and what I have seen as an over-reliance on social media. 

Is your website active? Is your website just a brochure on the web? When was the last time you put up new content? Updated an image? Shared a new testimonial from a client? Perhaps your website is poorly designed by relying on a friend to save a couple of bucks to design your website. When was the last time you put information on your website that was useful for your clients and visitors? 

As I have discussed in previous blog posts your website is the hub – the center of your business. You have a platform on the web so that potential clients and current customers can find you. With your website, you can control your brand – who you are, what you do, and what qualifies you to do it. Everything comes out of your controlled website and goes to the spokes – which are the social media networks. 

https://larrysnow.me/stagnant/

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Lastly, just a quick reminder that 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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