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The ESK Career Success Triangle, Planning for a Career in Protective Services

Executive Protection and Secure Transportation Podcast

Release Date: 12/18/2018

Episode 170 - The 2020 ISDA Training Survey Results, Part 2 show art Episode 170 - The 2020 ISDA Training Survey Results, Part 2

Executive Protection and Secure Transportation Podcast

In this episode, we are continuing with the results from the 2020 ISDA Training Survey. Just a quick recap from the previous episode. The purpose of the Survey was to supply those looking to enter the profession and those who want to expand their education with data that assist with the decision-making process. Also, to help those who provide training to determine the best methods of reaching their potential audience. The Survey was separated into five sections – GI Bill – Training Course Metrics – Financial - Motivation – Jobs after Training. The first Podcast covered the first three...

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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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The ISDA Secure Transportation and Executive Protection News Podcast for Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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In Vehicle News

From Automotive Fleet

8 Auto Tech Trends to Watch in 2019

Manufacturers are adding increasingly cutting-edge technology options to their vehicles, and the coming year should bring additional options to enhance safety and integrate smartphones, according to the editors at Autotrader, who have released their list of the Best New Automotive Technology for 2019.

"From surround-view cameras to steering avoidance, new technology features can give drivers a better look at what's around them or extra help to prevent collisions," said Tara Trompeter, managing editor for Autotrader. "Car buyers can find many of these technology options in every segment, from sub-compact cars to full-size SUVs, making it worth checking closely to see what's available across different models and brands."

Autotrader's Best New Automotive Technology for 2019:

 

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/321115/8-auto-tech-trends-to-watch-in-2019

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And from Consumer Reports

2019 Audi A8 Is a First-Class Cruiser in a Subtle Package

CR's testers detail their first impressions of this new luxury sedan

The 2019 Audi A8 has been redesigned to court sophisticated buyers in the ultra-luxury sedan segment, with a focus on extra creature comforts, including heated armrests, technology, and partially automated driving capabilities.

Consumer Reports recently purchased their own A8 L and immediately began comparing it with other high-end models, such as the BMW 7 SeriesMercedes-Benz S-Class, and the recently tested Lexus LS. This is an exclusive group, and any model looking to compete has a high bar to reach.

These are consumer reports first impressions of this new model. 

Overview

The A8 is immensely satisfying to drive, with a smooth and responsive powertrain, an almost magic carpet ride, and an interior that’s as nice as a five-star hotel (and almost as roomy). 

CR’s Take

Despite sales numbers that show thousands of consumers migrating to SUVs, Audi’s new A8 is a clear indication that sedans still can have a rich appeal. This car encompasses everything luxury buyers crave, such as a cushy ride, excellent seats, and a tomb-quiet cabin. As Consumer Reports do with all of their test cars, they’ll be putting the A8 through a litany of more than 50 tests after they've driven it for an initial 2,000 miles.

https://www.consumerreports.org/luxury-sedans/2019-audi-a8-first-drive-review/

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In Driving News

From Motor Authority

Should you warm up your engine before driving?

It's a generally held rule: Let your car warm up a bit before heading off to tackle the day. But is it really necessary?

In a word? No.

Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained is here to explain why today's cars don't really need to be warmed up before driving. Basically, it comes down to the wonders of fuel injection.

https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1105367_should-you-warm-up-your-engine-before-driving

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In Executive Protection News

From the International Security Driver Association

The ESK Career Success Triangle, Planning for a Career in Protective Services

We have all talked about this; for many, finding a career path or advancing a career is the most challenging tasks they face. We have also talked at length and ad nauseam about training providers that will use your desire and passion to sell training that has no market value.

No matter what is said by whom, to succeed in the Protective Services profession, you need to gain career capital by collecting marketable experience, skills, and knowledge (ESK).

Instead of just talking about the career path to success, the International Security Driver Association (ISDA) and their members have created three documents outlining that path. The documents are – the ESK Triangle, the ISDA Roadmap (ISDA members only), and the ISDA Roadmap Checklist.

The ISDA ESK Triangle

The ISDA ESK Triangle represents the three critical elements needed to reach your goals – Experience – Skills, and Knowledge. To be successful at just about anything, you have to have all three corners of the triangle. If you’re missing any one of these, it will be harder to reach your goals. Those who do not succeed in their profession or do not achieve their goals fail because one of the pieces of the triangle was missing, was not marketable or was the wrong ESK for the intended goal. 

 

http://securitydriver.com/12/isda-esk-triangle/

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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. If you’re looking for last minute Christmas gifts visit our gift guide go to https://isdacenter.org/giftguide

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Links to all news stories mentioned in this podcast are available on the SecurityDriver.Com website. You can also listen to past podcast episodes and leave comments.  

Thanks for listening to the ISDA Secure Transportation and Executive Protection News podcast. 

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