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Conversations In Close Protection is a podcast about the Executive/Close Protection industry. We use the podcast to enhance discussions about the industry and promote values, information and education within the Close Protection Community and try to have fun doing it!

Conversations in Close Protection Chuck Randolph & Chris Story

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Conversations In Close Protection is a podcast about the Executive/Close Protection industry. We use the podcast to enhance discussions about the industry and promote values, information and education within the Close Protection Community and try to have fun doing it!

    Intermediary: the conundrum of management in security

    Intermediary: the conundrum of management in security

    Security oversight is a double-edged sword, with many in the industry juggling roles as practitioners and administrators. Even within larger organizations that support distinct leadership functions, those in middle management often find themselves balancing hands-on tasks with supervisory responsibilities.
    Join the team as they catch up with Eablement Advisors' Ivor Terret. Long overdue, Ivor talks about the plight of management and how he sees the industry moving to support the shifting paradigm towards "at the speed of business."
    How do you juggle the administrivia with the day-to-day work? Tell us at protectiontalk@outlook.com

    • 2 hrs 7 min
    Dionysian Discourse: Geopolitics & Gin's Dr. Treston Wheat

    Dionysian Discourse: Geopolitics & Gin's Dr. Treston Wheat

    Get ready for a compelling blend of global affairs and lively conversation! We're thrilled to welcome back Dr. Treston Wheat, the mastermind behind the acclaimed 'Geopolitics and Gin' blog. Dr. Wheat, a security expert and our favorite PhD, will guide us through today's most pressing geopolitical issues, offering insights for protectors and leaders alike. 
    Join us as we unpack complex challenges and potential solutions while raising a glass (or two) with the good Doctor. 
    Expect a thought-provoking discussion alongside Dr. Wheat's favorite gin concoctions and other libations.
    Find Geopolitics and Gin here.  - https://tinyurl.com/yu4emjur 
    Give us your thoughts at protectiontalk@outlook.com

    • 2 hrs 17 min
    Shop Talk: March 2024

    Shop Talk: March 2024

    The ides of March are here, and, accordingly, the CiCP team is taking time to break down some recent news regarding the threatscape. This time, they deep dive into:
    Threats against healthcare systems, CA Senate bill 553 (or is it 533!?!) Asymmetric threats posed by digital risks such as AI or Deepfakes Using software aimed at other industries (like advertising) can be utilized in the targeting space Network outages and your PACE plan Foreign Agents operating on US soil Significant events - elections, Olympics and much more... It's another full round of shop talk. Join the conversation at protectiontalk@outlook.com
     
     

    • 1 hr 26 min
    'Napredak': A Conversation w/ Ivan Ivanovich

    'Napredak': A Conversation w/ Ivan Ivanovich

    The CiCP team is privileged to have Ivan Ivanovich, a renowned protector who advocates for a proactive, intelligence-driven approach emphasizing prevention and readiness. From his extensive executive protection experience across diverse regions like the Balkans and Latin America, Ivan offers a unique perspective. He argues that the traditional image of bodyguards with armored vehicles and weapons needs to be matured.
    Our discussion centers on Ivan's book, "Executive Protection in the 21st Century: A New Vision," exploring the shifting threats faced by executives, the role of technology in modern protection, and the significance of cultural awareness in a globalized context. Tune in as we delve into Ivan's insights on proactive risk mitigation and navigating the dynamic landscape of executive protection. 
    Protectiontalk@outlook.com
    Ivan's Book: https://www.amazon.com/Executive-Protection-21st-Century-vision/dp/8419808210
     

    • 2 hrs 29 min
    Quantification: Realizing metrics with Jim McConnell

    Quantification: Realizing metrics with Jim McConnell

    Metrics are an essential tool for measuring performance, efficiency, and reliability in any organization, big or small. However, getting started with metrics can be daunting. In this episode, the team speaks with Jim McConnell, a seasoned security expert with over 30 years of experience managing security organizations. Jim shares his expertise in defining and using metrics in a security organization. So, grab your pencil and enjoy the conversation!
    Also, if you're interested in learning more about converged security metrics, be sure to reach out to Jim at jim@askmcconnell.com and mention this podcast for a free PDF copy of top EP metrics from his book, "Converged Security Metrics: A Top 25 Set of Solutions.

    • 2 hrs 17 min
    Through the Threat Palindrome: Navigating 2024 with 2023's rollover risks

    Through the Threat Palindrome: Navigating 2024 with 2023's rollover risks

    Happy MMXXIV. After a much-needed break from the action, the team returns with thoughts on immediate risks, opportunities, and issues affecting the protective risk community. The new year comes out of the gate, looking much like the one we just left. What should you be thinking about as we roll into 2024! protectiontalk@outlook.com

    • 45 min

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