6 episodes

Defuse® specialises in tackling threatening & worrying communications & behaviour.Defuse® brings together psychology and intelligence to mitigate threats and risks to prominent people and brands. This podcast discusses the issues facing prominent people and brands with globally recognised experts.It discusses stalking, protective security, intelligence, psychological profiling, crisis management, reputational management, cyber bullying and other key subjects.

The Online Bodyguard‪®‬ Philip Grindell MSc - The Online Bodyguard®

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Defuse® specialises in tackling threatening & worrying communications & behaviour.Defuse® brings together psychology and intelligence to mitigate threats and risks to prominent people and brands. This podcast discusses the issues facing prominent people and brands with globally recognised experts.It discusses stalking, protective security, intelligence, psychological profiling, crisis management, reputational management, cyber bullying and other key subjects.

    The Online Bodyguard® Podcast - Conflict Resolution, Cultural challenges and Vexatious Complainants featuring Mr. Tottie Karpela CTM

    The Online Bodyguard® Podcast - Conflict Resolution, Cultural challenges and Vexatious Complainants featuring Mr. Tottie Karpela CTM

    In this episode of The Online Bodyguard Podcast, Totti Karpela, Executive board member for the Association of European Threat Assessment Professionals (AETAP) shares his expertise on how to assess persons of concern who may pose a threat to public and prominent figures. He discusses his expertise around conflict management, vexatious complainant, the cultural challenges a threat management professional must be aware of, and the impact on workplace conflicts from the Covid pandemic.
     Mr Karpela, a graduate of the Finland’s Police University College, has a 20-year career in the National Police of Finland where he worked as a unit supervisor and subject matter expert. During his career, Inspector Karpela was part of a team that specialized in managing threats that were directed towards law enforcement and judicial officials. Mr. Karpela has undergone specialised training pertaining to the psychological assessment of offending behaviour and has experience in both the private and public sectors, particularly working with high-risk and high-harm offenders. He also spent nine years as a member of the hostage negotiator team in the National SWAT team. For the majority of his career Mr. Karpela also worked at the National Police University, teaching management of aggressive behaviour and conflict resolution skills.
     In his current role in the private sector Mr. Karpela has worked with presidential candidates, celebrities, media companies, banks and insurance companies, aviation industry, educational facilities as well as multinational corporations specializing in threat assessment and case management. He frequently provides behavioural and security consultation to multinational organizations.
     Mr. Karpela has worked as a subject matter expert since 1986, consulting and coaching government organizations and corporations on five continents in the prevention of violent crime, security issues, conflict resolution and risk mitigation. Mr. Karpela is the only person outside of the United States to hold a CTM-accreditation, a professional accreditation for security professionals related to the assessment and management of violent behaviour. Mr. Karpela is also accredited to provide consultation and training related to the European equivalent, CETAP. He holds numerous professional certifications related to violence risk assessment.
    Mr. Karpela is a graduate of U.S. Secret Service Threat Management Program, Gavin De Becker threat management academy and he has done numerous other professional training programs with the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit. Before joining the National police of Finland, Mr. Karpela served in the Military Police SRT-team. He is still in the Finnish reserve corps with the rank of Warrant officer.
     Other relevant NGO responsibilities: Subject matter expert for European Council and O.S.C.E. in crime prevention projects. Totti is also a member of the Merrick & Company’s Global Biosafety & Biosecurity Consulting Advisory Board since 2017. Executive board member for the Association of European Threat Assessment Professionals (AETAP). He also spent nine years as a senior research fellow at the Association for Counterterrorism and Security Professionals - Centre for Security Studies and a committee member for the Nordic Counter Terrorism Network. He is an internationally recognised threat assessment professional and is registered as such with the Association of European Threat Assessment Professionals.
     Mr. Karpela has also authored three books on police operations with organized crime (1995), personal security (1998) and case management guide for stalking cases (2001). He has also authored a chapter on the use of social psychology in counter terrorism operations (2017). In 2022 his book a management of vexatious complainants comes out. 

    • 51 min
    The Online Bodyguard® Podcast - Trauma & Crisis Liaison featuring Miles Manning

    The Online Bodyguard® Podcast - Trauma & Crisis Liaison featuring Miles Manning

    In an increasingly global market in which employees travel the world and holidaymakers explore ever increasing boundaries accidents and tragedies happen, whether by acts of terrorism, crime, negligence, or accidents.

    When those tragedies occur, the reputations of the organisations involved can be instantly and permanently damaged, with litigation and blame following close behind.

    This podcast discusses the impact of a traumatic event, the issues involved, and the expertise required to defuse the emotional, reputational and financial costs.
    Miles Manning worked closely with The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). In 2011 Miles became one of a small number of Family Liaison Coordinators on the Counter Terrorism Command. Dealing with atrocities in Algeria and Kenya, Miles pushed for more FLO involvement on scene and in 2015 following the attack in Sousse, Tunisia, Miles led a team of FLO's deployed in country within hours of the first reports. Working with multiple agencies, local government and crisis response companies, his team assisted several families with identification and repatriation of loved ones. Miles also led the team that deployed to Brussels and Marseille, again as part of The FCO Rapid Deployment Team.

    Miles is a director of FLS Global, who in the event of a death or serious injury abroad, support organisations to ensure harm is minimised and trauma is managed. https://www.fls-global.co.uk/

    Miles is the Family Liaison advisor to The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Deaths Abroad, as well as providing practical support and his extensive experience to advise corporate clients, dealing with families who are affected by the death or serious injury of a loved one abroad.

    • 59 min
    The Online Bodyguard Podcast - Threat Assessment featuring Dr Reid Meloy

    The Online Bodyguard Podcast - Threat Assessment featuring Dr Reid Meloy

    In this episode of The Online Bodyguard Podcast, he shares his expertise on how to assess persons of concern who may pose a threat to public and prominent figures. He discusses his extensive case history and expertise of proximal warning behaviours, communicated threats, mental illness in attackers, how they plan, escalate and appropriate interventions. Dr Meloy shares his thoughts of the future of the threat assessment industry, how to identify a professional organisation and finally shares some of his top tips for staying safe.

    Dr. Reid Meloy is widely known as one the preeminent experts in the field of assessing threats of violence. Dr. Reid Meloy is a board-certified forensic psychologist (ABPP) and consults on criminal and civil cases throughout the U.S. and Europe. Dr. Meloy has authored or co-authored over two hundred fifty papers published in peer-reviewed psychiatric and psychological journals, and has authored, co-authored or edited thirteen books. He has been consulting, researching and writing about personality disorder, psychopathy, stalking, narcissism, criminality, mental disorder, and targeted violence for the past thirty years. He was a technical consultant to the television series CSI from its inception in 2000 until its final episode in 2015; and is the technical consultant to “Indivisible: Healing Hate,” a Paramount + television series exploring the historical roots of the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection. https://drreidmeloy.com/

    • 53 min
    The Online Bodyguard Podcast - Crisis Communications' featuring Richard Levick

    The Online Bodyguard Podcast - Crisis Communications' featuring Richard Levick

    Richard Levick Esq. is Chairman & CEO of LEVICK, a crisis communications and public affairs firm, representing countries and companies in the highest-stakes global matters – the Venezuelan crisis; Qatar; the Chinese trade war; the Gulf oil spill; Guantanamo Bay, the Catholic Church and many others.

    He and his firm have represented more than 300 of the world’s largest law firms, hundreds of companies and over 30 countries, providing heads of state with communications, access and insight into Washington.

    Mr. Levick has been honoured multiple times on the prestigious list of “The 100 Most Influential People in the Boardroom” and has been named to several professional Halls of Fame for lifetime achievement.

    He is the co-author of four books including two on litigation communications, hosts daily podcasts for a variety of publications and is a regular commentator on television and in print.

    Under Richard Levick’s leadership, LEVICK has grown to one of the world’s leading firms in crisis, litigation, and public affairs, representing companies and countries in the highest-profile matters.
     
    This podcast is a masterclass in crisis communications. It discusses the following:
     
    What constitutes a crisisCrisis communication in the internet ageHow crisis communications strategy has evolvedCancel Culture and how to recover from itThe challenges of global clientsThe problem with ‘Wokeness’

    • 45 min
    The Online Bodyguard Podcast - Stalking and Psychological Profiling featuring Dr Lorraine Sheridan

    The Online Bodyguard Podcast - Stalking and Psychological Profiling featuring Dr Lorraine Sheridan

    Dr Lorraine Sheridan is a Chartered Forensic Psychologist and partner in Defuse®. Lorraine completed Europe’s first PhD on stalking. She is a police accredited offender profiler and compiles psychological reports related to offenders, highlighting the risks posed by known or unknown suspects. Lorraine was formerly a senior academic in Perth, Western Australia.
    Dr. Sheridan is the former President of the Asia Pacific Association of Threat Assessment Professionals.
     
    This podcast is a masterclass in stalking. It discusses the following:
    What is stalking?What is the difference between harassment and stalking?Are there different types of stalking?What do you do if you are being stalked?What is psychological profiling?When should you have a profile completed?

    • 41 min
    How can Family Businesses Stay Safe in the Digital Age?

    How can Family Businesses Stay Safe in the Digital Age?

    On this episode of the Family Business Voice, Philip Grindell, CEO of Defuse Global, and Ramia talk about how family businesses can stay safe in the digital age.
    Philip Grindell’s background as a Scotland Yard Detective with time spent seconded to British Intelligence gives him an in-depth view on just what can happen in unsafe situations. And now, he’s applying those insights to the world of private security, helping family business members, politicians and other high-profile clients stay safe both online and in-person.
    Safety starts with people. Regardless of the type of threat a family business has to deal with, that threat originates from a person on the other end, and a person in the business must let that threat in — knowingly or unknowingly. As such, businesses should vet their employees thoroughly and check in with them regularly to make sure they are doing everything they can to keep the organisation safe. Check more than just a possible recruit’s experience or skills; check their associations and their potential to heighten risk. Businesses should consider implementing safety governance. Even a few simple regulations can go a long way. Some examples of good safety governance are: changing passwords regularly and not using third-party hardware with unknown providence (thumb-drives from tradeshows, for instance).Start the conversation around safety before circumstance necessitates it. Only by encouraging a culture that recognises threats, whether physical, reputational or psychological, as real and serious can family businesses mitigate those threats when they arise.

    https://www.tharawat-magazine.com/podcast/family-business-safety/

    • 24 min

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