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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 Chris Story, Chuck Randolph

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    • 4.8 • 42 Ratings

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!

    Multifaceted: Dr. Michael Guirguis on medical strategies within tactical operations

    Multifaceted: Dr. Michael Guirguis on medical strategies within tactical operations

    This week, CiCP caught up with the incredibly busy and accomplished Dr. Michael Guirguis. He's not your average professional; he's the Chief Medical Officer at Raven Medical Support Group, an Emergency Room Physician, a Law Enforcement Flight Physician, and more. We had an insightful discussion with him about the importance of tactical medical oversight in Executive Protection (EP), training, and what drove him to the medical and tactical professions.
    Dr. Guirguis is featured in Paul Peng's new book, "The Philosophy of Marksmanship." Mike's addition promises to shed light on situational awareness, adding a fresh perspective to the text.
    Give us your thoughts at protectiontalk@outlook.com

    • 2 hr 22 min
    Shop Talk: August 2023

    Shop Talk: August 2023

    It's time for shoptalk, and the August edition comes in just under the wire.   As always, there is a lot to discuss, and the team discusses current events affecting the security industry.   Listen as we unpack the unique risk issues surrounding social media and online gaming influencers, information security around mobile apps, threats aimed at politicians, and Drew Barrymore's stalker.  Team CiCP also talks about the weaponization of LinkedIn, 
    and the assassination of The Wagner Group's leader Yevgeny Prigozhin.
    All this and more on this month's installment of CiCP's Shoptalk.
    Give us your feedback at protectiontalk@outlook.com
     

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Cogitation: Reflecting on Risk Intelligence with Ross Hill

    Cogitation: Reflecting on Risk Intelligence with Ross Hill

    Ross Hill's career took root in curiosity, a quality that has kept him forward-thinking amidst the ever-evolving corporate intelligence industry. As a [reluctant] leader in the space, Ross emphasizes the importance of actionable intelligence that challenges preconceived notions, enabling policymakers via pertinent information. He advocates breaking away from traditional norms such as specialization. Drawing from his experiences during significant geopolitical events like the Arab Spring, Ross shares valuable personal lessons. Having been actively involved in field operations, he also offers insights on how protectors and intelligence professionals should approach their roles.
    Join this engaging discussion with Ross Hill, Director of Intelligence at AT-RISK International, as the team at CiCP explores these thought-provoking topics and more. Give us your feedback at protectiontalk@outlook.com

    • 2 hr 22 min
    Unyielding Resilience: The Journey of a Human Intelligence Specialist

    Unyielding Resilience: The Journey of a Human Intelligence Specialist

    Lauren Wygant's path might sound familiar: from high school athlete to becoming a secret agent and, eventually, a corporate security specialist. However, Lauren's journey has been purposeful and deliberate. Throughout her personal and professional life, she has remained deeply connected to her "why," serving as a guiding force. Having previously worked as a human intelligence specialist in the Central Intelligence Agency, where her responsibilities included identifying and recruiting assets, Lauren now utilizes those same invaluable skills to help individuals and organizations identify and mitigate risks effectively.
    Join the team as we delve into Lauren's rich experiences and discover how you can harness her skill set to enhance your resilience as a practitioner and within your organization.  Give us your feedback at protectiontalk@outlook.com

    • 1 hr 58 min
    Shop Talk: July 2023

    Shop Talk: July 2023

    It's July Shop Talk, and there's much to cover. This time we find the team discussing the recent conferences they have attended and Russian events, including the recent change of venue by the Wagner Group, an assassination attempt on Putin, and a "resurgence" of wet work activity. They also discuss recent decisions by the Supreme Court affecting threat management and protective intelligence, assaults on local politicians, and an active threat aimed at the Stanley Cup that was prevented: all this and the usual banter from your CiCP Team. Join the conversation at protectiontalk@outlook.com
    Everything is bigger in Texas! Join the CiCP team in Dallas at the 2023 Close Protection Conference - https://ips-board.org/cpc2023
     

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Cognizance: Situational Awareness from former Marine Corps Hunters

    Cognizance: Situational Awareness from former Marine Corps Hunters

    Join the team as they explore the genesis of the Marine Corps Hunter program (established in 2007 by General James "Mad Dog" Mattis to equip Marines with cutting-edge combat skills) with Arcadia Cognerati's Greg Williams and Brian Marren.
    Greg Williams, a highly experienced veteran and intelligence leader, shaped the Combat Hunter program. With a decorated career spanning over three decades, various US Department of Defense agencies have sought Greg's expertise, training, and advising military and law enforcement worldwide. His validated programs enhance situational awareness and address security challenges.
    Brian Marren, a decorated Marine Sniper and security professional, has extensive Human Behavior Pattern Recognition & Analysis expertise. With a background in combat deployments and high-threat protection assignments worldwide, Brian's leadership and adaptability have gained recognition. He has trained and mentored military, law enforcement, and private sector clients making him valuable in understanding close protection nuances.
    We delve into the experiences, insights, and strategies shared by Greg and Brian to elevate our understanding of situational awareness and the evolving security landscape.  
    Give us your thoughts at protectiontalk@outlook.com

    • 2 hr 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

JenDevilKitty ,

Informative & Entertaining

Excellent interviews and discussions covering experiences, trends, the hosts and their interviewees expertise and guidance. Although focusing on “close protection,” the discussions and insights are relevant to anyone interested in understanding their world and how things around them may effect them, their businesses, communities and society.
Hosts are smart, entertaining and drive towards “rising all ships”

Rodney Brooking ,

Excellent Information

As a newer protector trying to break into the industry, this podcast has provided a much larger view of the protection industry for me. The lessons learned, industry insights, and potential pitfalls have been very useful as well on my journey. Thank you Chris and Chuck for doing this podcast!

Gladius PSP ,

Invaluable information

This is the best podcast available on Close Protection and related topics. Well done, and looking forward to featuring notables in the EP universe.

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