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The Circuit is the number #1 source of information on protection matters and is the industry-leading magazine for all security professionals who want to stay ahead of the game. If you're new to the industry or an old-school veteran, the Circuit is the place for you.
Through the podcast, we bring the stories and the contributors from the magazine to life.
The Circuit team is: Elijah Shaw, Jon Moss, Shaun West and Phelim Rowe.
For more information on all things Circuit related, visit us at: https://circuit-magazine.com

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The Circuit is the number #1 source of information on protection matters and is the industry-leading magazine for all security professionals who want to stay ahead of the game. If you're new to the industry or an old-school veteran, the Circuit is the place for you.
Through the podcast, we bring the stories and the contributors from the magazine to life.
The Circuit team is: Elijah Shaw, Jon Moss, Shaun West and Phelim Rowe.
For more information on all things Circuit related, visit us at: https://circuit-magazine.com

    The Security Generalist: Who Are They? Do You Need to be One? - Live from The Security Event | Birmingham

    The Security Generalist: Who Are They? Do You Need to be One? - Live from The Security Event | Birmingham

    Are we seeing the evolution of the security generalist? What do you need to know? Do you need to become one?
    This week we’ve been out in the wild where we recorded the show live from The Security Event, a physical event held in Birmingham, UK. We’ll be bringing listeners a flavor of what it’s like being back in the physical realm with 3 interviews recorded on location.
    This week, with the help of guests, Philip Ingram, Stuart Nash and Ellie Hurst, we going to develop our understanding of the security generalist. We’ll be asking…


    What is a security generalist? Do you need to understand all the different facets of security? Can you still be a specialist in a particular area?
    Is there an industry-wide move towards generalist over specialist and does that create a counterargument for being a specialist?
    What if you’re already a highly skilled specialist; no one would expect a Neurologist to retrain as a GP, so why is this creeping into the security industry?
    You might not think you need to know about cameras or analytics or access control systems but if you do know them, you're going to be more valuable to your client.
    Rather than needing to have a little knowledge in all areas can you shortcut the process by building an extensive ‘black book’?

    • 47 min
    Threat Intelligence - Advanced Skill or Industry Standard? | Chris Story

    Threat Intelligence - Advanced Skill or Industry Standard? | Chris Story

    Is threat intelligence the only language that physical protection and cyber security can use to effectively communicate the how, the why and the where? Do the cyber and physical realms even have any reason to communicate other than to exchange threat Intel?
    This week, we're going to be talking with Risk intelligence expert and trainer, Chris Story, familiar to many as the co-host of the Conversations in Close Protection Podcast. Chris has a military intelligence background and currently serves on the board of the IPSB.
    In this revealing interview, we ask Chris…
    Where does his passion for threat intelligence come from?
    Because threat intelligence isn’t considered a ‘sexy’ training subject, it often gets overlooked. How do we change the perception and get industry-wide buy-in on this subject?
    Where should threat intelligence live and where should it be housed to be effective and relevant?
    Should everyone sign-up for basic threat Intel training as if they were in the military?
    Tune in to episode 35 for this and much more on how threat intelligence can increase your capability as a protector. As Chris reminds us…
    “If you look at the risk and threat intelligence to understand what can hurt you beyond the 15 yards that you're responsible for then it makes your job abundantly easier.”
    More about Chris
    Chris Story is a security professional with over 25 years of experience managing, conducting, and consulting in protective and intelligence operations worldwide. Spending over a decade in the US Army, Chris served as a Counterintelligence Agent and Special Operations.
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-story-securityleadership/ (LinkedIn)
    https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/conversations-in-close-protection/id1464565197 (Conversations in Close Protection)
    More about the Circuit
    The Circuit Magazine is written and produced by volunteers, most of who are operationally active, working full time in the security industry. The magazine is a product of their combined passion and desire to give something back to the industry. By subscribing to the magazine you are helping to keep it going into the future. https://circuit-magazine.com/read/ (Find out more >)
    If you liked this podcast, we have an accompanying weekly newsletter called 'On the Circuit' where we take a deeper dive into the wider industry. http://bit.ly/OntheCircuit (Opt in here >)
    The Circuit team is:
    Elijah Shaw
    Jon Moss
    Shaun West
    Phelim Rowe
    Connect with Us:
    https://circuit-magazine.com/ (Circuit Magazine)
    https://mailchi.mp/the-bba.org.uk/bba-connect (BBA Connect)
    https://www.theprotectorapp.com/ (NABA Protector)
    https://the-bba.org.uk/ (British Bodyguard Association)

    • 34 min
    Lessons Learned from a Lifetime in Protection | Dale June

    Lessons Learned from a Lifetime in Protection | Dale June

    Becoming an educator is often the dream of many EP colleagues no matter where they might be in their careers. We all have something that we could share with the world, and we want to give back to the community, but what sort of skills are involved? What sort of experience translates well into being an educator?
    This week we welcome Dale L. June onto the podcast. Dale is a former military law enforcement and member of the United States Secret Service, where he served under four U.S. Presidents. He has a Master’s degree in criminal justice and currently teaches at the college and university levels. He has also written over 15 books, including the just-released new revised, 4th edition to ‘Introduction to Executive Protection.’
    Tune in to find out a few of the nuggets of wisdom Dale shares including:
    How to be more original in your thinking.
    How to overcome your demons and past mistakes.
    How to make a successful transition after a long career in the security industry.
    How to stop having regrets or fearing what's around the corner.
    Plus we unveil a little known fact about Dale’s early career which may just be a Circuit Podcast exclusive!

    As Dale aptly puts it:
    “I believe that the greatest tool…or the greatest weapon, however you want to use it is the brain. So why not use it and why not use all of your tools of thinking?”
    Hear all this and more as Dale talks about the latest release of his new book, ‘Introduction to Executive Protection’ with new, content and contributions from our very own Elijah Shaw.

    More about Dale:
    Dale L. June is a former military law enforcement and member of United States Secret Service, where he served under four U.S. Presidents. Dale has also worked directly with executives of multi-national corporations including VIPs, political figures, royalty, and celebrities. Dale holds an M.A. Degree in Criminal Justice from George Washington University and a B.A. Degree Public Administration, Sacramento State University. He currently teaches at the college and university level as an adjunct teacher at National University (Los Angeles) and El Camino College, Compton Center (Compton, CA) and National Polytechnic College (Lakeview, CA). He has also written over 15 books, including the just-released new and revised, 4th edition of ‘Introduction to Executive Protection.’
    Dale is also a former Member of the National Black Belt Association in Tae Kwon Do and has been inducted into U.S. Martial Artist’s Hall of Fame - Martial Artist of the Year (2005).
    https://www.dalejune101.com/ (Dale June 101)
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/1736305107/ref=cm_sw_r_as_gl_api_glt_fabc_GEVC7ZG5HXJKXBVAYGTS?linkCode=ml1andtag=elijahshaw-20 (Introduction to Executive Protection)
    More about the Circuit
    The Circuit Magazine is written and produced by volunteers, most of who are operationally active, working full time in the security industry. The magazine is a product of their combined passion and desire to give something back to the industry. By subscribing to the magazine you are helping to keep it going into the future. https://circuit-magazine.com/read/ (Find out more >)
    If you liked this podcast, we have an accompanying weekly newsletter called 'On the Circuit' where we take a deeper dive into the wider industry. http://bit.ly/OntheCircuit (Opt in here >)
    The Circuit team is:
    Elijah Shaw
    Jon Moss
    Shaun West
    Phelim Rowe


    Connect with Us:
    https://circuit-magazine.com/ (Circuit Magazine)
    https://mailchi.mp/the-bba.org.uk/bba-connect (BBA Connect)
    https://www.theprotectorapp.com/ (NABA Protector)
    https://the-bba.org.uk/ (British Bodyguard Association)

    • 36 min
    Academic Study - Your Path to Career Longevity? | Samantha Newbery

    Academic Study - Your Path to Career Longevity? | Samantha Newbery

    It’s no surprise to any working operator that real-world, practical hands-on experience is crucial to success on the job. But what about having a theoretical knowledge or an academic understanding of intelligence?
    This week we’re talking with Dr. Samantha Newbery, senior Reader in Intelligence Studies at the University of Salford, to get a better grasp of why having a broader knowledge and academic understanding of intelligence is even relevant for today's EP professional and how it applies to the corporate security world.
    Join us as we pick Dr. Newbery’s brain on:
    Whether tomorrow's EP professional is going to be required to just have a little more context and academic scope when operating?
    What the difference is between open-source intelligence courses and the academic study of intelligence?
    What is the value of academic studies and intelligence to the real world?
    A reverse question - who shouldn't be doing academic training in this area. Is there any category of person? Perhaps some stage of someone's career? Who shouldn't do it?
    What does one need to do in preparation before embarking on a master's degree?
    Why are ethics and intelligence gathering as such an important issue?
    Is it more difficult to do studies about intelligence in the private sector?
    With the drawdown in Afghanistan and colleagues looking at what to do next, could this be an area for EPs to gravitate to? We’ll have to see what time will tell on that. But we can take a cue from Dr. Newbery in deciphering that when she says:
    In intelligence studies, we call it ‘signals and noise’. The vast amount of data that you get is the noise. But “intelligence” are the signals that are actually significant to you amongst all that noise
    For more about Dr. Newbery: Dr. Samantha Newbery is leader in International Security at the University of Salford, Manchester. A political scientist, her expertise lies in intelligence and security. She is regularly invited to speak to academic audiences as well as to security professionals and has made numerous TV and radio appearances. Her publications include Interrogation, Intelligence and Security: Controversial British Techniques, the first book to systematically analyze the British use of interrogation techniques that can be described as torture. Why Spy? The Art of Intelligence was co-authored with Brian T.W. Stewart CMG, a former Deputy Chief of MI6 and Secretary of the Cabinet Office’s Joint Intelligence Committee, is available in paperback.
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-samantha-newbery-87511080/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-samantha-newbery-87511080/)
    Why Spy? https://www.hurstpublishers.com/book/why-spy/ (https://www.hurstpublishers.com/book/why-spy/)

    • 33 min
    [Short Circuit] The Politics of Protection - Ray Buford

    [Short Circuit] The Politics of Protection - Ray Buford

    As a Protection officer all your moves have to be calculated because they may have ramifications that could extend beyond you and outside of the detail, leading to severe repercussions for the protectee. This is what we mean when we talk about ‘the politics of protection.’
    You cannot teach the politics of protection, it needs to be learned through experience. However, good advice and mentorship can help you navigate pitfalls and lessen the potential collateral damage. This week, Elijah is joined by Ray Buford, a veteran of the protection industry who has worked inside the bubble and understands the politics of protection as well as anyone.
    More about Ray
    A 22-year veteran of the Detroit Police Dept. Ray spent the first 14 years working various patrol operations. For the last 8 years Ray has been assigned to the Mayor’s protection unit, where he serves as the Officer in charge.
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ray-buford-4024a183/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ray-buford-4024a183/)
    
    More about the Circuit
    The Circuit Magazine is written and produced by volunteers, most of who are operationally active, working full time in the security industry. The magazine is a product of their combined passion and desire to give something back to the industry. By subscribing to the magazine you are helping to keep it going into the future. https://circuit-magazine.com/read/ (Find out more >)
    If you liked this podcast, we have an accompanying weekly newsletter called 'On the Circuit' where we take a deeper dive into the wider industry. http://bit.ly/OntheCircuit (Opt in here >)
    The Circuit team is:
    Elijah Shaw
    Jon Moss
    Shaun West
    Phelim Rowe


    Connect with Us:
    https://circuit-magazine.com/ (Circuit Magazine)
    https://mailchi.mp/the-bba.org.uk/bba-connect (BBA Connect)
    https://www.theprotectorapp.com/ (NABA Protector)
    https://the-bba.org.uk/ (British Bodyguard Association)

    • 37 min
    Operating in West Africa – Etiquette & Threat Landscape | Hilda Dafe Nwachukwu

    Operating in West Africa – Etiquette & Threat Landscape | Hilda Dafe Nwachukwu

    Operating in unknown territory is second nature to most close protection operatives. Even still, planning and preparation will make the journey into the unknown much more secure than it would otherwise be.
    On this episode of the podcast, we are speaking with Hilda Dafe Nwachukwu, a Global Crisis Response Manager to discuss how operators can go about mastering etiquette and better understand the threat landscape when operating in West Africa.
    Tune in as we chat about:
    What the uninitiated need to know about operating in West Africa?
    What international security operators and professionals should do to prepare for a trip to the region?
    What should people be aware of when it comes to local etiquette and customs when planning for a trip to West Africa?
    What are some of the current challenges operators would face in global and corporate security in the region?
    What is the best advice for anyone looking to get a job within corporate security in West Africa?
    One of the biggest takeaways Hilda gives us on this episode is:
    “If you do not have the right training or the right network, and you don't understand the environment, you're set up to fail.”
    More about Hilda Dafe Nwachukwu:
    Hilda’s career spans 14 years in security management in both public and corporate security environments. She started her career in Nigeria’s intelligence agency; the Department of State Services (DSS) where she worked until she joined Cummins in 2017, as a security manager, West Africa. While at Cummins, Hilda has led several projects, including the design and implementation of the security architecture for CWAL’s 2019 $35million flagship facility in Lagos. She also led the deployment of CWAL’s Customer Service Excellence (CSE) project and is now Global Crisis Response Manager at Cummins.
    Holding both a master’s degree in crime management and a bachelor’s degree in microbiology, Hilda has also earned several certifications from the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS). Namely, she is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Certified Investigator (PCI) and a Physical Security Professional (PSP). Hilda is happily married to Victor Nwachukwu, and they have two sons, Tobenna (9 years old) and Jaachim (6 years old). In her leisure time, she loves to read, swim and most definitely movie binge.
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/hilda-dafe-nwachukwu-cpp-pci-psp-a64b92b2/ (LinkedIn:)
    More about the Circuit
    The Circuit Magazine is written and produced by volunteers, most of who are operationally active, working full time in the security industry. The magazine is a product of their combined passion and desire to give something back to the industry. By subscribing to the magazine you are helping to keep it going into the future. https://circuit-magazine.com/read/ (Find out more >)
    If you liked this podcast, we have an accompanying weekly newsletter called 'On the Circuit' where we take a deeper dive into the wider industry. http://bit.ly/OntheCircuit (Opt in here >)


    The Circuit team is:
    Elijah Shaw
    Jon Moss
    Shaun West
    Phelim Rowe


    Connect with Us:
    https://circuit-magazine.com/ (Circuit Magazine)
    https://mailchi.mp/the-bba.org.uk/bba-connect (BBA Connect)
    https://www.theprotectorapp.com/ (NABA Protector)
    https://the-bba.org.uk/ (British Bodyguard Association)

    • 42 min

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Excellent, relevant resource!

Outstanding interviews, smart conversation, and applicable best practices make this one of my favorite EP Podcasts.
Every industry professional and those beginning in the industry should be subscribed to this show.

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Must listen podcast for all close protectors!

Keeps you on your toes as a working operator. Guests are top industry experts and insiders. Great takeaways from every episode.

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