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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 read less
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Behavioural Analysis and Risk Factors for Children | Sandra Adiarte
19-02-2024
Behavioural Analysis and Risk Factors for Children | Sandra Adiarte
Professionally, you might be doing the 'correct' thing but is it the right thing in the eyes of UHNW parents? You're the protector and not the nanny but you still need to gain compliance and cooperation when protecting children. And so it was a pleasure to welcome Sandra Adiarte, Founder of Apollo Synergetics to discuss:What communication styles should you employ with toddlers when compared to teenagers?How can you communicate high risk threats to small children?How should you avoid becoming a 'buddyguard'?What additional traits or skills are UHNW parents looking for in EP when deploying around their children?What risk factors do usual EP operations not take into consideration when looking after children?About Sandra: LinkedInMore 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. Find out more >Newsletter: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. Opt in here >The Circuit team is:Jon MossShaun WestPhelim RoweElijah ShawConnect with Us: Circuit MagazineBBA ConnectNABA ProtectorBritish Bodyguard Association
Future EP Services | Live At the Ninth Annual Executive Security & CP Technology Forum London
08-02-2024
Future EP Services | Live At the Ninth Annual Executive Security & CP Technology Forum London
What if the modernization of EP is more about the protector themselves and less about the type of service offered? Following the last four years we have seen a push to include more desk based intelligence services but can anything replace the 'last ten feet'?Join us where we review a live recording from the Ninth Annual Executive Security and CP Technology Forum in London with a fantastic international panel with representatives from the UK, Mexico, US and Germany to address the balance between the modernization of the service and those serving:What new services will clients ask for in 2024?How can you get direct access to the principal to ask what they actually want?How is the EP scene today in Germany, UK, US and Mexico?What does the modernization of the protector actually look like?Does modernization have to mean the adoption of technology?About the Panelists:Brandon ShafikhaniDavid Breen MVOAngie ClarkeAxel WochingerIvan IvanovichMore 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. Find out more >Newsletter: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. Opt in here >The Circuit team is:Jon MossShaun WestPhelim RoweElijah ShawConnect with Us: Circuit MagazineBBA ConnectNABA ProtectorBritish Bodyguard Association
Breaking Down Barriers & Unlocking Doors with Higher Education | Craig Smith
22-01-2024
Breaking Down Barriers & Unlocking Doors with Higher Education | Craig Smith
Are Master's degrees designed for your employment prospects or personal fulfilment? This week, we’re joined by Craig Smith from Minerva Elite Performance, who shares his thoughts on the importance and value of higher education within the security industry.In this episode, we examine how higher qualifications like Masters or PhDs could potentially differentiate professionals in this field, add value to their careers, and even provide a 'key' to open doors to opportunities.Craig emphasizes the importance of knowing one's purpose or the 'why' before pursuing higher education and the values of institutional support and engaging subject specialists.The conversation also touches on the impact of business and management education, and we’ll try to break down some of the perceived 'barriers' around higher education.Tune in to hear this wide-ranging discussion including:The Allure of Tertiary Qualifications for ProtectorsThe Role of Higher Education in Enhancing EmployabilityIs there a Danger of Overqualifying Yourself?How can protectors differentiate between higher education providers?What do all the levels actually mean?About Craig:LinkedInMinerva Elite PeformanceMore 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. Find out more >Newsletter: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. Opt in here >The Circuit team is:Jon MossShaun WestPhelim RoweElijah ShawConnect with Us: Circuit MagazineBBA ConnectNABA ProtectorBritish Bodyguard Association
Navigating Security Opportunities in Asia | Oliver JT Laurence
13-01-2024
Navigating Security Opportunities in Asia | Oliver JT Laurence
Operating in Asia requires a cultural appreciation not just of your destination but of how you will be perceived in that geography. In this episode, our guest is Oliver JT Laurence, Director of Operations at I-OnAsia, headquartered in Hong Kong. We explore the complexities and challenges that security professionals face in this dynamic region, shedding light on the nuances of operating effectively amidst cultural, political, and economic shifts.We delve into:What services are most in demand from international operators in Asia?What types of operators are best suited or will be best received?Do you need to be fluent in Mandarin to succeed in the region?What geopolitical considerations should operators be aware of?How can international practitioners validate the credentials of local partners?"It's not going anywhere. It's important that we recognize that and support clients both in and out of the jurisdiction in any way we can." - OLAbout Oliver:LinkedInI-OnAsiaMore about the Circuit:The Circuit Magazine is written and produced by operationally active volunteers 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. Find out more >If you liked this podcast, we have an accompanying weekly newsletter called 'On the Circuit', where we dive deeper into the wider industry. Opt in here >The Circuit team is:Jon MossShaun WestPhelim RoweElijah ShawConnect with Us: Circuit MagazineBBA ConnectNABA ProtectorBritish Bodyguard Association
Duty of Care for the Protector | Armando Leon & Jonathan Perillo
15-12-2023
Duty of Care for the Protector | Armando Leon & Jonathan Perillo
In this episode of the Circuit Magazine podcast, Armando Leon, Senior Manager of Security Infrastructure Protection at Washington Metropolitan Area Transport Authority, and Jonathan Pirillo, Manager of Security and Life Safety at Munich Re, discuss the evolution of leadership skillsets in corporate security.They delve into how leaders develop and guide their teams, stressing the importance of soft skills, adaptability and taking care of staff in a dynamic threat environment.The discussion also covers the following topics:The Importance of Leadership Skills in Corporate SecurityThe Role of Soft Skills in Security LeadershipLegal Considerations in Duty of CareThe Challenges in Hiring for Security Roles and the Importance of creating a Team Environment.What legal frameworks does the leader have to take into consideration when it comes to EHS?How can the leader protect the organization whilst also protecting the protectors?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. 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. Opt in here >The Circuit team is:Jon MossShaun WestPhelim RoweElijah ShawConnect with Us: Circuit MagazineBBA ConnectNABA ProtectorBritish Bodyguard Association
Embracing Integrated Training in Security - Lee McWhorter & Kevin Lewis
03-12-2023
Embracing Integrated Training in Security - Lee McWhorter & Kevin Lewis
In this episode, we deep-dive into the dynamic theme of Integrated Training and how this innovative approach is revolutionizing the way security professionals operate. Discover why mastering both the digital battleground and the physical frontline is no longer a luxury, but a critical necessity. Phelim and Shaun are pleased to welcome Lee McWhorter, CTO and Director of Cybersecurity at Covered Six, and Kevin Lewis, Director of Training also at Covered Six as we take a journey through the cutting-edge intersection of cyber and physical security. Tune in to learn why Integrated Training isn’t just an option, but an absolute game-changer for anyone in the security field. In this epsiode we discuss:Overview of Integrated Training: The importance and impact of combining physical and cyber security training in the security industry.Two Pillars of Security: Exploring the interrelation and convergence of cybersecurity and physical security in integrated training.Cyber-Physical Threats: Examining scenarios where cyber and physical security threats intersect and their implications.Essential Knowledge for Security Professionals: The necessity of a basic understanding in both cyber and physical security for effective client protection.Importance of OSINT and Cyber Hygiene: The role of open-source intelligence and cybersecurity awareness in modern security practices.Challenges and Future Outlook: Discussing the complexities and future trends in integrated training within the security industry.Our Guests:Lee McWhorterKevin LewisCovered SixMore 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. 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. Opt in here >The Circuit team is:Jon MossShaun WestPhelim RoweElijah ShawConnect with Us: Circuit MagazineBBA ConnectNABA ProtectorBritish Bodyguard Association
Risk Management and Breaking Down Silos | Andrew Peden
03-09-2023
Risk Management and Breaking Down Silos | Andrew Peden
Instead of a single super-security specialist, is the EP firm the home of convergence because as a business any service can be bundled or offered through a partnership? In this edition of the Circuit Magazine podcast, Shaun and Phelim speak with Andrew Peden, the founder and CEO of L5L Solutions, about the importance of breaking down silos within the risk management industry.We delve into the idea of a 'unified protector', and ask whether professionals in the risk protection sphere should operate on a less hierarchical, more peer-level basis to work more efficiently.Andrew underlines the significance of maintaining effective communication channels along hierarchical lines and the need to develop a strategy for achieving professional goals.Other topics covered include:The Concept of Super Service in Security and what is the Future of Risk ManagementThe Importance of Continuous Learning and Adaptability and the role of the Unified ProtectorWhere does the wider EP ecosystem end?Do silos really exist, if so, what is preventing a manned guard from calling the CFO?What partners does EP 'actionable' intelligence need today and will it need in five years?What role could cross-functional teams have in developing the 'unified protector'?What does all this mean for the specialist?About Andrew:LinkedInMore 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. 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. Opt in here >The Circuit team is:Shaun WestJon MossElijah ShawPhelim RoweConnect with Us: Circuit MagazineBBA ConnectNABA ProtectorBritish Bodyguard Association
Motorcycle Outriders for UHNW Clients | Sebastien Bouchard
01-08-2023
Motorcycle Outriders for UHNW Clients | Sebastien Bouchard
If your client is driving a Bugatti Veyron around the streets of London how can you, as a protector, deter threats, protect them from attacks and accidents, and provide a nimble safety blanket that can keep pace with a supercar? Welcome to the world of motorcycle outriders. In this episode, we are delighted to welcome Sebastien Bouchard, Founder of 242 Security UK Ltd and 242 MSU to the podcast to ask:How can motorcycle outriders help and what threats are they designed to counter?What type of licensing and insurance is required in this field?Should every EP operator learn mobile security skills?What role do outriders have beyond security and into the field of concierge services?Could mobile security units ever be covert?About 242 Mobile Security:WebsiteMore 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. 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. Opt in here >The Circuit team is:Shaun WestJon MossElijah ShawPhelim RoweConnect with Us: Circuit MagazineBBA ConnectNABA ProtectorBritish Bodyguard Association
Searching for the Standard | James Cameron & Gerard Boniello
18-06-2023
Searching for the Standard | James Cameron & Gerard Boniello
Why does the pinnacle in EP Standards still elude us? Why are standards a contentious issue? Hot on the heels of the recent BEPP Executive Protection Operations Conference in Kansas City we are very pleased to bring you key takeaways from James Cameron and Gerard Boniello, Chair and Vice Chair of the Board of Executive Protection Professionals. This week we are combining the thematic topic of standardization and the work of the BEPP with feedback and a behind the scenes look at the recent conference to ask:How could the ANSII standard improve the industry?What has happened between now and our previous interview with James Cameron?What advice do you have for improving EP training experiences?Key topics that stood out at the EPOC conference this year?Next steps for the BEPP and how you can get involvedAbout James and Gerard:James Cameron Gerard BonielloAbout the Board of Executive Protection Professionals:WebsiteMore 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. 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. Opt in here >The Circuit team is:Elijah ShawJon MossShaun WestPhelim RoweConnect with Us: Circuit MagazineBBA ConnectNABA ProtectorBritish Bodyguard Association
Grey Professionals in EP | Live Round Table at Samaritan Protective Services
26-05-2023
Grey Professionals in EP | Live Round Table at Samaritan Protective Services
Does being 'Grey' mean you keep your opinions to yourself until someone is in danger? Does being 'Grey' mean not compromising OpSec at all times? What about keeping the Principal 'Grey'? We took the 'Grey Professional' in some fascinating directions at an in-person round table discussion in Virginia hosted by Samaritan Protective Services ahead of the Physical Cyber Convergence Forum where we specifically recorded our discussion and findings for you, the community. This is a different format to our usual podcast but the thematic style remains the same but with some amazing round table participants:About the Round Table ParticipantsOur Host - Samaritan Protective ServicesBrandon ShafikhaniAndrew BellmanMike PheobusKris ColemanSteve HernandezNathan AckermanLauren WygantJoe AuteraKevin DyeDr Treston WheatRobert RawsonChuck RandolphMore 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. 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. Opt in here >The Circuit team is:Elijah ShawJon MossShaun WestPhelim RoweConnect with Us: Circuit MagazineBBA ConnectNABA ProtectorBritish Bodyguard Association
Altruism and Protection | Denida and Chris Grow
28-02-2023
Altruism and Protection | Denida and Chris Grow
Learn how altruism and protection are connected and the benefits of giving back as a protector. Discover strategies for social responsibility and philanthropic giving on this week's podcast episode.Protection is fundamentally connected with altruism and giving back, whether protecting a small child or an executive. We are looking forward to supporting the March 18 and 19 Bodyguards for Kids forum in aid of St Jude’s Hospital for Children but we are also pleased to speak with the event founders, Chris and Denida Grow, about the wider implications of giving back as a protector:About Nannyguards:At Nannyguards, our mission is to provide the highest quality education and security training to nannies and mannies. We strive to create a supportive, safe learning environment fostering growth and development. We believe that the work of nannies is incredibly important and have designed our courses to give caregivers the knowledge and confidence they need to provide the best care for the children in their charge.About Bodyguards for Kids:Bodyguards for Kids and it's a combination of a virtual networking and educational fundraising event where 100% of the donations and event fees go to the children of St. Jude's Hospital. It takes place on March 18/19th 2023, and if you'd like to attend or donate, click below:https://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR/DIY/DIY?px=7828257&pg=personal&fr_id=133399©_link_share Bodyguards for KidsMore about the Circuit:The Circuit Magazine is written and produced by operationally active volunteers 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. Find out more >If you liked this podcast, we have an accompanying weekly newsletter called 'On the Circuit', where we dive deeper into the wider industry. Opt in here >The Circuit team is:Elijah ShawJon MossShaun WestPhelim RoweConnect with Us: Circuit MagazineBBA ConnectNABA ProtectorBritish Bodyguard Association
The Evolution of Protective Intelligence and EP | Fred Burton
13-02-2023
The Evolution of Protective Intelligence and EP | Fred Burton
In this week's podcast, Fred Burton, the executive director at the Center for Protective Intelligence, talks about the evolution of protective intelligence and executive protection. The discussion revolves around the increasing importance of geopolitical intelligence, the benefits and challenges of having a protective intelligence skillset, and the future of the protector role. A must-listen for anyone interested in corporate security, intelligence analysis, or executive protection.Protective Intelligence has become an increasingly sought-after skill in the corporate security domain. Organizations are setting up their own geopolitical intelligence divisions within their internal security departments to provide analysis on an international level. There is an ongoing discussion as to whether a Protective Intelligence specialist would be more suitable or if Protective Intelligence should be an integral part of the skill set of all personnel within the organization. Protective intelligence can include areas such as surveillance awareness, med training, and open-source intelligence. Operators are advised to grow their skill sets to offer better service.It is an honor to welcome Fred Burton, Director Centre for Protective Intelligence to the Circuit Magazine Podcast to draw on his illustrious EP and Protective Intelligence career where we ask:Should we expect more private involvement in protective intelligence?How has the evolution of ‘ground truth’ affected EP?How can you focus on getting just what you deem important to your operations as opposed to what a third party thinks you need to know?Is tomorrow’s protector now required to pursue intelligence analysis qualifications in their free time?Do some protectors genuinely have a fear of not knowing or fear of missing out on intelligence that they should actually not be focusing on?Should protectors be empowered to highlight that some intelligence problems are not solvable?How can you educate your intelligence feed partner about how to make their feeds bespoke to you?Discover the Evolution of Protective Intelligence and EP with Fred Burton. Explore the importance of geopolitical intelligence and the future of the protector role. Listen now!About Fred:Fred is one of the world’s foremost authorities on Protective Intelligence, security and counterterrorism. As Executive Director of the Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence, he spearheads strategic consulting to physical security leaders at major corporations, advising how to optimize their security programs and streamline protective intelligence initiatives.WebsiteLinkedInAbout Bodyguards for Kids:Bodyguards for Kids and it's a combination of a virtual networking and educational fundraising event where 100% of the donations and event fees go to the children of St. Jude's Hospital. It takes place on March 18/19th 2023, and if you'd like to attend or just donate, click below:Bodyguards for Kidshttps://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR/DIY/DIY?px=7828257&pg=personal&fr_id=133399©_link_share©_link_shareMore 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