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Listen in as we explore the world of safety, security, and protection, speaking with practitioners, bestselling authors, and corporate security leaders.

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Seeing Around Corners with Walmart’s Former General Counsel

Ask any General Counsel of a Fortune 100 company and they’ll tell you their role feels like a high-speed video game. It requires incredible focus and a commitment to seeing around corners so you can dodge the thousands of missiles…

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How the Kidnapping of Exxon’s President Forever Changed Executive Protection

Even in the safest, most secluded suburbs of America, there is still potential for danger — and if you are a high net worth individual, this danger is compounded. After being surveilled for five months under executive protection, on the…

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The Fifth Third Bank Shooting and the Rise of Whitney/Strong

What goes through your mind, and what would you do if you walk into an active shooter situation as you enter the building where you work? Was there anything you saw that could have helped you understand or avoid the…

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Understanding the Hostile Planning Process to Establish a More Powerful Security Position

In this episode, Fred and Ami Toben discuss the hostile planning process and how to isolate and target vulnerabilities in order to prevent it from getting to the execution phase. They also discuss the finer points of detection and observation…

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Cognitive Traps and the Mindset of a Successful Protective Intelligence Analyst

In this episode, Fred and Carmen discuss what it takes to build an Intelligence program and what she looks for in an Analyst. Carmen shares her stories of dealing with leaders, falling into cognitive traps and what it means when…

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A Dark Night in Aurora: Inside James Holmes and the Colorado Mass Shootings

In this episode, Fred and Dr. Reid discuss James Holmes, his mental state, behaviors and what (if anything) could have been done to prevent this incident. Dr. Reid is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Dell Medical…

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Behind the Wheel: Secure Transportation in Executive Protection

In the world of executive protection, secure transportation is a fundamental need and is a crucial element to keeping people safe across corporations, government agencies, law enforcement agencies and military organizations. To be the best at providing secure transportation, one…

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A Sniper in the Tower

When campus safety is compromised and a violent incident occurs, the impact to our society is deeply felt. Each incident, when studied, can offer a wealth of knowledge on how to best avoid the next potential tragedy. In this episode,…

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Fred Burton on Conversations in Close Protection

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