Fred Burton’s 2023 Holiday Reading List

Take a look at Fred’s must-reads for the holiday season. I always enjoy thinking back over the last year, remembering the new books that I’ve enjoyed and learned from, but also the books I’ve read in the past that resurfaced in life and work this year. When putting together a book and film recommendation list,…

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Fred Burton’s 2022 Holiday Reading List

This holiday season all of the books on my list focus on espionage, cops, crime, and disasters. Would you expect any less?  As usual, I’ve included a few of my favorite classics, some books that are new to the bookshelves this year, and two soon-to-be released books to fill your holiday list. Do you have…

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The Protective Intelligence Summer 2022 Podcast List

With Summer around the corner and travel picking back up, I’ve added a few series to my podcast rotation. While I always have a book or two nearby that I am reading (in addition to ones I’m writing), giving my eyes a break and listening to a good podcast is always a safe bet. If…

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The Protective Intelligence Summer 2022 Reading List

If you work in the field of protection, chances are you enjoy a good book. And when you write books, you frequently get asked for book recommendations — It comes with the territory. I tend to lean towards reading espionage thrillers and historical non-fiction when I take a break from my own research while putting…

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The Protective Intelligence Winter Podcast List

There’s something about winter that implies new beginnings with a new year ahead. It’s a time where I think about the information I am consuming and how my lifestyle has changed. With conference travel cautiously picking up, it has created the opportunity to listen more — specifically, listen to more podcasts. In addition to the…

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The Protective Intelligence Winter Reading List

With 2021 coming to a close, and the first day of winter upon us, there’s no better time to hit pause and immerse yourself in a good book. Especially when you work in the world of security, safety and protection during a year where you’ve been pushed beyond your limits and faced with the unimaginable…

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The Protective Intelligence Fall Reading List

I’ve always been a reader, even when I was a cop. As an agent, I always had a stack of books in my Ghurka carry-on bag for downtime on protective intelligence operations around the globe or for long Pan Am Clipper Class flights to distant time zones. But, having investigated so many bombings and hijackings…

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Ontic Protective Intelligence Podcast Playlist: Corporate Security

From corporate security leaders to the General Counsel of a Fortune 10 company, the Ontic Protective Intelligence Podcast with Fred Burton spotlights the many facets of enterprise security programs. Below we’ve compiled a list of some of our top episodes focused on the field of corporate security. Give them a listen to gain unique points…

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The Protective Intelligence Fall Podcast List

While I am certainly more of a reader than a listener (to podcasts at least) I have had the honor of not only supporting the production of the Ontic Protective Intelligence Podcast over the last year but also being a guest on many podcasts. Our podcast series has come a long way since producing our…

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The Protective Intelligence Summer Reading List

When you write books, people always ask you what you like to read. I put together a list of books focused on protective intelligence last year — a mix of predictable and unpredictable choices. As background, I’ve always been a reader of non-fiction and thrillers as I know many are within the protection and intelligence…

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The Definitive Protective Intelligence Reading List

I get asked all the time for reading lists on a range of topics, so here are a few thought provoking books (one of mine included!) on the topic of protective intelligence that I would recommend for your library. I’ve also added a few thoughts as to why I think the books are relevant. What…

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