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Domestic Violence: When Domestic Violence Cases Intersect with the Workplace

Many victims of domestic violence attempt to escape their abusers by residing at unknown locations. Consequently, the victims’ workplace often becomes the one reliable place abusers can find them. Here are some ways employers can better protect their employees from domestic violence.

How Public Figures use Media to Protect Themselves and their Property

After a rash of burglaries targeting the homes of celebrated athletes and entertainers in Los Angeles, public figures like LeBron James are using the media to project themselves as a Hard Target.

Is your Security Provider Licensed and Certified?

By asking these five questions, you can reduce liability for your client and inspire their confidence in you as their trusted security adviser. 

Global Intelligence Analysts: Preparing Corporate Employees for International Travel

How corporate security programs are relying upon Global Intelligence Analysts to prepare their employees, logistically and culturally, for international travel and provide a 24-hour security resource for employees before, during, and after their travel.

Public Figure Pursuit: “Stopping the Communications” Is a Common Goal

Gabrielle Thompson, Vice President of Threat Assessment Strategies and Senior Instructor at GDBA’s Advanced Threat Assessment Academy, discusses persistent public figure pursuers, the common goal of wanting pursuers to stop communicating, and proven strategies for managing the pursuit.

10 Safety Tips for the International Traveler

International travel to unfamiliar or unstable regions of the world is a reality for many business executives. Here are 10 travel safety tips for your next overseas trip.

3 Ways Private Security Can Combat the Emerging Drone Threat

Though many counter-drone technologies are illegal, Executive Protection firms can still protect their clients against a Drone Attack and stay one-step ahead of this cheap and available method of assassination. Here’s how.

Matching Corporate Security with Startup Culture

How a friendly demeanor and a de-escalation mindset helps Corporate Security teams assimilate with startup culture and earn the trust of millennial employees

Does your Executive Protection Training Include Stress Inoculation?

Executive protection training must include the stress of a violent attack. In doing so, instructors can test physical courage and teach composure during life-threatening scenarios.

World-Class Executive Protection Training Begins with Fundamentals

Do you want your executive protection training to be cool or effective? Bill Duchene, one of the world’s most sought after protection experts, reveals his Template for fundamental-based executive protection training.

Grips, Gaffers, and Guards: 4 Bodyguard Tips for Protecting Talent on a Film Set

For security professionals, film sets can be a confusing environment of strange lingo and constant distraction. GDBA’s Vice President, Ben Zeifman, offers 4 tips for protecting talent on a film set.

Holiday Travel: 3 Tips For a Safer Trip

GDBA Senior Director for Global Protective Services, Chris Pimentel, offers his advice on how to stay safe when traveling this holiday season.

Government Agency Approves GDBA Training Program for Veterans

Through GDBA’s On-The-Job training program, eligible Military Veterans and Dependents can utilize their GI Bill® for additional income during the first 2 years of their employment.

What Are We Doing? A New Look at Active Shooter Training

Hiding under a desk is not a tactical plan that helps anyone, except the shooter.

Public Figures on Stage: How to Protect Them

Former FBI Supervisory Special Agent and creator of the Bureau’s Close Protection course, James Hamilton, offers some helpful strategies for protecting public figures during Known Public Appearances.

Bodyguards Saving Lives: The Importance of Medical Training

The most common emergency protectors respond to are medical. Here's why exceptional protectors must be proficient in emergency First Aid and CPR.

Why a “Hands-Off” Security Policy Increases a Company’s Liability

To improve security and reduce liability, I encourage corporate and enterprise clients to create policies that support -- and don’t contradict -- their expectations for safety.

Introducing the World's Greatest Bodyguard

For nearly 5 decades, Tom Taylor has protected human life. From patrolling Missouri's madcap rural highways to protecting heads of state in the world's most historic cities, Tom Taylor has lived one hell of a life.

10 Questions Deep: How to Assess your Corporate Security and Executive Protection Teams

How can Chief Security Officer’s asses their security teams? James Hamilton, GDBA's VP of Protection Strategies, offers a great solution -- go "10 Questions Deep."

Then and Now: Comparing FBI Active Shooter Stats

From 2011 to 2014, the rate of mass shootings in America tripled. By the end of 2017, things are even worse -- much worse.

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