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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."

Close Protection Tips

20 Tips for Close Protection Specialists | GDBA

— Creator of the FBI’s Close Protection School, James Hamilton, shares 20 Quick Tips for Executive Protection –forged by GDBA’s 40 years of protection experience.

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

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.

Establishing Standards for Physical Fitness in Executive Protection

— To respond effectively to an attack and deter a would-be attacker, protectors must be physically fit. To learn more about why physical fitness is so important in close protection, we asked our Director of Recruitment, Nick Duchene, who finds and hires our newest protectors.

Practice vs. Theory in Executive Protection

— With such a diverse range of subjects to study in Executive Protection, there is little time to waste on methodologies that aren’t effective.

Role of Firearms in Executive Protection Part 2

Role of Firearms in Executive Protection (Part 2)

— By Overcoming Our Reliance on Firearms, We Can Improve our Executive Protection Strategies

Time And Distance Drill

Role of Firearms in Executive Protection (Part 1)

— In Part-One of this Two-Part series on the role of firearms in executive protection, GDBA Senior Vice President, James Hamilton, discusses his personal journey as a Protector and how as a younger FBI Special Agent he incorrectly prioritized firearms in his protection planning.

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.

Film Set Security

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.

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.

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.

Training for Protectors - Gavin de Becker & Associates

— Gavin de Becker & Associates trains professionals to protect the world's most influential people and enterprises. Watch this short video to meet their instructors, see their facilities, and watch their trainees in action! Visit the website at https://gdba.com

Prevent an Assassination

Four Ways to Prevent an Assassination

— When a politician stepped out of a Kiev television studio last fall, a bomb detonated – wounding him and killing his bodyguard. Ed Hinman discusses four ways a protector could have prevented this attack.