A List of Books Authored by ISDA Members

The Bremer Detail: Protecting the Most Threatened Man in the World – ISDA Member Frank Gallagher http://www.amazon.com/The-Bremer-Detail-Protecting-Threatened/dp/1497643988 Left of Bang – a book co-authored by ISDA member Patrick Van Horne http://www.amazon.com/Left-Bang-Marine-Combat-Program/dp/1936891301 Principal Protection; Lessons Learned – The Evolution of Protective … [Read more...]

Year in Review Part 2 – Surveillance Detection Articles

The high end market understands the criticality of Surveillance Detection (SD), they understand that in many of the environments they work in surveillance detection is not just the best protection; it may be the only protection. Also SD is not new - contrary to some beliefs the Personal Protection industry did not start on Sept. 11 2001. These are a series of articles by practitioners Joe Autera, … [Read more...]

A Limo firm is hacked, high-profile clients’ data exposed and America’s Number 1 Threat is…Mexico

A Limo firm is hacked, high-profile clients' data exposed - This is becoming a huge problem. http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/taken-ride-limo-firm-hacked-high-profile-clients-data-exposed-8C11529378 America's Number 1 Threat is...Mexico - an excerpt from the article that I found particularly disturbing.   “American media reports indicate that the cartels have a presence in Texas high … [Read more...]

Articles About – Presidential Limo – Anatomy of a Motorcade – A Good Guys Ambush

A great graphic and article of the Presidential Limo - The Beast http://www.autoweek.com/article/20131018/CARNEWS01/131019838 An inside look at how armored vehicles are made. http://www.autoweek.com/article/20131018/CARNEWS01/131019850 The Anatomy of a Motorcade, From Sweepers to Rear Guard http://www.wired.com/culture/culturereviews/magazine/16-09/pl_motor How about that - The … [Read more...]


This is an old booklet, written in the late 80’s by Tony Scotti on how to avoid vehicle attacks, specifically carjacking. The book was written when carjackings were prevalent. It was written as a marketing tool for a company that made shatter proof glass. It covers the ingredients necessary for a successful ambush, and what a driver can do to mitigate vehicle violence.  It became popular with the … [Read more...]