Surveillance Devices Operating Near the White House

Larry Snow with the Secure Transportation and Executive Protection News podcast for Tuesday, June 5th, 2018. 

In Vehicle News

From Newsweek

VLADIMIR PUTIN’S NEW BULLETPROOF LIMO FLEET COST $192 MILLION AND RUSSIA WANTS TO SELL HUNDREDS OF THEM

Russian President Vladimir Putin used his inauguration to unveil his long-awaited, armored limousine—the first of its kind in post-Soviet times. 

The car is one of a fleet that cost $192 million to develop, which has been in production since 2012, and manufacturers hope to launch an entire brand off the publicity around it.

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In Cyber Security News

A federal study found signs that surveillance devices for intercepting cellphone calls and texts were operating near the White House and other sensitive locations in the Washington area last year.

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In Executive Protection news

The June 2018 Edition of Security Magazine has an excellent article titled – Travel Security and Executive Protection. The article interviews International Security Driver Association (ISDA), member Greg Threatt. 

The author of the article, Sarah Ludwig, poses the question – What are the components and challenges of a successful travel security program? Interesting to note that the article brings up the importance of Cyber Security. Cybersecurity is a reoccurring theme in this podcast because the ISDA definitely see a convergence of physical security with cybersecurity. It is our belief that EP jobs of the near future will require cybersecurity knowledge.

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