Author: Tony Scotti

The Science of the Omar García Harfuch Vehicle Ambush and Lessons Learned

In June of 2020, the Omar Garcia Harfuch (OGH) ambush was not the first time Tony Scotti has gone through the painstaking process of accurately analyzing a lethal ambush targeting a high-profile, at-risk individual. However, the Omar García Harfuch “OGH” ambush is one of the first vehicle attacks that was videoed as it was happening.

Adding the Vehicle Dynamics Institute team to the testing process created unprecedented results in the data collected and the lessons learned.

Read More

The Science of Series

The Science of Time and Distance Workshop

The International Security Driver Association (ISDA) has created a series of online Courses and Workshops. The Courses and Workshops are free to the ISDA Membership. The first Workshop is the Science of Time and Distance.

Read More

Carjackings Skyrocketing

A dramatic increase in Carjackings

Carjackings are a crime of great concern to all Security Drivers and Secure Transportation Providers. Unlike auto theft, carjacking involves violent confrontation with an offender or the perceived threat of violence that could cause death or serious bodily injury.  Several major cities have experienced triple-digit increases in carjackings — the highest escalations in the nation.

Read More
State of Security Driver Training

A tragic video has been circulating throughout various social media. It took place at Fort Tiuna in Caracas, Venezuela. The video is from a bodyguard training program. This terrible event brings to light a problem – which is the state of security driver training. 

Read More
Security Driver Pay Scale and Salaries

While curating Security Driver job opportunities for our International Security Driver Association members, we data mined the salaries offered on LinkedIn and Employment Websites. Our goal was to get an idea of the Security Driver’s Pay Scale.

Read More
Surveillance Detection Series

Understanding how, when, and where an attacker is likely to conduct surveillance as well as how to plan, manage and conduct effective surveillance detection operations is an essential tool for security providers. The following is a list that contains articles and podcast episodes on the topic of Surveillance Detection.

Read More
Episode 204 Runflats, Winter and Electric Vehicle Tires

when news about tires and how they affect the Security Driver and the Secure Transportation function comes into the Association’s network, our members and we feel that we need to make the community aware of this important news. So here are a few news items that have come out lately that we hope can assist you.

Read More