Category: In The News

EPST Magazine

executive protection and secure transportation magazine

The International Security Driver Association (ISDA) Executive Protection and Secure Transportation Magazine (EPST) is one of the oldest Protective Services publications in the profession. The magazine has been read by Executive Protection and Secure Transportation practitioners from over 300 Fortune companies, security personnel for High-Net-Worth Families, Private Security Companies, and various Military/Government agencies through four decades.

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EP practitioners attend low light shooting programs – but how many have attended a training program or are aware of the problems created by low light driving scenarios. Our, defined as the ISDA and Vehicle Dynamics Institute, forensic analysis of the recent Omar García Harfuch ambush indicated that low light conditions contributed to the outcome of the scenario.

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End of Summer Reading List

end of summer reading list

As we approach the end of Summer, and with September right around the corner, the ISDA has put together a list of recent books authored by ISDA members. Learn from Executive Protection professionals as they share their knowledge.

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NCS4 - National Center for Spectator Sports Security and Safety

While doing some research on EP/Secure Transportation training, we ran across the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4). If you are involved in event security, I would suggest taking a look at their website and magazine (URLs below).

However, what got our (ISDA) attention is that they have a certification program – Certified Sports Security Profession (CSSP), which is accredited by ANSI.

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The Women in The Security Profession

The book is a resource for women considering a profession in security, or for those seeking to advance to its highest levels of management. It provides a historical perspective on how women have evolved in the industry, as well as providing real-world tips and insights on how they can help shape its future.

Women in the Security Profession describes available development opportunities, offering guidance from experienced women professionals who have risen through the ranks of different security sectors.

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Image depicting ISDA member Aristides Gonzalez teaching high school teenagers

This month ISDA member Aristides Gonzalez had the opportunity to pay it forward by teaching a course, in Houston, for teenagers who are in transition from high school to the College experience. Several Safety & Security topics were shared with teenagers and parents.

The course covered crime prevention, active shooter, responding to emergencies/crisis, and responsibilities as a driver.

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