6.1 Context

“In business, if we don’t gain insights from foresight, we risk learning from hindsight—and a lot more expensively. The life and death of our business can depend upon it.” – Former US Navy SEAL Commander, Bob Schoultz (1)

This chapter aims to dig beneath the surface of protective security functions; job roles often glamorised and misunderstood by those who have not been privy to the many opportunities presented by the protective security sector. Associated with the more muscular domains of physical security – such as ship security and close protection – the protective security field has become professionalised at a rapid pace across many environments in recent times. Much successful tradecraft within ...

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