January 29, 2017

Close Protection Conference 2016 Survey Results

The first annual Close Protection Conference (CPC), hosted by the International Protective Security Board (IPSB), had over 270 attendees from eight countries. We would like to […]
November 27, 2016

A Quick Interview with Mike Howard

What do you think will be important in the future of the Executive Protection (EP) industry?  Mike Howard: The evolution of the Executive Protection profession goes […]
November 12, 2016

Protecting the C-Suite from the Tax Man

By The Lake Forest Group G. Michael Verden is a former police officer, retired United States Secret Service agent, former Director of Security for the National […]
November 11, 2016

Close Protection Conference organizers

Close Protection Conference organizers have been working hard to identify key panels to drive powerful conversations between all of us working in the industry. We’re now […]
November 1, 2016


The International Protective Security Board was founded to promote education, ideals and values within the Close Protection Industry.  No longer an additional thought within security the […]
October 20, 2016
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Executive Protection – My Evolution from Bodyguard to the C-Suite

Mike Howard, Microsoft Chief Security Officer, describes the evolution of his career from bodyguard to c-suite member.
October 5, 2016

5 quick questions for Jerry Heying

Learn about Jerry's path into the security industry, most memorable accomplishments, thoughts about the Close Protection Conference and more.
August 12, 2016

Intelligence and Close Protection: A Practitioner’s Primer

The notion of ‘intelligence’ covers a broad spectrum of concepts.