The Modern Musketeer, Biaoshi or Samurai in the 21st Century
A hundred years ago in the western world there were those who chose to serve in the protection of their employers and they were called “Musketeers”. In the Far East, they were known as “Biaoshi & Samurai”. No matter what they were called, all knew the definition of their profession and their duties:
To keep their Proteges and their families safe and secure wherever they went.
In the 21st century, those who deal with the protection of their employers are called Bodyguards, Close Protection Operatives, and VIP/Executive Protection Specialists. More recently, they have been called PSD Operators and Personal Security Details/Detachments because of their deployment in Iraq or Afghanistan which have become known as the most dangerous areas for VIPs (not necessary heads of state).
Many romantic stories and legends were told about these unique individuals and in most of these stories they were described as the bravest of warriors, heroes or supermen. This profession created an aura around those who chose to specialize and live by the rules of the field. It is one of the oldest professions in the world.
This sector gave society a few norms of behavior that gained high respect and honor from its communities.
The massive changes that globalization has brought to all areas of life has also created grave concerns for both personal safety and the protection of investments located in critical areas around the globe. These specially trained and highly skilled personnel are hired to protect individuals or assets of organizations that operate in High-Risk environments or may face violent crime or Terrorism encounters.
We all know that in modern democratic society, public bodies, economic companies, media, cultural, entertainment and industrial organizations and others are managed by Senior Executives/Decisions Makers. These Executives are symbols of power and wealth. Their high position places them in the public eye and media attention, and, as a result, they are liable to be targeted by both individuals and groups (competitors, terrorist and crime organizations, mentally unstable individuals, etc.).
Many of the VIPs/Executives often refrain from using protection services because of the lack of reliable and efficient professional services and because of the increase in price (due to the lack of a suitable infrastructure allowing better service for less money).
As a result, many of them take unnecessary risks, not only for themselves and their organizations but also for their families, employees and even innocent by passers.
The lack of sufficient secure and safe conditions/atmosphere for these VIPs/Executives prevents or reduces opportunities for development for the entire society.
|Course Code||Duration||Start Date||End Date||Price||Location|
|SO||1 Week||28.05.2017||03.06.2017||€1499||Ticino, Switzerland|