London Olympics…Are you ready ladies?

A big event that brings many job openings and career opportunities for many professionals in security industry. Maybe the only event in the world that can combine visitors from show business, politicians, businessmen, royal families and what we use to say all the VIPs.

Mostly of them (if not all of them) will be in need for close protection services and security escorts, even those who will be traveling with their own security teams will need to hire someone local, so if you are looking for a job, or sending CVs to different companies maybe you should need to start thinking how you will break into this big social and athletic event.

Being aware and on time informed for athletic, fashion, movie openings, awards events etc is a must in our work. Sometimes you need to ”chase” job opportunities and apply for. Unfortunately only those who advertise and spend a lot of money in advertising are well known and their phone will ring first, so when people don’t know you exist make the first step and make yourself and your services known to them.

For an event like London Olympics, first of all you must be willing to travel and work abroad, not many female close protection operatives are willing to do that.

Secondly you need to start and make a research on UK based security companies that provides close protection services. Make a contact with them, send your resume and make them know you are able to work with them. Of course you wont receive an answer from all of them, but you must know that during an event like the Olympic Games there will be a huge need for specific professionals, so why not giving your self a step ahead?

 

Denida Zinxhiria

Athena Academy Founder

http://www.athenaacademy.com

 

When a Secret Agent goes bad…

The last days all we in security industry have been receiving a lot of shared links with the story of the secret service agents and military personnel who were in charge for President Barrack Obama’s trip to Colombia security detail. According to the news, 12 recalled officials were involved in this incident and accused for hiring and bringing to their hotel rooms (in the same hotel where the President was staying as well), prostitutes.

As we all can understand, something like that is let’s said unprofessional in many ways and putting the whole detail in danger. Not to comment at all the unethical part of it… Human history has shown us the power of female sex on males, a woman using her ways can learn from a man whatever information she is looking for. Many women have been trained from different secret services around the globe and used to gather Intel from the ‘’enemy’’. Knowing your enemy’s deepest secrets gives you always one step ahead, so by this fact is not surprising at all, how much some information can costs, in money or let’s say in paying with other ways…

During our close protection training classes we all have heard about cases such as the ones of Ronald Reagan assassination attempt or the assassination of Anwar Sadat, according to rumors, their close protection agents were ‘’women victims’’, women who were sent to gather Intel about their details. Rumors or true stories? Well where a smoke there is is a fire too.

What is important to comment is the fact that when it comes to this kind of ‘’seductions’’ a man will be a victim no matter his training or professional background, secret agents, military or private security agents. It takes a lot more than good professional skills to know your limitations and stay professional and ethical during your detail. And when we say your detail that also includes your colleagues who work with you. If we think about it, it takes only 1 man from the whole team to break down, and you will have Intel and access to the whole team.

So is very important to not only be aware and in alert for ourselves but also observe and guide our colleagues as well. When it comes to the detail’s safety and benefit, it will be times when you need to be strict and tough with your colleagues who seem to have lost their way and professionalism. Remember what keeps your client safe keeps you safe and vice versa.

Denida Zinxhiria

Athena Academy Founder

http://www.athenaacademy.com