SSG Founder on NBC Dallas
SHAFFER SECURITY GROUP (SSG) founder Greg Shaffer comments on the Presidents options for Director of the FBI.
Shaffer Security Group (SSG) was asked to comment on the Trump Administration’s short list for the new Director of the FBI. Click on the link below to see the interview.
Is it Safe to Travel to Europe for the 2016 Holiday Season?
Shaffer Security Group (SSG) is please to provide an interesting article from “Forbes” magazine detailing the threats and dangers of traveling to the EU over the holidays.
SSG teaches the best way to stay safe is to be aware of your surroundings and keep your head on a swivel. Being Situational Aware is the best advice anyone can give as you travel to the EU or anywhere.
The SHAFFER SECURITY GROUP prides itself on maintaining close liaison with other security firms, police departments and intelligence agencies across the globe. These relationship allow us to provide you up-to-date, real-time threat assessments and risk analysis for your destination. Our ties to many reputable, vetted and experienced security firms in the EU allows us to provide you a point of contact in the event you need immediate security assistance. We can help you book a driver who is knowledgeable of the area, but also has specialized training to ensure you have an enjoyable and safe journey. SSG’s many contacts with various EU police departments and with the FBI Attaches in U.S. Embassies can also be leveraged in the event of a critical situation.
Let us develop a travel security plan for you and your family as you travel this holiday season. We can provide you professional drivers, security professionals, and keep you abreast of any threats during your travel. Contact SSG for details.
Greg,…What Do You Do?
I get asked this countless of times at social events, at the gym, or at conferences. My go to answer is: “I’m a Security Expert”.
In reality, there is so much more I do as a security professional. As a result, I have to generalize it for the average person. The “elevator speech” or 30 second introduction may give people some insight to what I do. However, it often doesn’t tell the whole story. The “Whole Story” goes something like this:
“I create, manage, and implement security, intelligence, and training solutions designed to protect businesses, organizations, facilities, and people both domestically and internationally.”
What I mentioned above is not what I do but what I offer to clients. What I do is comprised of tasks, disciplines, and training geared to support my clients. Recently I was retained by an international businessman. This client required security solutions to protect his home, office, and himself upon traveling abroad. The client really fit into my wheelhouse of services, but I didn’t see this project as just an Executive Protection (EP) assignment. Though I have worked Executive Protection for years, what I was doing for this client was far more than being a body guard.
To Satisfy the Client’s Quest & Need for Security, I had to do the following:
- Conduct a risk assessment to identify the critical assets and business processes. This requires protection, analyze the threats, assess the vulnerabilities, and then move forward with a plan the meets the client’s needs.
- To secure the client’s home and office(s) I had to do the following:
- several site security survey’s,
- research and assess the proper technology needed,
- evaluate access control and emergency response procedures.
- Given the nature of my client’s work and the location of his travel, I had to develop an intelligence program. This Intelligence Program needed to address the geopolitical, natural, and criminal threats. These “threats” could disrupt my client’s business and possibly threaten his life.
- The most important element of executive protection is doing an advance prior to the client embarking on travel. I had to coordinate with trusted partners in areas that I couldn’t reach myself. The intelligence is critical when doing an advance for a client. My international law enforcement & intelligence agency contacts provide critical information in which to base my threat assessment.
- On occasions that I had to undertake a protective role. I had to do tactical training to ensure that my perishable skill sets remain sharp. I had to do reality based training, firearms training, personal defense, first aid, to better serve my client.
- In the case of a crisis, I had to do lots of policy writing. It required my coordinating with my client’s legal team, insurers and my client’s family to ensure fast resolutions to a multitude of crises.
- I wrote agreements with other partners to support my client in the event of a crisis.
- I had to ensure the domestic office staff were well prepared to assess, communicate, and respond to a crisis. Therefore, I developed training scenarios to test their situational awareness and response to incidents.
- When realizing that the local first responders were not involved, I developed a tactical response plan to include police, fire & EMS that could be implemented to improve response efficiency.
So yeah,…. That’s What I Do?
Contact Shaffer Security Group for your Risk & Security Assessment and let SSG develop a strategic security plan based on intelligence, training & experience.