Traditionally, monitoring VIPs or providing executive security detail had primary reliance on a physical presence or barrier from external forces. Most risk assessments on entities were conducted on the spot through the analysis of physical and verbal communications or the analysis of past event activity. With the proliferation of technology and its global interconnectivity, threats to VIPs are no longer confined to direct confrontation; a new system of monitoring and the second layer of security is essential.
Communicative technologies elevate the VIP’s “persona” and digital presence, thereby increasing the public’s familiarity with the executive’s identity and location. This phenomenon requires the security detail to provide a more robust and interconnected apparatus. This type of monitoring is described as “present-active monitoring,” and is predominantly focused on identifying, reacting, and neutralizing threats the moment they come to fruition. Through the utilization of a digital presence, protective intelligence aims to recommend solutions that mitigate incidents prior to their commission.
The monitoring of suspicious online activity directed toward a VIP or principal requires the expertise of security analysts and the most up-to-date methods of vigilant monitoring. Similarly, assessing online threat data becomes reliant on our four main elements: Intent, History, Capability, and Celerity. Through the analysis and identification of these four main elements, an insightful and accurate intelligence assessment can be presented to the clientele that accommodates an experience free from disruption. PFC’s ESOC team works 24/7 to not only safeguard our client’s physical security but also their online reputational status through our surveillance and advanced analytical techniques.
VIPs and executives are confident in PFC’s multiple layers of digital and physical security and are given the peace of mind they deserve.