Executives and dignitary security comprises the full range of activities carried out to ensure the security and safety of the senior executive client, and to enable him to continue functioning freely.
Threats on the life or safety of senior executives differ as a function of their role or position, standing and the characteristics of their activity. Threats faced by a political personality are dissimilar to those faced by a leading member of the business sector; and threats in one’s country of residence are dissimilar to threats during business trips abroad. There are additional differences in the assessment of risks, which are derived from the definition of the potential adversaries, from an analysis of the secured executive’s activity patterns, his office, home and family, and from the analysis of other influencing factors.
Executive security does not necessarily imply assigning security agents to accompany the executive wherever he goes; a considerably high level of security may be attained by taking other well-planned actions, aimed at foiling potential adversaries’ attempts to carry out attacks based on various scenarios.
Risk assessment in the context of executive security includes the assessment component, and the risk management component.
Risk assessment refers to all the activities whose purpose is to assess and grade the threats and risks, to analyze potential adversaries’ possible modes of operation and to identify the gaps between the existing and the desired situations, with respect to the quality of the security response, as well as to cost-effectiveness and compatibility with the secured executive and his activities.
Risk management refers to the presentation of the proactive response to the identified risks: The presentation of an optimal security concept and security plan that are tailored to meet the specific needs of the secured executive, his activity profile and his needs. The security plan includes the range of activities and means that are to be implemented at his residence, place of business, when he commutes and when he travels abroad.
The consolidation of a suitable security concept and plan is of primary importance to allowing the secured executive freedom of movement and enabling him to continue his activities with minimal, if any, disruption.