The thought of a kidnapping for most people is a subliminal thought below the surface of consciousness, so the notion of hiring an Executive Protection Specialist is more of a Hollywood make-up need and not a proactive approach to tangible and real danger.
Who would ever think that a social networking website could become the source of a kidnapper’s portfolio? This is exactly how Ivan Kaspersky’s (son of Evgeny and Natalya Kaspersky co-founders of global computer software security company) kidnappers found out how vulnerable of a target he was.
One would think that a Tycoon whose fortune is estimated around $800 million, would have around the clock Executive Protection for himself and his family. Then, the kidnapping of his son would be a hypothetical case-not an actual event.
There are many cases like Kaspersky’s where high profile individuals underestimate the power of greed and desperation of those criminal minds who would stop at nothing in order to get their hands on ransom.
Monday, June 6, 2011 Yoni C. an executive protection specialist in the article “Do they need to get hit to understand?” illustrates many such cases and the reasons why “individuals with money and power need protection for themselves and their families.”
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