The Protected

by Michael W. Trott



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/18/2019

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 424
ISBN : 9781480870987
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 424
ISBN : 9781480870994
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 424
ISBN : 9781480871007

About the Book

“When I was the Director of Central Intelligence, I relied on Mike and his colleagues to keep me and my family safe around the world.” – George Tenet Former Director Central Intelligence Agency Close personal protection can often mean the difference between life and death. But for too many protectees or practitioners, understanding the world of executive protection (EP) can be an intimidating and unfamiliar prospect. The Protected is an inside view of personal security, intelligence and executive protection written by someone who has lived it for more than 30 years. In this book, former CIA Special Agent and security specialist Michael Trott demonstrates how much EP depends on training, experience, proper intelligence, lessons learned, one’s ability to operate both alone and in a team, and – perhaps most importantly – adopting the proper mindset. Aimed at protectees, practitioners and all those with an interest in EP, The Protected contains valuable insight on: • Determining your personal risk profile (i.e., your why) • How the global risk environment affects your personal security • Establishing a durable and effective protection program • The subtle nuances of providing successful close protection • Important EP methodologies, philosophies, complexities and mindsets • The people who protect others and their unique perspectives

About the Author

The Protected also offers a rare behind-the-scenes view of what it really means to provide EP by blending personal accounts from Michael’s lifetime spent protecting others. His candid stories and reflections range from the inspirational to the heart-pounding – to the downright humorous. You’ll learn about the “wake-up call” that launched his career, what drove him to serve, and his thoughts on what the future holds for protectors and protectees. A thorough, honest and contemplative look at close protection, The Protected is a fascinating journey for all readers and will be a valuable resource for those interested in EP for years to come. Michael W. Trott is a respected and accomplished international security professional with over 30 years of experience. He has served as a U.S. Air Force Security Specialist and Special Agent with the CIA, worked for Fortune 100 corporations and protected ultra high net worth families. He continues to provide confidential advice and assistance to a diverse group of international clientele on matters of close protection, intelligence and security. Jacket art design: Alexander Von Ness Author photograph: Cheryl Trott