Executive Protection and Secure Transportation Podcast
The ISDA Secure Transportation and Executive Protection News Podcast for Thursday, October 4th, 2018
In Security News
Kim Kardashian's insurance company is suing her former bodyguard for $6 million over Paris robbery
The insurance company that paid Kim Kardashian West after she was robbed of millions of dollars' worth of jewelry in Paris two years ago is suing her former bodyguard.
American International Group, also known as AIG, filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Delaware against Pascal Duvier and his company Protect Security seeking $6.1 million, court documents show.
The insurance company claims Duvier and the security firm "negligently, carelessly, and/or recklessly performed their protection, security, monitoring, inspection, and/or surveying of" Kardashian West and the private apartment where she was staying for Paris Fashion Week in October 2016, according to the complaint.
and from CNN
Betsy DeVos' security detail estimated to cost $1 million more in 2019
The security detail for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is projected to cost $7.74 million for the 2019 fiscal year, according to US Marshals Service spokeswoman Nikki Credic-Barrett. That would be about $1 million more than this year.
The Marshals Service gave no reason for the cost increase and CNN has asked the service for an explanation. Politico first reported the projected cost of her detail.
and from WDRB News
Police boost security at Capitol amid tension over Kavanaugh
The impassioned fight over Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court has led to heightened security at the Capitol, with some senators using police escorts to shield them from protesters eager to confront them.
Capitol police have arrested dozens of people in recent days for unlawfully demonstrating in Senate office buildings. Police have stepped up their presence in Capitol hallways, in some cases blocking news reporters and the public from approaching lawmakers.
In Technology News
Despite objection, Congress passes bill that lets U.S. authorities shoot down private drones
U.S. authorities will soon have the authority to shoot down private drones if they are considered a threat — a move decried by civil liberties and rights groups.
The Senate passed the FAA Reauthorization Act on Wednesday, months after an earlier House vote in April. The bill renews funding for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) until 2023, and includes several provisions designed to modernize U.S aviation rule — from making commercial flights more comfortable for passengers to including new provisions to act against privately owned drones.
In Driving News
From the International Security Driver Association
While driving if confronted with an emergency scenario, the driver’s reaction time can be the difference between success and failure. Although it is an important part of driving, and driver training reaction time is not easy to demonstrate. But there are exercises that can show the effect of reaction time on the decision-making process.
There are many factors that can affect the driver’s reaction time, but before we talk about them, let's find out just what reaction time is.
Reaction time is the sum of the time needed for:
- The brain to receive information from the senses. The senses we're referring to also include sensations of motion and related "seat of the pants" sensations.
- Making decisions on what to do next. Many times, this is a reflexive reaction that carries a potential for danger with it, such as immediately smashing down on the brake pedal when we feel the car begin to skid.
- Transmission of the messages from the brain to the muscles needed to react and move the controls.
- The muscles to respond.
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