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14.08.2023 ・ Reference Projects

Executive Protection as an Outsourcing Component

Supporting a Corporate Security Organization in Response to Changing Risk Conditions


When the economic and financial situation of a publicly traded company and its representatives undergo significant changes, risk management in the context of Executive Protection faces new challenges. Following a B2B recommendation, Proteus.one was requested to develop an executive security concept and integrate it as an external service provider into the existing Corporate Security organization.

Later, the service delivery was intended to be managed by a Retained Organization to be established. Elevated threats to individual top executives had already been attested in accordance with relevant police regulations, and commercial firearm permits had been applied for with the relevant authorities.


Even at a superficial glance, the risk landscape for the company must be assessed as complex and dynamic on an ad-hoc basis. The company’s brand and executives had suddenly gained significant media visibility. There were also occasional politically motivated threats. Corporate security was organized at a low level, with limited structures and knowledge in the area of executive security. A detailed risk analysis, as well as the derivation and implementation of a personal protection concept, had to be carried out under time pressure. This involved considering parallel responsibilities of the police and private security providers, resulting in high interface requirements.

Methodology and Results:

Initially, personalized threat analyses were conducted, including an examination of “digital footprints,” interviews with individual board members regarding their daily routines and habits, as well as an inventory and evaluation of structural and technical security measures in their residences and workplaces. A comparison of threat profiles and already implemented protective measures provided insights into relevant risks and corresponding optimization needs.

From a best-practice perspective, a target concept was derived, presented to the company’s security authorities, and subsequently approved by the affected executives.

The implementation planning included Proteus.one’s support in security technology consulting and project planning, including the integration of hazard detectors and alarm systems in residential properties into the overarching personal protection management.

All positions in the security team were filled externally by Proteus.one. Some employees had to be recruited, with suitability diagnostic and psychologically validated methods used in the recruitment process. Essential selection criteria also included candidates’ specific professional experience and emergency medical qualifications.

Initially, a core team was launched, and the target headcount was reached after 6 weeks.

The protection program included not only armed protection but also an intelligence component in the residential and work environments of individual executives, with 24/7 intervention readiness. A smartphone emergency app allowed location-independent alerting of the security team at any time of day or night. Sensitization discussions and training sessions provided impulses for security-conscious behaviour. A personal protection-specific basic crisis plan was created for handling exceptional situations and integrated into the company’s crisis management organization.

Following the PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) concept, protective measures were integrated into a threat risk management system and regularly reviewed for effectiveness. In the areas of Risk Monitoring and Protective Intelligence, Proteus.one collaborated with in-house teams of the contracting company.

Analysis | Conceptualization | Implementation

Three Dimensions – One Goal

Practice is good – Best Practice is better

Security guidance represents only a small, visible part of the facets and possibilities in personal protection. But even for the expert, it is not sufficient to know proven preventive and reactive measures.

From scientific risk analysis through conceptual development to successful implementation, strategic and operational consulting skills are also required.

Protection 3D


Driven by Expertise and Total Focus

Transparency Builds Trust

The demands and expectations for professional personal protection are constantly increasing. We have not only engaged with relevant developments and trends but have also implemented insights from a forward-looking and visionary perspective.

Our approach is based on the idea that genuine security enhancements only occur where scientific analysis, consulting expertise, and practical experiences from various security domains intersect.

About us

Managing Director
Oliver Graf
General Manager
Andreas Schubert
Senior Consultant Protective Intelligence & Forensics
Dr. Pantaleon Fassbender
Director Executive Protection | Private & Corporate
Carsten Doukas
Director Executive Protection | Sports
Kilian Laimer
Equipment & Organisational Services
Carsten Ibele
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