Below comes to us from a friend who formerly worked in the Special Operations/Intelligence community, and now runs a business focused on personal security solutions. He’s the real deal, and his business has been a core sponsor of SOFREP since day one. When he explained that he was offering a new, affordable e-learning module for the average citizen I asked him to write up a short intro. The world is a dangerous place, be prepared, be a  Sheep Dog. -Brandon

These days, security concerns are at an all-time high. At the same time, most people have limited capabilities and don’t know where to turn for reliable resources or education. Most security tools at the consumer level are designed for the moment of crisis.

Learning to prevent and elude crisis is far more valuable. Unfortunately, it’s often ignored. The ability to detect a crisis and prevent being caught in the middle requires education and proactive security habits. Ideally, avoiding a crisis is the best outcome. This can only be achieved with education and training. All members of a family should have a personal security capability.

Here are three proactive security habits to get you started:

  1. Projection and Demeanor Management: Targeting or nefarious interest starts with how you and your family project themselves along with their demeanor. You can elude potential adversaries with subtle dress, actions, and mannerism. You can apply this to you, your family, your home, your vehicles, and your online profile. We want everyone to be a “confident shade of grey”, meaning, blend-in but always prepared for the worst-case scenario.
  2. Create Invisible Thresholds: Staying alert is difficult and frankly exhausting. Start training your brain to create invisible thresholds where crisis is most likely to occur. By doing so, you will find yourself filtering your immediate environment. Thresholds are invisible lines on the ground, at a doorway, near an intersection or anywhere you feel threats could pass. This process will automatically urge “what if” or “what would I do if” thoughts, which in return is the “action taken” if thresholds are breached.
  3. Socialize with Caution: Our biggest threats are the ones never seen. As the Internet becomes its own lawless country with good, bad, and ugly people roaming about, threats are lurking around every click. Updates are every day with every app loaded. Ensure every time you update that you check your privacy and security settings. Re-evaluate your privacy settings regularly, especially Facebook, Twitter, and other geo-locating apps. Like any good spy, always assume you’re being watched, listened to, and tracked at all times.

Note: If you’re interested in learning more. Escape The Wolf is currently offering a 15-module action packed online course here. The course will provide you and your family a capability, not just a familiarization, in personal security tactics. For a limited time, you can sign up for a flat rate of $99 and start living a more secure lifestyle. Learn what the elite know and employ these insights to stay safe in any environment.

(Featured Image Courtesy: AP/Ben Thorndike)