Uniting broad, time-tested security principles and the author's 35-plus years of experience with international security, intelligence, and foreign affairs, Understanding Personal Security: A Guide for Business Travelers offers a detailed yet practical framework on which to develop personal security awareness and training programs. As a critical resource for any travelers who may need to make fast, smart judgements in high-risk environments, this book helps readers analyze threats, threat actors, and the common adversarial characteristics, as well as the function of risk as a differentiating principle. This versatile text blends abstract organizing principles with street honed instincts, becoming equally valuable to security managers with previous experience and those corporate or non-profit organizations with employees in developing nations.
Charles Goslin is a retired CIA operations officer who served throughout the world in a wide range of capacities that bridged covert technical and HUMINT operations. He continues actively consulting in retirement on international intelligence, security and risk issues faced by multinational corporations operating in some of the world's most hostile regions. Charles experience offers unique value for the business traveler that must, out of necessity, venture into "Indian Country." His perspective is one drawn from years working in the trenches of the third-world, rather than the relative comfort of a Washington office. Charles has authored and published numerous white papers on the security threat and business risk issues, and lectures regularly on terrorist radicalization and the threat of jihadist groups to Europe and the U.S. He has worked abroad in India, Africa, Central & South America, Europe and the Middle East with personal experience in crisis management and evacuation of facilities and personnel on numerous occasions. His expertise has been solicited by national media, both broadcast and print.