Quoted in Forbes: Mark Zuckerberg’s Security Costs Have Surged, Unlike Bezos, Ellison And Others

As the net worth of the five richest American company founders has more than doubled over five years, the personal security costs to their companies have not grown at the same rate—with the exception of Mark Zuckerberg.

The billionaire Facebook founder draws a salary of $1 and receives no bonus. But in the aftermath of last spring’s shooting rampage at YouTube’s headquarters, which left three people injured and rattled Silicon Valley, Facebook’s board of directors granted Zuckerberg a $10 million yearly allowance to pay for the personnel, equipment and services needed to keep him and his family safe. That was […]

2019-03-14T18:11:09+00:000 Comments

Newly-Elected L.A. County Sheriff to be Keynote Speaker at The World Protection Group Invitation Only Security Event

“This is going to be a fantastic event,” states Kent Moyer, “We are excited and honored to have the New L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva speak at our event.”

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, January 18, 2019 — Kent Moyer, CEO and President of the World Protection Group, is head of the International Executive Protection & Consulting firm that supports law enforcement agencies in many service areas. Now, the World Protection Group is having its 6th Annual Security Briefing Luncheon on January 23, 2019, and newly elected L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has been announced as […]

2019-01-21T05:41:05+00:000 Comments

CEO Kent Moyer Quoted in Wired: Security in Silicon Valley

PROMINENT SILICON VALLEY companies spend liberally to protect their intellectual property. Some also shell out considerable amounts to protect their executives. Apple’s most recent proxy statement, filed earlier this month, shows the company spent $310,000 on personal security for CEO Tim Cook. But that’s a fraction of other tech giants’ expenditures.

Amazon and Oracle spent about $1.6 million each in their most recent fiscal years to protect Jeff Bezos and Larry Ellison, respectively, according to documents filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. And Google’s parent company, Alphabet, laid out more than $600,000 protecting CEO Sundar Pichai and almost $300,000 […]

2019-01-17T22:49:19+00:000 Comments

Kent Moyer, Acclaimed Executive Protection Expert, Adds a Fleet of Drones and Pilots into The World Protection Group

“There are a number of alerts from various intelligence sources about active shooters and terrorism, and these attacks are not going to stop,” says World Protection Group CEO Kent Moyer.

The World Protection Group (and 001 Luxury Executive Protection) is the only executive protection firm currently using drones and supporting law enforcement in the use of drones. In this day and age, the usage of drones for public safety has been on a massive increase over the last couple of years. Last year, the drone market’s growth saw an increase of 36% and Goldman Sachs […]

2018-11-07T20:45:09+00:000 Comments

How the DJI Spark Drone Could Have Helped the Las Vegas Police End the Vegas Sniper Attack

On the night of October 1, 2017, Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and injured hundreds in the deadliest mass shooting in US history. What was unique about the attack is that is was performed from above, in this case the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort. Identifying the source of the gunfire was a challenge with reports of multiple attackers from multiple properties on the Las Vegas Strip. Eventually SWAT officers breached Paddock’s hotel room on the 32nd floor and found him dead with a self-inflicted gunshot.

The first step in responding to a sniper attack is locating the source […]

2018-10-03T20:55:33+00:000 Comments

What does the “Wow Factor” Mean when it Comes to Security?

From Kent Moyer, CEO of the World Protection Group:

“Wow this is amazing!” is something we always want to hear from the World Protection Group clients every day. To achieve this, we need to know what the WOW factor is, what it comprises and how to deliver it. Simple enough, a WOW factor means a quality and feature that is extremely impressive. In the Executive Protection field, it is critical to not only satisfy clients’ needs, but also make them feel impressed and leave a lasting footprint on them.

Kent Moyer, the CEO of WPG always says, “Anticipate the needs of the […]

2018-07-04T02:14:57+00:000 Comments

Celebrity? High Net Worth? This is why you should have an anonymous phone

[Also posted to the 001 blog here]

Let’s face it, your phone is a tracking device.

It is capable of broadcasting your location and communications to anyone. This is useful for navigating to work or for emergency services to determine your location. But as a celebrity or CEO of a Fortune 500 company, do you really want your identity attached to your location as well as a risk of being hacked?


In a 6-month study conducted on Tracking Human Mobility using WiFi signals, it was discovered that a third party that has no access […]

2018-06-28T18:51:50+00:000 Comments

The Trojan Horse No One Saw Coming: Protecting Yourself Against ‘Internal Threats’

Executive Protection Internal Threats

A high-profile individual typically hires a security detail in order to protect themselves against “External Threats.” Armed robberies, physical altercations, overly aggressive fans— these are all external threats that pose danger and harm to their physical health and safety.

However, another security threat exists that is seemingly overlooked, yet just as important to insure against – “Internal Threats.” Internal Threats are the complex system of interpersonal relations, company culture, and personnel disciplinary history that have the potential to become a threat to the high-profile individual’s security.

It’s the Trojan horse no […]

2018-06-28T18:51:50+00:00Comments Off on The Trojan Horse No One Saw Coming: Protecting Yourself Against ‘Internal Threats’

How To Protect a Celebrity Client in the Digital Age

A Celebrity Client Asks 001 For Advice

Living in the limelight can become a security nightmare, especially when you add 95 million Instagram followers, 20 million Twitter followers and one highly capable iPhone into the mix.

A celebrity client, who relies heavily on the daily use of an iPhone to snap selfies, capture snaps and keep in touch with agents and managers and family members, all while maintaining some semblance of a personal life, is susceptible to a wide open playing field of potential personal and professional catastrophe. With such a broad platform, there is a great potential for danger.

Remember when Scarlett […]

2018-06-28T18:51:50+00:00Comments Off on How To Protect a Celebrity Client in the Digital Age