Erich Schmidt is a good friend who I’ve known for many years. We’ve seen each other evolve in different directions of the protection game for well over a decade now and it’s always an honor when we get to work together. This is the second episode I’m doing with him and you can find the first one in season one (

These days Erich is a specialist who understands how to leverage technology for protection. He’s worked for local agencies all up and down the spectrum from the top of the game to those in between in order to rescue and protect good people. As the digital age continues to gain momentum, there are certain disciplines that we all must begin to consider if we are to keep ourselves safe.

The reason for this episode is to help us understand how we can better protect ourselves, our loved ones and our clients from predators that lurk all around us in the cyber realm of this reality. These topics are not to be taken lightly as they have to do with ways that innocent people are victimized many times every single day.

Erich is a man with an exemplary character who’s been behind the scenes fighting a silent battle that many people don’t even know exists, it is a thankless job and for that, it is even more commendable. There is so much in this episode for everyone… ENJOY!

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Itinerary of information during the episode :

01:00 – Introduction
04:06 – Who you are at your core
08:48 – How important it is to protect oneself
17:20 – Using the same password in more than one spot
21:50 – Digital freaking properties
27:10 – Deep fakes
33:14 – Kidnapping recovery
41:21 – Full reset
47:36 – Watch the assets for your own tribe
53:07 – Faith-based operations
57:58 – Favourite quote or mantra
01:01:51 – Where can people find you
01:04:09 – End Credits

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