Global Security Consulting
Global Security Consulting

Global Security Consulting

How to Build a Thriving International Practice


280 Pages, 6 x 9

Hardcover, $29.95 (US $29.95) (CA $34.95)

Publication Date: December 2014

ISBN 9780990808909

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With new security threats nearly every week all over the globe, governments and businesses are forced to take extraordinary measures to protect themselves. Likewise, espionage continues at levels comparable to the days of the Cold War—but many more players are now participating. In this environment, a new industry has grown to deal with these challenges: international security consulting. Drawing from military, law-enforcement, and intelligence communities, new private companies are springing up across the world. Global Security Consulting, written by a former intelligence specialist who has built a successful consultancy, provides solid guidance for anyone wishing to enter this glamorous but often dangerous field.


"[Global Security Consulting] is not only a must-read for operating your own business but a testimonial to managing any business with integrity and fairness." —William J. Esposito, former Deputy Director, FBI

"A must-read that can save you tons of anxiety, time and money." —Michael Heimbach, VP of Global Security, ESPN

"It's rare that a book actually delivers on its title, but Global Security Consulting really goes above and beyond what's advertised." —P.T. Mikolashek, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army (Retired), former Inspector General of the U.S. Army; former Commanding General, Third Army, Operation Enduring Freedom

"Luke Bencie has written a very fine book on how to operate an international security firm. Working with Luke for several years, I can attest that he is a consultant who knows how to deliver." —Yousef Mansour, retired Major General, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

"Luke's grasp of the security consulting business and practical experience make this a must-read for those in the business or about to venture into it." —Erik Lawrence, founder, Blackheart International, current owner, Vigilant Security Services

"As the FBI's former lead international kidnapping negotiator and now an international consultant myself, I am impressed by the tips offered in Luke's book."—Christopher Voss, CEO, The Black Swan Group

"This book is a must-read for anyone who calls him/herself a global consultant." —Peter Davis, former original associate, Bain & Company

"A must-read for anyone contemplating a profitable career as a Security Consultant and even for those of us who have been doing it for a while." —David Nicastro, President, Secure Source International LLC

Author Biography

Luke Bencie has traveled to more than 120 countries over the past 15 years on behalf of the U.S. intelligence community, as well as for the private defense industry. While abroad, he has experienced, firsthand and sometimes painfully, the threat of espionage and the lengths to which foreign intelligence services and other hostile global competitors will go to steal American business secrets. He currently serves as the managing director of Security Management International, LLC, a security consulting firm in the Washington, DC, area and frequently lectures to defense contractors, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies on how to protect their employees, and the intellectual property they carry, while traveling overseas. He is the author of Among Enemies: Counter-Espionage for the Business Traveler. He lives in Vienna, Virginia.