What We Do
Cooke & Associates, Inc. (CAI) partners with clients to develop and implement executive protection programs which utilize best practices and methodologies tested and deployed at the highest levels. We create scalable security services designed to reduce risk and minimize exposure while prioritizing quality of life and privacy. Our wide range of services have been utilized by prominent families, executives, celebrities, and at-risk individuals who seek protective solutions that give peace of mind.
In today’s dynamic threat environment, security services for high-net-wealth individuals need to be versatile and agile to reduce risk and minimize exposure. At the same time, we believe our clients should have the freedom to work productively while not having their privacy compromised. Our EP agents are experienced in delivering tailored, discreet, confidential, and unobtrusive services. With extensive training and backgrounds in law enforcement and the military, our agents work diligently to keep our clients safe at home, at the office, and while traveling. Our security services are customized to the specific needs of each client to ensure their ongoing comfort and safety.
Home or away, keeping your residence secure is a top priority – for you and for us. The team at Cooke & Associates, Inc. brings professionalism, privacy, and decades of experience to protecting what you value most. Understanding the complexities and unique needs of each client, we offer a tailored, strategic approach to give you optimal security without interfering with your lifestyle. Discreet or overt, our residential security team will be a natural fit for the culture of your residence. We rely upon a multi-faceted approach comprised of technology, training, and best practice to ensure your residence remains safe and comfortable – without a second thought from you.
Whether it’s safeguarding high-net-worth individuals or safely escorting VIPs as they conduct their business, our seasoned teams can operate and adapt in any threat environment. Our experienced security drivers are highly trained specialists who undergo rigorous screening and background checks. They allow executives to be safe and productive while in transit, and can also assist executive staff with administrative tasks such as deliveries, and executive and guest airport transfers. Our secure transport services are available 24/7 to meet your needs and enable clients to conduct their personal, business, and private affairs with peace of mind.
Travel Risk Management
We provide a complete suite of travel security services to offer peace of mind, wherever your business takes you. From in-depth risk assessments and 24/7 threat monitoring to coordinating secure transportation and close protection services, Cooke & Associates Inc. has got you covered. Our team has a footprint on multiple continents and has experience in dynamic threat environments the world over. Working in concert with our clients and their teams, we provide bespoke security to meet every requirement; we aim to enable clients to conduct their affairs safely from anywhere, with minimal intrusion or inconvenience.
CAI offers Advance Personnel to ensure every contingency is accounted for and no one is caught off guard during travel, gatherings, or events. Our advance staff works with in-house EP teams ahead of their visits to assess the risk and threat landscape, ensuring travel and events can proceed smoothly and conclude without incident. Our advance teams are comprised of specialists with decades of experience in threat detection and response, who know what to look for in every location. Our advance services have supported EP teams for Fortune 50 companies, foreign diplomats and the Ultra High-Net-Wealth community.
CAI’s Concierge Services are rooted in our commitment to service and trust, to enhance the lives of our clients—discerning individuals who seek every advantage available. With our Concierge Service, you’ll have an experienced team member who can serve as a single point of contact to assist with areas like travel, transportation, entertainment and household management needs. Along with access to a trusted, expansive network of domestic and international service providers, we meet client’s needs with confidentiality, discretion, and flexibility. There is no match for the privacy, protection, and convenience of having a dedicated, on-call professional capable of handling your most pressing requirements.
Family Office Support
The experienced team at Cooke & Associates, Inc. is available to support your family office in whatever ways you may require—from establishing and staffing a new family office to guiding them with planning and implementation of travel, security services, or contingency planning. We have years of experience providing executive protection services to principals and their families, supporting administrative operations, conducting due diligence and background checks on service providers, and managing dynamic threats in the physical and digital world. As thought partners and trusted advisors, we are a natural extension to our network of family offices.
CAI has decades of experience assisting corporations and executives build out comprehensive security strategies that allow them to operate with minimum constraints and maximum safety. We help our clients establish the level of defense best suited to their size and needs to anticipate, respond, and resolve potential threats.
Corporate Executive Protection
In today’s dynamic threat environment, security services for executives and high-profile figures need to be versatile and agile to reduce risk and minimize exposure. At the same time, we believe our clients should have the freedom to work productively and while not compromising privacy. CAI agents are experts at delivering tailored, discreet, confidential, and unobtrusive services. With extensive training and backgrounds in law enforcement and the military, our agents work diligently to keep our clients safe at home, at the office, and while traveling. Our highly-trained specialists deliver unmatched protective coverage while seamlessly integrating into business and personal itineraries.
Executive Travel Support
Your safety is our priority, no matter where you are. We provide clients with comprehensive travel security planning made possible through expert intelligence analysis and local area threat monitoring, all generated by in-house analysts aware of specific client requirements, circumstances, and preferences. From in-depth risk assessments and 24/7 support services to coordinating secure transportation and close protection, Cooke & Associates Inc. has got you covered. Our team has a footprint on multiple continents and has experience in dynamic threat environments the world over. Working in concert with our clients and their teams, we provide bespoke security to meet every requirement.
When safeguarding principles, executives, or high-profile figures as they conduct their business, our seasoned teams can operate and adapt in any threat environment with professionalism and skill. Our experienced security drivers are highly trained specialists who undergo rigorous screening and background checks to provide wrap-around protective services. They allow clients to be safe and productive while in transit, and can also assist with administrative tasks such as deliveries, and executive and guest airport transfers. Our secure transport services are available 24/7 to meet your needs and enable your team to conduct personal, business, and private affairs with peace of mind.
Cooke & Associates, Inc. offers Advance Personnel to ensure every contingency is accounted for and no one is caught off guard during travel, gatherings, or events. Advance staff assesses risk and threat landscapes to ensure travel and events can proceed smoothly and conclude without incident. Investing resources in mitigation and planning invites successful outcomes, whatever the endeavor. Our advance teams are comprised of specialists with decades of experience in threat detection and response, who know what to look for in every location. Let them be your eyes and ears on the ground, so you can conduct your affairs with confidence.
Covert Campus Protection
Now more than ever, comprehensive security planning requires on-site solutions to deter active and potential threats. CAI’s dynamic security solutions include Covert Campus Protection – to keep your people, infrastructure, and facilities safe from harm. This discreet, plain clothes solution ensures businesses can operate in an unencumbered manner while the campus culture remains both comfortable and secure. Our highly skilled agents are drawn from well-regarded law enforcement and military backgrounds, offering a high level of security while remaining both unobtrusive and alert to risks. In addition to deploying trained agents to monitor your campus, we partner with decision-makers to implement robust planning solutions from start to finish.
Workplace Violence & Reduction In Force
Responsible risk management considers and plans for every possible workplace contingency. From workplace violence prevention to individual employee terminations or large-scale reductions in force, our clients trust CAI to protect their people, property, information, and reputation. The recognized security experts at CAI have decades of experience and can assist a range of organizations with varying levels of security sophistication. Our experience, discretion, and sensitivity distinguish us from other security firms when seeking to prevent incidents of workplace violence or preparing for and executing reductions-in-force.
Workforce Safety & Awareness Training
An entrenched workplace safety culture limits the risk of catastrophic events, gives rise to a culture of confidence, and offers peace of mind to organizations and staff alike. CAI’s workplace safety and awareness trainings bring staff up to speed on best practices to counter cyber threats, increase situational awareness, and prevent workplace violence. This training helps staff form an essential first line of defense and establishes reporting procedures, while ensuring consistency, compliance, and cooperation to proactively mitigate risk. By equipping a workforce with safety and awareness trainings, you empower them to protect themselves and their colleagues while lowering your risk.
Program & Policy Development
Our strength is helping organizations secure the assets that matter most – from property and people to reputation and technology – so they can thrive and succeed in today’s market. CAI has a proven track record developing security programs for a varied range of corporate and residential clients in need of custom solutions. We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach - our trusted team helps create and implement programs that range from minimal to comprehensive that can be modified or bolstered as security needs evolve. Rely on agile program planning to bring you safety and peace of mind in an ever-evolving threat environment.
Operational Audit & Testing
To prevent your organization from possible breaches and reinforce existing security controls against a skilled attacker, Cooke & Associates, Inc. offers penetration testing services and complete operational audits designed to identify system vulnerabilities, validate existing security measures, and provide a detailed future-facing roadmap. Our team, equipped with the latest tools and industry-specific test scenarios, is ready to deliver a thorough checkup to pinpoint system gaps, application flaws, loopholes in configurations, and potentially problematic non-compliance with security protocols.
Corporate Event Management & Security
Cooke & Associates offers comprehensive corporate event management to ensure your gathering—no matter its size or complexity—can proceed smoothly and without incident. Our specialists ensure every contingency is accounted for while assessing risk and potential threats to ensure all of our client’s endeavors are both safe and successful. With decades of experience, our team ensures that personnel, property, and reputation are secure in a wide variety of locations and environments. Cooke & Associates, Inc. gives organizations the confidence of knowing that any potential risk – whether from crowd management, conflict, or any other danger – will be mitigated or managed with the utmost expertise and professionalism.
CAI Analysts offer timely and actionable threat, risk and vulnerability assessments in order to help our clients anticipate and deter threats. From evolving global crises to incidents closer to home, our team delivers the dynamic intelligence you need, when you need it.
Threat, Risk & Vulnerability Assessments
We rely on a variety of tools and best practice methodologies to offer you essential insight. Our team combines both experience and training to give you a clear understanding of shifting developments and threat landscapes. Our assessments offer a detailed and rigorous analysis of a wide range of natural, accidental, and human threats and the risk and threat implications these present to current capabilities and operations. Our seasoned analysts review potential impacts to physical and cybersecurity, crisis management, business continuity, communications, emergency preparedness, and workforce protection. By providing you with the actionable input you need, informed decisions can be made to ensure risks are managed, operations can continue, and your people are safe.
IRS 132 Compliant Security Assessments
In today’s increasingly connected world, executives and high-profile individuals are more exposed than ever before. These increased risks have led many organizations to take a proactive security stance. Investments in executive protection are on the rise and can be tax-deductible under IRS Title 26 Section 132. CAI has extensive experience providing IRS 132 compliant assessments to help your organization determine how its executive protection program can benefit from deductions and avoid unnecessary tax liability. Complying with IRS Code 132 requirements can offer insight into the depth of your organization’s current executive protection levels and potentially point to the need for expanded protection.
Person of Interest Assessments
Thorough assessments of persons of interest can reduce risk and offset liability, while potentially preventing escalating crisis scenarios. Cooke & Associates, Inc. offers comprehensive investigations using open-source intelligence, law enforcement partnerships, collateral interviews, and forensic psychology methods to manage risk. Our assessments include mental health reviews, history of violence, propensity for approach, and operational capacity to help clients determine the level of risk and develop thorough case management plans while offering protective services when needed.
Public Profile Assessment
Public Profile Assessments offer proactive privacy analyses on principals, their associates, and their family members. These reviews deliver insight into an individual’s level of exposure and offer steps to mitigate potentially problematic information in the public realm. Our analysts conduct deep dives into social and traditional media presence and review surface and dark web content to uncover the breadth of personal information that is available to the public or media. Our team also conducts reputational analyses to examine negative perceptions or commentary, offering insight into public and private sentiment.
Intelligence-led security is vital for effectively managing risk in an uncertain world. Our dedicated protective intelligence team has top-tier analytical skills, real-world experience, and cutting-edge technical tools. We provide ongoing support to enable clients to make strategic decisions and offset threats proactively. We leverage our operational partners, extensive data collection, and geopolitical risk analysts to inform contingency planning, threat assessments, and deliver in-depth understanding on other specialized topics.
Operational & Compliance Audits
As business and regulatory environments continue to evolve, organizations face new risks that challenge traditional strategies and operating models. In this environment, resilience is essential as companies seek to balance governance, risk management, regulatory compliance, and performance strategies. Cooke & Associates, Inc. works with internal audit overseers and committees to develop a rigorous in-house audit function that delivers assurance, identifies opportunities, and enhances value. Our teams rely on a multidisciplinary strategy, driven by professionals experienced in compliance and operational internal auditing, IT, physical security, fraud analytics, and risk assessment to bolster auditing processes and enhance an organizations’ existing internal capabilities.
Cyber & Technical
CAI provides perspective and insight on the status of your security infrastructure to ensure your business is informed, secure, and safeguarded against intrusions. Supported by advanced technology and robust implementation, we help address complex issues and manage risk with an integrated approach.
Cyber & Technical
IT Vulnerability Assessments
Using the latest tools and manual processes, our team conducts vulnerability assessments that reveal gaps that could allow malicious actors to access your networks, data, or users. Our assessments include scans for exposed ports and services, known vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and deviations from industry standards and best practices, and vulnerabilities that can lead to compromise. Our vulnerability assessments range in scope from single applications to entire networks and can be pointed towards specific devices or entire networks.
Penetration & Red Team Testing
Our penetration testing and red team attack simulations offer real-time assessments of both internal security architecture as well as the vulnerabilities of staff, processes, and facilities. Our team uses thorough and road-tested Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessment methodologies that adhere to or exceed industry standards to identify and improve your organization’s security infrastructure. CAI’s attack simulations also move beyond system security to test the resilience of your people, processes, and facilities. Through simulated attacks, our red team exposes real and current security gaps that require remediation.
Technical Surveillance Counter Measures
Technical Surveillance Counter Measures or TSCM, are a critical requirement for organizations and individuals that are unwilling to have their privacy or information compromised. Using state-of-the-art devices to perform frequency spectrum analysis and other technical scans, our team conducts bug sweeps, electronic surveillance detection, covert video device detection, and can uncover audio recording or transmitting devices. Our highly trained specialists can detect a range of covert devices to prevent corporate espionage, communication intercepts, and prevent any other form of unwanted surveillance to restore your sense of privacy and security.
Social Media and Open Source Profile Monitoring
Social media and open-source monitoring services identify information available in the public sphere that potentially poses a threat to security, operations, or reputation. These monitoring and analysis services can offer vital clarity about potential business partners, contacts, or threatening individuals and can reveal information such as current location, mental health or substance abuse history, and the threat level posed. These insights can prevent a crisis or reveal compromising information likely to lead to negative outcomes.
3rd Party Risk Program Development
As organizations grow in scope and complexity, the ability to competently manage third-party relationships becomes ever more essential to success. While reliance on third-parties and external vendors grows, so too do risks associated with regulatory infractions and reputational damage caused by third-party breaches or failure. CAI offers Third-Party Risk Program Development to boost confidence and peace of mind when outsourcing to third-party vendors or service providers. Our team helps you manage risk by analyzing potential exposure of intellectual property, data, operations, finances, customer information, or other sensitive information.
Cyber Security Posture Assessment Program
A Cyber Security Posture Assessment is vital for growing organizations to transform and enhance their risk management capabilities. These checks give organizations a clear view of their current security status and identify possible internal and external security threats. Safeguarding client information, confidential data, intellectual property, and proprietary information mitigates potential financial losses and reputational damage and ensures operations continue uninterrupted. CAI’s independent experts assess the current state of an organization’s information security environment against current standards and industry best practices, and offer guidance on necessary remediation steps.
With years of combined law enforcement and private investigation experience, CAI provides invaluable guidance and recommendations to manage unforeseen events in business and personal affairs. CAI investigations expose hidden liabilities, help safeguard proprietary information, and strengthen your overall security posture.
Due Diligence Investigations
Cooke & Associates, Inc. provides essential intelligence and insight in support of key hiring, investments, mergers and acquisitions, partnership opportunities, and reputational profiling using a broad range of database and open-source intelligence. Our analysts assess areas such as past criminal and civil judgments, corruption, corporate governance, FCPA and regulatory compliance, bankruptcies, and malfeasance claims. We help clients identify and assess potential risk prior to a transaction or partnership to ensure optimally profitable outcomes.
Workplace Violence Investigations
Cooke & Associates, Inc. offers public and private sector employers thorough investigations to create and sustain a safe working environment. Our workplace violence investigations mitigate potential incidents and risk, fulfill duty of care requirements and advance business objectives. Robust workplace violence threat investigations can reduce liability while preventing crisis scenarios through direct violence risk evaluations and planning preemptive operating procedures. Our experts can also assess current strengths, vulnerabilities, and resources to create comprehensive workplace violence prevention programs.
Cooke & Associates, Inc. investigators are proficient in surveillance operations that require subtlety, sensitivity, and professionalism. With a range of surveillance services including stationary, mobile, and remote surveillance as well as GPS tracking, our team prides itself on maximum discretion and expertise to deliver greater insights and results. With both private and corporate surveillance offerings, our investigators ensure the clearest insights with minimal interference.
CAI’s unparalleled knowledge of diverse security and risk environments makes us a leader in security, risk, and resilience training. We offer a range of training offerings that enable our clients to successfully navigate potentially damaging or disastrous incidents with minimal impact.
Awareness in the Workplace
An organization’s staff is often its greatest asset. However, without proper training, lack of awareness can become a notable liability. CAI’s workplace awareness training brings staff up to speed on best practices to counter cyber threats, increase situational awareness, and prevent workplace violence. Effective and engaging security training programs help staff form an essential first line of defense in any organization.
Workplace Violence Prevention & Response
Robust workplace violence training programs limit the risk of catastrophic events, give rise to a culture of confidence, and offer peace of mind to organizations and staff alike. Effective workplace violence prevention programs include awareness training, reporting procedures, and ensure consistency, compliance, and cooperation to proactively address disruptive, harmful, or potentially violent behaviors. By equipping a workforce with prevention and response training, you empower them to protect themselves and their colleagues while lowering your risk.
Receptionist & Executive Admin Training
No matter the scale, any security or safety breach is one that may have resonating impacts on your clients, operations, and employees. Receptionists and Executive Admin staff form an essential front line of defense and can prevent principals from having their information, privacy, or physical security compromised. As such, maintaining your duty of care by properly training executive staff is critical to mitigating risks before they happen, and to minimizing impacts if they occur. CAI offers highly customized training to dovetail with an organization’s needs, culture, and risk profiles.
Over the past ten years, travel safety has been the number one concern across the globe. From corporations to the individual traveler, while close to home or on another continent, understanding travel safety and awareness is a vital part of everyone’s life. CAI offers a wide range of travel safety and security training to include high-risk travel, defensive driving, situational awareness, and kidnap and ransom mitigation and response options. Ensuring that executives, staff, and family members are well-armed with information fulfills duty-of-care requirements and assures that business and personal travel will be both safe and fruitful.
CAI has a proven track record designing security systems for a wide range of corporate and residential clients in need of bespoke solutions. We analyze vulnerabilities and threats in order to create intuitive systems tailored to a client’s unique risk profile.
CCTV & Access Control Design
Cooke & Associates helps both corporations and large estates create effective surveillance and access control solutions through research, risk evaluation, system assessment, and dynamic integration with existing systems. Our experienced technicians conduct intensive site surveys and security risk evaluations to ensure analytic solutions and technology can improve safety and reduce the threat of criminal breach. Our approach addresses present and future security needs, while offering remote management capabilities and other streamlining options. Our experts ensure security architecture is optimal to deter and mitigate threats and intrusions, day and night.
Fire & Intrusion Detection
As part of our total design services, CAI also offers design and installation of fire and intrusion detection systems. These life safety services bolster onsite security and CCTV surveillance with real-time monitoring that allows for immediate access and coordinated response―creating a critical connection between your property and emergency response services. CAI specialists create custom-tailored fire and intrusion detection systems with the technology best suited for synergy with a property’s unique response protocols. Our team also offers monitoring services and regular evaluations to ensure that systems evolve as threats do.
Public Safety Support
In today’s dynamic threat environment—with rising protests, civil unrest, and crime—municipalities, police forces, and fire departments have increasingly partnered with elite private security firms for auxiliary support. As one of the first private sector companies in the nation to partner with a law enforcement agency, Cooke & Associates, Inc. has over two decades of experience offering indispensable public safety support services.