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Daily Express reports on why misogyny a hate crime

Philip Grindell, chief executive of threat management consultancy Defuse Global, said: “My personal view is misogyny should be a hate crime – women are being disproportionately targeted on the basis of their gender. “There is ample evidence of an escalation of threats and attacks against high-profile women – reflecting a wider problem in society at large and the need for policing to adjust accordingly.” https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/make-misogyny-hate-crime-like-22653892 Recently released report, which shows that over a third (33.5%) of all incidents of existing ...
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Professional Security Magazine Interview – Post Covid Threat to Businesses

https://www.professionalsecurity.co.uk/news/interviews/post-covid-threats-to-business/ We’ve featured Philip Grindell, pictured, the former Metropolitan Police man who has set up a consultancy, Defuse Global. He was tasked with going into Parliament and setting up a security team after the 2016 murder of the Labour MP Jo Cox. He was part of the feature in the April 2020 print edition of Professional Security magazine about high net worth people. Then he talked about security threats – online and physical – and responses, whether those VIPs are in politics, ...
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High Profile Can Be Home Alone (Professional Security Magazine – April 2020 Vol 30/4)

Anyone can be harassed or assaulted or trolled; but it’s different for high profile people, says a former Metropolitan Police man who has set up in consultancy in this specialism – of personal security of celebrities, politicians and corporate executives. What Philip Grindell has to say about protection of the high profile poses a challenge to close protection. As Philip puts it simply: “It [CP] won’t solve the problem,” because; some time at the close of each day, the CP ...
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The Science of Risk Assessing Threats to Public Figures (World Security Report – Summer 2020)

Threat assessments and the subject of targeted violence date back to the 19th Century France and Italy where the work of Laschi Lombroso was well known and suggested that criminals could be identified based on physical defects. More recently, research has been directed by issues of mental disorder and driven by those from the world of psychiatry and psychology. This changed in the late 1990s when Fein and Vossekuil were tasked by the US Secret Service to research all assignations ...
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Daily Mail Profiles Philip Grindell the Online Bodyguard

Philip Grindell, the CEO for Defuse, was interviewed by the celebrated writer Margarette Driscoll, whose extensive feature appeared in the Daily Mail. She was fascinated by Philip's work in protecting high profile women who have a strong media presence. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8127403/Online-bodyguard-safe-Ex-Met-detective-protects-female-MPs.html ...
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Daily Express Investigates Trolling of High Profile Women

Celebrity specialist writer Cyril Dixon from the Daily Express investigated the prevalence of trolling of high profile women. Defuse CEO, Philip Grindell, discussed misogyny, which he believes should be a hate crime. https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1253017/online-abuse-women-hate-crime-Ex-top-cop ...
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Daily Telegraph Profiles Online Bodyguard

The CEO at Defuse, Philip Grindell, was interviewed by the renowned journalist, Cara McGoogan. The writer identified Philip as an online bodyguard which accurately describes his role in helping clients feel safe. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/02/25/chief-executives-company-directors-will-increasingly-targeted/ ...
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Philip Grindell Appears on ITV This Morning

The Founder and CEO of Defuse Global Philip Grindell appeared on ITV This Morning where he discussed the subject of online abuse, in the wake of the death of TV presenter Caroline Flack. Philip Grindell was interviewed by Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford and appeared on the sofa with campaigner Lucy Alexander ...
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Sky News Broadcast

The Founder and CEO of Defuse Global, Philip Grindell, was invited to appear on Sky News recently to discuss the issue of online abuse in general. Philip is a former Scotland Yard detective who is a renowned expert on personal safety. He was interviewed by Gillian Joseph following the tragic death of TV presenter, Caroline Flack ...
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