Dr. Jeff Cantor
Dr. Jeff Cantor is one of the country’s leading experts on personal and International security, including preparation and response to active shooter and domestic terrorism incidents, as well as college safety preparation and kidnap and ransom response.
He has served as a subject matter expert advisor to governments, militaries, law enforcement, corporations, security professionals and individuals in such areas as active shooter, college safety, kidnap and ransom, kidnap-to-kill, threat assessment, risk and crisis management, travel security and dignitary protection.
Dr. Cantor is the founder and CEO of Defense Coach University, which is dedicated to empowering individual and organizational defense through education, technology, science and intelligence. The company offers training and safety preparedness programs for individuals, corporations and nonprofit organizations.
In addition to his role with Defense Coach University, throughout his long career, he has worked as:
- Kidnap & Ransom Response Consultant
- Active Shooter and Terrorism Preparedness expert
- Mercenary operator
- Tactical team leader
- International and personal security expert
- Personal security operations expert
- High-risk environment tactical instructor
- Professional educator
- Leadership coach and speaker
He is founder/CEO of the TRS International Group, a highly successful private security, defense intelligence, risk management and training firm. Through TRSIG, he has used his unique skills and real world experience to work for governments, corporations, organizations and private parties around the world supporting a myriad of security objectives and low signature operations including hostage recovery, terrorism, personal security operations, covert surveillance, asset transport and relocation and close protection.
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The typical knee-jerk reaction to last week’s horrific shooting incident would be to ramp up security at airports across the country. But don’t get too relaxed just yet …
These simple, but key life-saving ingredients should be carried with you at all times during your daily routine.
If you just learn the basics of knife fighting, you’ll probably know more than some thug on the street.
Road rage has become an epidemic, so Jeff Cantor thinks all good citizens should know how to safely draw and fire a pistol while belted into a car or SUV.
Garages and parking lots present special self-defense challenges, especially during the holidays.
Practice makes perfect isn’t just an old saying when you’re prepping to survive a home invasion.
When you are fighting for your life or the lives of your family, there are no rules of engagement other than to survive! Here are 7 Critical Tactics …
Pepper spray can be a very effective way to ward of an attacker -- if you use it with proper care.
Not everyone wants to carry a firearm. A Taser can be a good option as a less-lethal self-defense weapon.
You can’t shoot what you can’t see – that’s why you need to know how to use a tactical flashlight with your firearm.
If you want a weapon that you can carry without breaking any laws or without attracting attention, then consider a tactical flashlight.
There’s no perfect pistol for everybody. So, you have to find a gun that perfect for you.
A few simple tactics can improve your chances of surviving a knife attack.
A tactical family adapts to a whole new lifestyle. They are confident and prepared to deal with this new age of violence and crime. Here’s how …
Knife attacks are violent and unpredictable. Here’s how to up the odds of surviving such an encounter …
If you’re ever in a life-or-death situation, your best resources will be a cool, sharp mind and a strong, agile, healthy body.
Responsible gun owners practice shooting in a variety of awkward and stressful situations – so they’ll be better prepared for a real-life shootout.
Security expert Jeff Cantor reveals the death trap that airports won’t tell you about.
If you don’t believe in firearms, then be ready to defend your home and your loved ones with weapons of opportunity found all over your house.
If you’re suddenly faced with a life-threatening fire, two pieces of equipment can drastically improve your chances of survival.
A new breed of kidnappers can get your money without even taking your loved one.
College students must develop a “survival mindset” to avoid becoming a victim of the crime wave on American campuses.
Who do you think you are? Answering that question can become shockingly difficult when someone steals your identity.
You can defend yourself and your family with layers of security just like the pros who work for military and intelligence agencies.
If you can see it, you can achieve it - through the science of Tactical Imaging.
Know your enemy and know yourself. These are the best ways to protect your family, friends and community from terrorists, says security expert Jeff Cantor.
There's a difference between training for a fight and training for street violence. And the difference could save your life.
Combat teaches you something about making fast decisions under pressure. Security expert Jeff Cantor shares tips he picked up during his colorful career.
Security experts use red teams to ferret out weaknesses in their defenses – so can you.
To avoid being robbed or assaulted, use your eyes, your ears, your instincts and, most importantly, your brain.
When man's best friend becomes your worst nightmare, you'll need to fight tooth and claw to avoid losing your limbs or your life.
When push comes to shove, says security expert Jeff Cantor, combat training is your last best hope to survive a mugging or other assault.
Constructive daydreaming can be the difference between life and death when you’re attacked
The rise of the lone wolf jihadist means we’ve all been drafted into the War on Terror. Are you prepared for the next attack?
Before you travel, make sure you know these tricks of survival from security expert Jeff Cantor.
A knife can give you a big edge when you need to defend yourself from someone who wants to rob, hurt or kill you.
What you don’t see or hear can kill you or your loved ones, so take Jeff Cantor’s advice on how to spot danger.
Kidnapping has become big business all around the world, security expert Jeff Cantor has advice on how you can avoid becoming a customer.
Crime, violence, home invasion, burglary, robbery, self-defense, self-protection, burglar alarms, guard dogs, safe rooms.
Muggers will most likely strike while you’re walking, but you can outwit them by following Jeff Cantor’s advice.
Thieves can use a technique to make your front-door lock basically useless. How can you protect yourself?
How safe is your front door? Unfortunately, lock-picking is not some highly secretive thing they only teach at black-bag schools for covert operators.
For many people, home invasions are what happen to “other” people. But they do happen. Here are tips on what you can do to protect yourself.
The first secret to successful keen awareness is that you “choose” to pay attention to your surroundings.
When it comes to soft targets, the first line of defense is going to be a combination of everyday people watching out for one another.
The right level of awareness of your surroundings can improve your day-to-day personal safety.
The world is a dangerous place. Violence is a part of every society. We are inundated with news of workplace, school and public shootings… home invasions, kidnappings, car-jackings and robberies … beheadings