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Certainty in an Uncertain World

DARK EMBER is a specialist private security and intelligence firm for clients who are not looking for a risk management company but a risk reduction partner. We are steadfast in helping our clients thrive in a rapidly evolving and increasingly uncertain world.



Physical Security

DARK EMBER offers comprehensive physical security services dedicated to ensuring the safety, security, and peace of mind for our clients, their employees, and their customers. Our services include the provision of both uniformed or plain clothes and armed and unarmed security officers, who are trained in-house well beyond the industry standard to handle diverse security threats to maintain a safe environment effectively.  DARK EMBER also provides physical security audits that identify gaps and weaknesses in existing security measures. These audits are comprehensive, assessing a wide variety of potential security risks. A powerful but optional aspect of this service is physical penetration testing, where trained experts simulate likely security breach paths to evaluate the effectiveness of existing security measures and identify potential areas for improvement and personnel requiring enhanced training. Post-audit, DARK EMBER's team generates thorough recommendations for hardening the client's physical security posture. These recommendations leverage leading methodologies, including the CIA's CARVER Method - a system designed for threat assessment and prioritization. CARVER examines the Criticality, Accessibility, Recuperability, Vulnerability, Effect, and Recognizability of an environment, ensuring a robust and comprehensive analysis of the client's overall security posture.

Advanced Response

Do you need to address high consequence situations or unconventional security threats? From providing discrete secure transport for valuables to high profile event security, DARK EMBER's Advanced Response Team (ART) is your partner in risk reduction. DARK EMBER's Advanced Response Team is comprised of highly skilled security officers that are subject to strigent suitability standards and advanced training requirements to provide comprehensive security solutions in the most challenging situations. ART members are required to undergo comprehensive crisis intervention and deescalation training, rigorous advanced tactical training including defensive tactics, firearms proficiency, use of force, and patrol tactics which gives them the skills and knowledge needed to address a wide range of security threats in a safe and responsible manner. Each ART member must maintain current first aid, basic life support, tactical emergency casualty care (TECC) and NARCAN naloxone opiod overdose qualifications which ensure our clients and their stakeholders and customers are protected from harm and liability.

Close Protection

DARK EMBER provides personal security, risk reduction, and protective intelligence services for VIPs or other individuals who may be exposed to elevated personal risk or unconventional security threats because of their employment, high-profile status, net worth, affiliations, or geographic location. DARK EMBER Close Protection Officers specialize in effective risk reduction through a proprietary risk reduction model which blends physical protection operations with the application of real time threat intelligence. Each Close Protection Officer and vehicle is equiped with the latest communication and situational awareness technology and advanced tactical and emergency medical capabilities. The real time movements, communications, and status of DARK EMBER's Close Protection Details are monitored and managed by central dispatch which serves as an operational command center and communication hub.

Private Intelligence

DARK EMBER provides various private intelligence services tailored to help its clients thrive and meet their goals.  We provide specialized intelligence for businesses to provide a competitive advantage and drive market share growth. By collecting, analyzing, and interpreting pertinent information, we empower businesses to make informed decisions, optimize strategy, and ultimately reduce uncertainty. Our services help companies understand their competitive landscape, monitor industry trends, and anticipate industry shifts to capture value.  In the political realm, we conduct opposition research to give campaigns and political organizations a strategic edge. We dive into opposing candidates' public and private personas, analyzing their strengths, weaknesses, and vulnerabilities. DARK EMBER has capabilities beyond other firms', including locating and exploiting Deep and Dark Web information. Our research has been instrumental in helping our clients secure their desired election outcome.  ​ DARK EMBER's private intelligence services blend meticulous research, detailed analysis, and strategic implementation to give clients the insights needed to succeed.


DARK EMBER provides an advanced suite of training services to equip security and intelligence professionals with the necessary skills to navigate the complexities and uncertainties of the modern world. Recognizing a significant and often dangerous gap in the market for high-quality, updated, complete, and engaging training taught by experienced instructors, we created our programs representing an unwavering commitment to raising the bar for security and intelligence professionals.  DARK EMBER's training programs are offered online, in-person, and through a hybrid model, depending on the subject matter, allowing for greater flexibility and accessibility. Our courses combine leading practices, expert insights, and practical application.  Distinct features of our training programs are the ability for students to choose between completing individual courses or specific career paths. DARK EMBER provides students with certificates of completion and digital badges upon successful course completion. These can be used to showcase their new knowledge and skills on their professional profiles, resumes, and social media. DARK EMBER, upon request, will verify the training record of any individual student. Specific courses are eligible for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) and meet the requirements of state licensing authorities, including the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), for initial and in-service training.

Who We Serve

As an innovation leader, we deliver bespoke solutions that cater to the distinct needs of clients across a broad spectrum of industries, from special events and retail to healthcare and political sectors. Leveraging our interdisciplinary expertise, we devise strategies that account for customer-specific risks and regulatory environments, ensuring optimal security, compliance, and customer experience. Our agile approach enables us to adjust to your unique challenges dynamically, creating tailored solutions that integrate seamlessly into your operational framework, enhancing your security, efficiency, business resilience, and reputation.


Public Events

Ensure the safety and enjoyment of your attendees and event staff without compromising on efficiency.


Political Campaigns & Organizations

Obtain the actionable intelligence you need to secure a win for your candidate or legislation.


Create an a calm and secure environment so that patients can focus on their healing and well-being. 


Special Interest Groups

Leverage intelligence to effectively represent the interests of your stakeholders and create real change. 


Retail Businesses & Shopping Centers

Reduce retail theft, ensure the safety of your employees, and provide your customers with peace of mind.


Private Communities

Create an enviable and ever-present atomosphere of safety and tranquility in your community. 


Hotels & Resorts

Guarrantee the enjoyment of your guests and enhance your brand by delivering an unforgettable experience. 


Construction Sites

Keep your development project on track by protecting the site from material theft and other hazards.



From K-12 to colleges and universities, provide the highest level of safety for your students while they learn and grow. 


Law Firms

Locate the critifcal information needed to confidently respresent your client and craft winning case strategy. 


Houses of Worship

Ensure that all of your attendees can focus on their faith without fear for their personal well-being.


Whatever your industry and objectives are, let our team create a tailored security or intelligence solution to fit your needs. 

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Take your security and intelligence career to the next level by joining an innovation leader. At DARK EMBER we represent the best that the industry has the offer and empower our team members to become recognized leaders themselves. 

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