Amir Toben is the director of consulting, training, and special operations for HighCom Security Services, and specializes in the prevention of terrorism, surveillance detection and mitigation, and covert security operations. With over 15 years of military and private sector security experience, Mr. Toben is uniquely qualified to offer advice to security professionals. In the following article, you will see an in-depth analysis of what to look for when trying to identify suspicious persons or activities, and that "trusting your instincts" is not enough. Your instincts must be developed. If you are looking to improve your performance, read the entire article and apply Mr. Toben's advice to how you do your job. As the demand for security increases around the world, it is imperative that security professionals take the time to evaluate their methods, and see where they need to improve in order to keep everyone safe.