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The Safety Trap with Spencer Coursen

Updated: Sep 29, 2023

What Is The Safety Trap?

Spencer Coursen stops by The Secure Dad Podcast to talk about his upcoming book The Safety Trap. Together he and host Andy Murphy discuss staying safe in a dangerous world.

"The Safety Trap is our fears have been abated, but the risk remains." - Spencer Coursen, The Safety Trap

Spencer Coursen is a nationally recognized threat management expert and author of The Safety Trap (St. Martin’s Press, 2021.) He is a combat veteran, former supervisory special agent, and private security professional whose unique global experience has supported an exceptional record of success in the assessment, management, and resolution of threats, conflict resolution, employee terminations, physical security assessments, expert witness testimony, policy authorship, protective intelligence, and vulnerability reduction.

Spencer Coursen on the Set of Zero Dark Thirty

Mr. Coursen is the founder of Coursen Security Group (CSG) — a premier threat management firm based in Austin, Texas. CSG provides expert security assessment, consultation, and protective strategy to help organizations, public figures, and private families succeed in staying safe. Spencer also consulted on and starred in Zero Dark Thirty.

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Also, I had the honor of being on Coursen’s Corner in April. Together, Spencer and I discussed home security. Both of us agreed on many points that will help families to be safer at home. You can listen to our conversation on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Helpful Links:

The Safety Trap:

Coursen Security Group:

Coursen’s Corner: Apple and Spotify

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Andy Murphy

Andy Murphy founded The Secure Dad in 2016 with the aspiration to help families live safer, happier lives. What started as a personal blog about family safety has turned into an award-winning podcast, an Amazon best-selling book, and online courses. He focuses his efforts in the areas of home security, situational awareness, and online safety.


Andy is a husband and father. His interests include coaching youth basketball, hiking, and trying to figure out his 3D printer.

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