Ed Troiano is a highly sought after security expert who has been specializing in celebrity and executive protection throughout his more than 20-year career. He is the founder of Knight Security, which he started in 2002, and the Knight Training Institute (KTI) is a natural next step in providing premier security training services in the tri-state area.

Trustworthy, thorough and professional are just a few of the words used to describe Ed Troiano by his clients in the entertainment, media, hospitality, and real estate industries. A native New Yorker who worked his way up the security ranks after college, Ed has an eye for detail and high standards that serve his clients well. He’s seen it all throughout his years in the security industry, and knows that meticulous preparation before assignments is key to ensuring smooth, precise operations.

Whether the Knight Security team is safeguarding a high profile business leader, celebrity, movie set or event, the client knows they’re safe because the team has been personally vetted by Ed Troiano. He recruits and trains security professionals to ensure the highest level of safety, respect and discretion for every safety need.

Now with the KTI, Ed Troiano will provide the same superior instruction he uses for training the Knight security teams that meets the expectation of service his clients demand.

Knight Security - Edward Troiano - Security Consultant


  • Bachelor of Arts, Johnson & Wales University
  • Executive Protection Certification, R.L. Oatman & Associates
  • Security Management Certification & VIP Executive Protection, John Jay College
  • Basic Methods of Security Certification, NYPD
  • Certified Executive Protection, Meridian Law Enforcement
  • CPR / AED, American Red Cross
  • Certified Fire Guard, Fire Safety Director, Emergency Action Planning Director
  • Additional training includes Terrorism Awareness, Risk Assessment, Homeland Security, Perimeter Security, CCTV and Antiterrorism Business Preparedness


  • American Board for Certification in Homeland Security
  • ASIS International
  • Association of Threat Assessment Professionals
  • Infragard Members Alliance
  • National Council of Investigation & Security Services
  • NYPD Shield