The use of private military contractors, sometimes known as PMCs, is becoming increasingly widespread among businesses and organisations that are not for profit. This new security environment challenges the traditional Weberian conception of the state as the exclusive repository of authorised violence. As a result, issues are raised regarding the utility of privatising security and the consequences. Md. Towfiqur Rahman attempts to describe PMCs’ key functions and analyse their increased access to what was long regarded as the public domain monopoly.