Lord can protect one from the most dangerous type of fear.
If God wants to kill somebody, nobody can protect him and if God wants to protect him, nobody can kill him.
Brahmanas are the symbol of spiritual education, and cows are the symbol of the most valuable food (milk production & Butter); they must be given all protection.. that is real advancement of civilization.
To protect ourselves from Kali we have to be honest, sincere and should not keep ulterior motive-. Hence we became instruments of Maya. We should strive to live by the teachings that Srimad Bhagvatam has left with us.
There is a certain power of protection in receiving blessings from good people. Those blessings have a special potency as they are coming from spiritually evolved people.
The real protection you can have is to surround yourself with Sabda Brahman (transcendental knowledge).