Africa can be a difficult and dangerous place to navigate and operate in, requiring an understanding of extremely diverse political climates, business environments, and cultures. How should companies ensure that they have adequate risk management strategies in place for expansion and employee travel to the continent?
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How many more senseless attacks will need to take place before we, as a society, decide that we need to invest in improving the education of the public to make a positive change? Behavioral-based threat assessment has proven its effectiveness over the years, but many times there appears to be a disconnect between what is considered situational awareness and longer-term assessment of an individual’s propensity for violence. The reality is, they are interconnected and understanding this bridge is essential to identifying persons of concern early.
Country risk maps are a type of infographic developed by consultancies and insurance firms that shows how exposed countries are around the world to particular threats. These maps are indeed useful snapshots of global issues, but as they grow in popularity, consumers also need to be aware of potential flaws in their methodology.
AT-RISK International, Inc. (AT-RISK), a leader in biosecurity and biosafety threat reduction, will support Merrick & Company (the prime contract recipient) and the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate in the development of operational planning, IT infrastructure, biorepository transfer, and acquisition of future contracts for stand-up and operation of the new National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) now under construction in Manhattan, Kansas.
Are you or your team traveling to Puerto Rico? One of our team members just returned. In this blog, we invite you to learn about his experiences and observations during his recent visit to the island in the wake of Hurricane Maria. He also shares important tips to help plan for safer travel to the area.