The Best AT-RISK International blog posts of 2017 include security concerns facing today’s professionals and safety tips for traveling abroad.
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There are many casual fears that travelers may have when going abroad, among them: terrorism and crime, but if you ask any travel risk analyst, they will tell you that risk related to infrastructure may be the most underrated. This blog discusses those risks, and suggests some strategies that security professionals can use to analyze infrastructure in a more comprehensive way.
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?
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.