Up to 85 percent of attacks on principals happen in or around a vehicle, says Greg Threatt of Threatt Protection Services in a recent Security article, What to Look for in Travel Security and Executive Protection Services. Threatt concludes that having a security-trained driver is paramount to a successful executive protection program.
As globalization and connectivity impacts businesses worldwide, international business travelers face a wide range of risks, many of which they can bring home with them. However, these threats aren’t always understood by the average traveler. So what threats are facing international business travelers this year, and how can enterprises communicate those risks and policies effectively? We asked Chris Duvall, Senior Director at The Chertoff Group, to share some of his insights and best practices.
As part of a broader security push last summer, the Transportation Security Administration began scrutinizing containers of powders in travelers’ carry-on luggage, and the TSA will soon ask foreign airports sending flights directly to the U.S. to do the same.
The busiest airport in Florida, Orlando International Airport, is slated to be the first U.S. airport to use biometrics at both the entry and exit for travelers crossing borders. The commitment was announced Thursday, June 21, by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.
When traveling for business or pleasure, it’s important to always be conscious of the fact that hotels are a target for criminals, terrorists, and the mentally unstable. Here is a personal safety checklist to share with your C-Suite, frequent business travelers and your security team from an expert who has spent more than 30 years in intelligence and international security.
Cybersecurity breaches make headline news, seemingly on a daily basis. Private data for millions of consumers is compromised at greater frequency. Organizations scramble to remediate damages and restructure their cyber defense tactics. To address this new normal and further protect personal information from data breaches, the European Union will formally implement the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on May 25, 2018.
In an enterprise with a robust Executive Protection (EP) program, it is the job of that team to ensure the physical safety of the principal and also the principal’s and his or her organization’s reputations.
The GDPR restricts how organizations can collect, use and retain personal data, and provides Europeans with certain rights to halt collection, and to obtain copies, correction and, at times, destruction of their data.
Our August issue cover story features Steve Baker, CSO at State Street Corporation. Also in August, how did a Guidewell Security team member save a life? And learn how digital technology and IoT devices can combat both physical and cyberattacks.