These days, the world has become smaller with the rise of technology. Thanks to the recent technological advances, ease of access to information and people has never been easier. The internet has made it possible to explore the world and travel overseas to foreign countries. While there is a lot of good that comes out of international travel, we can’t overlook the importance of travel security.
With the African Cup of Nations 2019 kicking off mere days after former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi’s death, many are concerned about the security situation in the region. Egypt, given its politically unstable environment and its highly concentrated big sporting event of the year, is a considerably risky place to be in right now. In this blog, we will go over why crowded places are an attractive target for terrorists and insurgency groups.
In the business world today, many joint ventures and partnerships require further investigation to answer and address any questions and concerns that may come up. This is especially true given today’s security environment where risks need to be identified and mitigated accordingly. As such, many individuals and organizations request due diligence reports to help facilitate their decision-making process.
In today’s volatile environment, executive protection is crucial for individuals and organizations alike. In 2013, Amazon invested $1.6 million in their CEO's safety. Other companies, such as Disney and FedEx follow the same path and spend hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to protect their top executives.
So why are companies and organizations willing to invest and dedicate so much to protecting their leaders? The answer is simple: They know the importance of executive protection.
What is Executive Protection?
“First Aid Kit” is a term that is familiar to us. “Trauma Kit,” however, is a term we seldom hear of. In addition, many people don’t know the difference between the two types of kits. We will break down the differences between a First Aid Kit and a Trauma Kit below.
The Difference Between First Aid and Trauma Kits
A Trauma Kit is meant for major injuries, usually life-threatening. Its main purpose is to keep a person alive until help arrives. In this case, a hospital and/or doctor is most likely needed.
Before I dive into why a risk assessment is essential in today’s world, it is important to briefly define what a risk assessment is. A risk assessment is best defined as a systematic process of evaluating the potential risks that one encounter in a projected activity or undertaking. There are different types of risks spanning from security-related to physical and personal. For this answer, I will draw mainly from my expertise in the security industry. With that said, elements of a standard risk assessment include the following: