About John Rendeiro

Vice President Security and Intelligence, International SOS

John Rendeiro joined International SOS in 2006 as Vice President, Global Security and Intelligence. Immediately prior to joining International SOS, Mr. Rendeiro was Assistant Director for International Programs of the Diplomatic Security Service, U.S. Department of State. In this capacity, he was responsible for directing Bureau of Diplomatic Security programs protecting the Department's international facilities and personnel from the threats of terrorism, espionage and crime.

As a Special Agent of the Diplomatic Security Service from 1985-2006, Mr. Rendeiro served in various operational, protective and investigative positions. His service in Washington, D.C., included duty as Director of Intelligence and Threat Analysis, Director of Anti-Terrorism Assistance, and Chief of the Professional Responsibility Staff. Overseas, he served as Regional Security Officer in Russia and Switzerland, and performed extended duties in Afghanistan, Cuba, Haiti, Hungary, Liberia and Somalia, among other assignments.

Mr. Rendeiro is a recipient of the Secretary of State's Career Achievement Award and multiple Senior Foreign Service Performance awards. In 2006, he retired at the grade of Minister-Counselor, Senior Foreign Service.

Before his assignment with the State Department, Mr. Rendeiro served as a military intelligence officer in the U.S. Army. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages from Widener University, Chester, Pa.; a Master of Arts in Spanish Language and Literature from Temple University, Philadelphia; a Master of Business Administration from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Ill.; and is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, Pa.

Ensuring Traveler Safety, No Matter the Destination

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As we recently discussed, it is our core responsibility as managers and leaders in the security field to ensure the safety of the people to whom we are accountable, be they international travelers, expatriates, or their dependents. No matter what unexpected challenges are presented – from political unrest, to natural disasters, to concerns of international cyber security risks threatening our global infrastructure – we maintain our goal to fulfill this Duty of Care responsibility in an overarching effort to make the world less dangerous, no matter the destination. Read full blog post »

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Threat Analysis and Ratings for Overseas Security

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Recent world events show that the unexpected can present challenges in fulfilling our Duty of Care to our international travelers, expatriates and their dependents. Over the past year there was continued unrest in the Middle East and North Africa. We saw tensions between Gaza and Israel, rioting in the Maldives and deteriorating security conditions in the Central African Republic.
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Where are the Danger Zones? Besides Libya, That Is…

The recent violent demonstrations against American diplomatic facilities throughout the Muslim world, coupled with the attack on the American mission in Benghazi, Libya showcases one of hundreds of security threats that your globe-trotting employees may be facing – political uprising. For sound reasons, the news coverage on Libya has been extensive, especially in the United States. But for those of us charged with keeping our “own” safe, it begs many questions: What affect did this attack have on your employees or operations? Was this threat even on your radar screen? REGISTER HERE. Read full blog post »

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