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
A hike along the Inca Trail near Machu Picchu in Peru was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime. But it quickly turned into a medical emergency that required my evacuation to the United States, and eventually back home to Australia. Good thing I had a plan in place, just in case something happened. Read full blog post
Last week, we took a look at medical tips for a safe spring break. But medical is only part of the equation when traveling abroad. Equally important are security considerations. Read full blog post
When Quigley family members travel, we go through a checklist that focuses on preparation and information. We make sure that all family members have full knowledge of the trip timeline and schedule regular check-in calls to be sure all is OK. As a physician, I also research healthcare facilities in the destination location, as well as security concerns. Read full blog post
Breaking down barriers is a challenge in nearly every organization, but there are ways to open lines of communication. In my position with Thomson Reuters, part of my role is to communicate the importance of security to our 55,000 employees operating in more than 100 countries around the world.
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Tis the season where air travel —the good, the bad, and the ugly — will undoubtedly make headlines. Industry forecasters have already predicted more people on the move this holiday season than since the start of the recession, and we have yet to see how severe weather and airline industry ups and downs will come to affect flight schedules. Read full blog post