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
We hear a lot in the news about Cyber security. Company data compromised. Patient records hacked. Fire walls breached. Read full blog post
News that a traveler who had spent time in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan turned up in a UK hospital gravely ill with the novel coronavirus was a stark reminder of the speed with which an infectious diseases can move across the globe at the speed of transoceanic air travel. Subsequent news that a family member, who presumably not been traveling, has been hospitalized with similar symptoms suggests they possibility of the disease spreading through human to human contact, raising concerns that this might be the next big health worry for managers responsible for international business operations. Read full blog post
In its most basic sense, Duty of Care is about your organization’s ethos and corporate social responsibility. It’s about taking care of your community within. Read full blog post
Cases of Dengue Fever have been capturing headlines recently, with outbreaks reported in Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Peru, the Southern U.S., and many other locations around the world. In 2012, the United States alone saw a 70 percent increase in reported cases over the previous year.
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Last year was active when it came to notable medical events around the world, including the current coronavirus in the Middle East. There were also upticks in preventable illnesses and the H5N1 influenza. Read full blog post
This year’s flu season in the United States is off to an early and powerful start. The latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention update says 41 states reported widespread activity the last week in December, up 10 states from the previous week. Read full blog post
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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The end of the year is always a good time to reflect. It’s also a time to look ahead to what 2013 may hold and a great time to think about Duty of Care and planning for the coming year. Read full blog post