To Serve and Protect

Although security is receiving unprecedented attention in the business world, many executives perpetually think about profits before protection. It’s up to the security professionals within the company to make sure that the executives and others involved in arranging travel understand the importance of addressing protection issues early in the planning process.\r\n\r\nWhen the possibility of a business trip to another country arises, the first step is to conduct a risk assessment to gauge whether protection is indeed necessary, and if so, how much. Security should gather information on sites to be visited, threats, and other topics to educate themselves, the protection team, and the principals. Next, whether to use in-house staff, outside contractors, or a combination of both must be considered, and training and logistics addressed.

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