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Securing property in an age of global terror

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Terrorism has come to dominate the news and political agenda. Anyone anywhere can be a victim. Commercial property landlords need to be more aware. Continue reading →

Five keys to preventing and responding to an active shooter

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The likelihood of your firm experiencing gun violence at work is very low, but the impact can be damaging and disruptive. Here are 5 steps to take beforehand. Continue reading →

Brazil moves to high alert

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Brazil — the land of carnival, samba and beautiful football (soccer) — is not a country generally associated with terrorist activity. But as the country prepares to host the biggest sporting event in the world, there is unfortunately no getting … Continue reading →

Priorities When Preparing for Protests

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In a previous post about preparing for protests, I discussed the various ways that protests can cause harm to business and do damage to people and property. In light of the latest protests in Baltimore and other cities, I sat … Continue reading →

Who’s Watching You? Video Surveillance-User Beware!

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I routinely find myself being called upon to provide advice regarding the various benefits and risks associated with the applications of video surveillance, particularly the possible exposures to property owners or other key stakeholders regarding its use. As more and … Continue reading →

Guns in the Workplace – US Employers Caught in the Crossfire

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The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported for 2012 that 688 workers were killed due to homicides and suicides. Shootings were the leading cause of death for both homicides (81%) and suicides (48%). A 2005 study of North Carolina workplaces … Continue reading →

Travel and Security: Employers’ Duty of Care

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The global and interconnected nature of businesses’ operations and supply-chains mean staff frequently travel internationally on business, often to areas of political, social and economic instability. While such travel is essential for strategic growth, the risks to employees can be … Continue reading →

Preparing for Protests

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From the “Arab Spring” that swept across Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya to the “Occupy Movement” that has occurred in many cities across the United States, one common intertwined theme has always been shared across these demonstrations, and that is the … Continue reading →

Sochi 2014 Olympics: Threats and Drivers

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As I write, hundreds of thousands of spectators and participants will be converging by air, sea, rail and road towards the Black Sea town of Sochi, sitting in the shadow of the now snow-laden Caucasian Mountains and the winter sports … Continue reading →

What Risks Will Emerge in 2014?

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Each year, we ask our subject matter experts what risks they're keeping an eye on for the months ahead. Here are the ten emerging risks our bloggers are anticipating for 2014. Which do you think will actually emerge as a concrete threat this year? Continue reading →