2020 Global Risk Assessment Map

In 2019, Global Guardian published its inaugural Global Risk Assessment Map. Here, we take a look at some key changes and continuities for 2020.

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What is Duty of Care and What Does it Mean for My Company?

What is Duty of Care?

Duty of Care is a company’s obligation to protect its employees from undue risks. Employers have a duty of care to their employees, meaning that they should take all steps within reason to promote the health, safety and wellbeing of their employees. If an employee is traveling for business purposes, the company he or she works for has a moral and ethical duty not to cause or fail to prevent any physical or psychological harm to the employee.

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Self assessment: Does my facility need security?

Every facility is different, and your security needs are certainly unique.  However, every manager shares at least five of the same security concerns:

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Business Travel to China

Over the past decade, China’s middle class has exploded and surpassed the total population of the United States. The growing importance of the Chinese consumer market continues to present an opportunity for companies seeking to expand their market size. Yet, China is a unique place and conducting business in The Middle Kingdom does not come without its risks. In this post, Global Guardian highlights what you need to know for business travel to China.

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Hurricane Dorian: Global Guardian Delivers Relief Supplies & Assists With Evacuations

Over the course of four days Global Guardian’s Tairon Coronel helped deliver hurricane relief supplies including food, water and hygiene products to the Bahamas.

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Hurricane Dorian - Restoration & Response

In response to Hurricane Dorian, Global Guardian has deployed helicopters, experienced security and medical personnel, and communications gear -- satellite telephones, Broadband Global Area Network (data/internet) -- to support our clients in Abaco and Nassau.

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Team Training – What to do if you hear a gunshot?

The recent attacks in Midland–Odessa and in El Paso, Texas as well as the attack in Dayton, Ohio all remind us of the prevalence and lethality of mass shooting incidents in the United States. The Department of Homeland Security defines an active shooter as: “An individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearms(s) and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims.” By conservative estimates, there have been over 115 mass shooting incidents in America since 1982.1 

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Global Digest - August 2019

Global Guardian sees a worsening geopolitical landscape in Q3 marred by persisting threats – Iran and the Persian Gulf, Venezuela, Sudan and Mexico – as well as evolving threats from Brexit and the Hong Kong protests that are rife with uncertainty. 

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What is a VPN and Why do You Need One?

Do you use your phone, tablet or laptop for work? Do you travel? Do you have concerns about online privacy or protecting your information from cybercriminals? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need a virtual private network (VPN).

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Atlantic Hurricane Season: What You Need to Know

Inclement weather is one of the most pervasive risks facing families, travelers and businesses alike. Coastal areas house 40 percent of America’s jobs and account for 46 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). 

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