As we emerge from this challenging time, travel and travel security risk and the means to counter that risk will once again factor in ensuring that overseas travel will be safe and secure. IMG GlobalSecur is committed to assisting corporations and organizations with risk assessment, employee travel security measures and more.
It’s interesting to note that Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease expert at Vanderbilt University, commented on CNN when talking about travel security and the virus risk onboard a cruise ship and referred to the concept of “protective barriers” or “slices.” In describing protective measures utilized to avoid infection -“Each one has a barrier, but each one has gaps in it, has little holes. So, you put in another one and another one after that, and another one after that. And if you do a whole series of things, then the risk associated with the activity — in this case cruises — diminishes.”
Knowing the Risk
This concept of “barriers” for travel security, executive and employee protection, and all other risk-prone activities have broad relevance. Not only for cruise passengers but also to safeguard against any activity that has security-related risk. This approach reflects the protective methodology needed to reduce risk across every action that may present such a risk. Correctly designed and interrelated protective “barriers,” each with protective components, will serve to put “distance” between a possible or foreseeable threat and a possible target, whoever or whatever that may be.
When consistently used, protective barriers are an effective means to reduce security risk, whether the goal is to protect travelers, executives, offices, events, supply chains, and more. Giving up or relinquishing a protective barrier can have consequences. In any post-incident analysis, when things go wrong, “knew or should have known” will be relevant, especially for foreseeable threats and those with “if only” regrets.
As in Dr. Schaffer’s comment, any “gap” or failure in one interrelated “barrier” can jeopardize the overall protective goal. So, consistency and correctly designed “barriers” are the key always.
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About Mr. Christopher Hagon
Christopher Hagon is a managing partner of Incident Management Group, Inc. and IMG GlobalSecur, Inc. IMG is a security consulting company specializing in most aspects of corporate security, including employee travel security. This series of blogs will stem from our decades of experience in security-related topics such as executive travel security, supply chain management, crisis management, business continuity, workplace violence, event security, and more. This blog is about keeping the threat at bay and a proven approach to achieving this.
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