Security and duty of care at events

Security and duty of care at events

This year alone we are seeing the Commonwealth Games, the ICC World T20 Cricket tournament and the FIFA World Cup, not to mention the myriad of smaller events that regularly take place across the year around the world. A large part of the cost of an event should be to...

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What can the cyber market learn from Kidnap and Ransom insurance?

What can the cyber market learn from Kidnap and Ransom insurance?

Hear Markham Special Risk's CEO Giles Greenfield talk to InsureTV about how the market can learn vital lessons from the kidnap and ransom industry.  Giles speaks about the importance of preparation and planning that should be involved as part of an insurance policy to...

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Global Risk Map 2022

Global Risk Map 2022

Each year, our response partners, Crisis24, produce a comprehensive global risk report. The team look at each country and assess the political, economical and cultural risk profile in turn and offer clients a snapshot view of the threats that visitors may face in...

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Spotlight on African Travel

Spotlight on African Travel

Kidnapping in Nigeria on the rise  We have seen reports of a number of kidnapping incidents in the Nigerian region recently. Kidnappers don't only target international travellers, but also local people and as this article suggests this is a common occurrence in the...

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Travel for Women

Travel for Women

According to a survey conducted by AIG, 45% of female travellers feel less safe travelling today, than they did 5 years ago. There are a number of things that women can do in order to prepare for travel and to make sure they are as safe as they can be. Here are just a...

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Kidnapping in Manchester – Not Mexico

Kidnapping in Manchester – Not Mexico

The recent report of a gang kidnapping in Manchester last week highlights the need for high net worth individuals to be extra vigilant no matter where they are in the world. High profile and high net worth individuals are a natural target for kidnapping, express...

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Crisis threats remain high, despite being at home

Crisis threats remain high, despite being at home

Lockdowns globally has meant that we have all been at home for a large part of 2020 with little or no international travel and very little local traveling for work or recreation. Despite this, our prevention partners, Crisis24 have reported just 11 fewer cases (75 in...

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What is Express Kidnapping?

What is Express Kidnapping?

An express kidnap can be a development of an opportunist street crime such as a mugging, where the mugger realises they can get more money by making demands of a family or employer. Alternatively, it can be planned and a victim specifically targeted – as in the case...

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What are Urban Kidnaps

What are Urban Kidnaps

Kidnaps in urban areas can be planned or opportunistic. Planned kidnaps are usually carried out by professional criminal gangs for financial or political gain. They identify a potential victim and observe their routine/lifestyle for some time. They then abduct them...

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Threats At home and at Work

Threats At home and at Work

Kidnaps and attempted kidnaps often take place when you are on your way home or to work, as these are predictable locations for you to be in. Identify anything or anyone suspicious and get it checked out. This way you should not miss anyone observing your routine and...

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