Managing Security Overseas: Protecting Employees and Assets in Volatile Regions

  Managing Security Overseas: Protecting Employees and Assets in Volatile Regions  


By Scott Ast, CFE 




Threats to multinational corporations come in two forms: natural and man-made. This book illustrates the types of risks that confront corporations when working outside of North America. It provides key tools and understanding that are required to do business in a safe and secure manner, no matter the level of risk. It walks through a logical framework for safety and security program development from Day One.

Providing a blueprint for establishing a safety and security program, this book explains how to:

Identify natural and man-made risks, liabilities and security threats to employees and assets outside of the country

Create pre-deployment training programs to provide personnel with resources to keep them safe

Establish policies, procedures, programs and technologies for locating employees around the world at a moment’s notice

Gear programs towards employees who do not feel the need to be protected

Develop commingling crisis management and security plans for overseas projects

Liaison with foreign law enforcement, government agencies and militaries, and how to best utilize U.S. and Western government resources


Product Details:
Copyright 2009
ISBN 978-1-43-980467-4
Hardcover, 366 pages
CRC Press

Table of Contents:


Chapter 1: Challenges to Security Management in Companies with Global and High-Risk Operations

Chapter 2: Travel Tracking and Intelligence Issues: It's 3:00 a.m. - Do You Know Where Your Expats Are?

Chapter 3: Risk Assessment Methodologies: The 5:00 p.m. Friday Telephone Call - "We've Got a Project Kicking Off Monday in Colombia"

Chapter 4: Protecting People Who Don't Believe They Need to Be Protected: "I Would Prefer to Go Low Profile"

Chapter 5: Security, Crisis Management, and Evacuation Planning: The 2:00 a.m. Friday Telephone Call - "The Missiles Are Flying All around Us!"

Chapter 6: Crisis Management Do's and Don'ts: Pushing the Crisis Button

Chapter 7: Protecting People and Assets around the World: From Green Acres to the Green Zone

Chapter 8: Predeployment and Security Awareness Training: "Tell Me Everything I Need to Know about This Country in about 15 Minutes"

Chapter 9: Establishing and Maintaining Contact and Coordination with Local, Regional, and International Authorities: "We Need a Favor, We Have People in Your Country That We Need Evacuated Now!"

Chapter 10: Benchmarking International Crisis and Security Management: "Give Me One Good Reason Why Our Company Needs to Do This"

Chapter 11: Maximizing Your Security and Crisis Management Efficiency: "How to Be All Things to All People, and Keeping It Real"

Appendix A: Emergency Management Plan

Appendix B: General Strike/Protest Overview

Appendix C: Bomb Threat Procedures

Appendix D: Security, Safety, and Evacuation Plan

Appendix E: Workplace Violence Procedures