Managing Security Overseas: Protecting Employees and Assets in Volatile Regions



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

ISBN 978-1-43-980467-4
Hardcover, 366 PAGES

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