Managing Security Overseas: Protecting Employees and Assets in Volatile Regions

By Scott Ast, CFE

This book’s author is a CFE

This book's author is a CFE.

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

This book's author is a CFE.
Label Value
ISBN 978-1-43-980467-4
Publisher CRC Press
Published Copyright 2009
Pages 366
Format Hardcover

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

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