Result Group GmbH releases World Threat Map 2018
In 2018, the security situation remains one of the major challenges in many areas of the world. Security is of great importance for corporate activities. Therefore, Result Group GmbH again releases the World Threat Map for the year 2018, providing an overview for globally acting small and medium-sized enterprises, corporations as well as for business travelers regarding existing security risks.
Considering the impact of global geopolitical distortions, intra- and intergovernmental conflicts, the Islamist terrorism as well as climate change, new challenges for state security have arisen. Weak governance in developing and emerging countries has led to increased political tensions which consequently do have an impact on the security situation, thus affecting companies operating in these countries as well as their travelling staff.
The map shows a ranking of transnational and regional security risks, the 10 countries with the highest kidnapping risk as well as areas prone to piracy. A concentration of high-risk areas on the African continent is one of the key obvious observations.
Activities in such high-risk countries require a comprehensive security risk management that include preventive, active and, depending on the situation, also reactive measures.
Preventive measures comprise of risk assessments for sites and projects as well as contingency planning, such as drafting evacuation concepts. Travel security of business travelers, expats and project staff members can be supported via specific country information and travel security trainings. In such trainings the behavior at checkpoints are practiced and various forms of crime are discussed.
In the case of an incident such as kidnap, extortion, terrorist attack, natural disasters or an evacuation from a crisis area, the interaction of an experienced Crisis Response Team in collaboration with domestic and local authorities is crucial.
The Threat Map 2018 is available for download on the Result Group website www.result-group.com.
Result Group is one of the world‘s leading risk and crisis management consultancies. Our highly experienced consultants advise national governments, international organisations and multinational companies, including many of the world’s TOP 500, in the neutralization of criminal attacks, 24 hours a day, worldwide.