Security is on everyone’s mind these days. The use of social media seems to make it even more important than ever. Criminals have become savvy about using Internet information to their advantage.
The recent robbery of the Kardashian jewelry in Paris is a perfect example. It should also be a heads up to corporations who have VIP’s traveling abroad that nearly everyone uses social media, and not entirely in a wise fashion. Social media posts can be used to gather intelligence about VIPs and Senior Executives, as well as corporations. Celebrities have learned to use social media by sharing daily tidbits with their fans, like where they are vacationing. Although fans are thrilled to read any little real-time detail of a celebs whereabouts, so are thieves. Sadly, the Kardashians had to learn this the hard way, even though they felt safe in a Parisian mansion.
Corporate executives can be a lot like the movers and shakers of the entertainment world. They also travel the globe and may be noticeable to the general public. Many executives carry their own “bling” that needs to be kept safe, like company laptops and valuable information or trade secrets. Traveling executives might feel “safe” in certain countries and cities too. Corporate leaders have to ask themselves, when a large-scale event like an executive conference takes place, who is paying attention?
IMG Corporate Meeting Security Keeps the Company Treasures Safe
Corporate treasures can consist of many things; laptops, traveling prototypes and even the very employees themselves. These examples are not only valuable to the company, but they may prove to be profitable for nefarious entities as well. Corporate information can be used, a new prototype for a ground-breaking product can be sold to a competitor. If an executive is hard to miss with a high profile “look” and dress, kidnappers may take notice as well. So what does a company do when their high-profile executive takes off to a conference in Mexico City with company valuables in tow? First, it’s important to have a security strategy. Second it’s key to ensure an expert security crew is dedicated to your executive.
IMG knows how today’s social media criminals manipulate information to circumvent corporate meeting security. Consider a strategy that keeps your VIP in the security spotlight and out of danger. IMG can equip your employee with the FoneTrac security app, so their whereabouts are confirmed in the conference crowds. Arrangements to and from the conference can be part of the strategy too. This can deter any threats from thieves wandering outside waiting for their chance. Corporate meeting security doesn’t have to be complicated, it just has to be solid. If your employee is attending a high-exposure business conference, overseas or within the U.S., contact IMG international security consultants to discuss your VIP safety strategy.