Global commerce has its ups and downs. The upside includes U.S. businesses can offer customers a diverse menu of products from all over the world. Also, online commerce may seem easy to manage with overseas partners.
Focusing on positive aspects like variety and simple communication is one point of view. There is also the down side. Overseas business can allow room for hackers to infiltrate company networks and pilfer sensitive information. Employees travelling overseas carry company tech that can be vulnerable to pickpockets.
While leaders are broadening their view regarding their business, criminals are gaining scope too. Perspectives for stealing company resources or taking advantage of traveling employees are always changing. Even when business leaders believe their travel security plan is air-tight, if it’s more than a few months old, we have to say that things have already changed. Travel security is a full-time job. The same goes for cyber security. Allowing seasoned professionals to manage the task could be the answer. Our employee travel security consultants are experts take a particular point of view. We objectively survey a company’s safety landscape for 24/7 threat assessments.
IMG Employee Travel Security Consultants leave Danger in the Rear View Mirror
The much used phrase “hindsight is 20/20” definitely applies to company security breaches. No one really knows how vulnerable they are until the crime has already been committed. After an investigation, company leaders can appear surprised to learn there were several obvious holes in their cyber security process…on site and abroad. If a travelling employee lost their company iPad or phone, the situation could be worse than a common pickpocket. Organized crime stations thieves in hotels and restaurants throughout busy business travel hubs in areas like Mexico, Brazil and Thailand (to name a few). Once a device has been swiped from an unsuspecting VIP, it can be the key to hacking into a privileged account.
Our IMG team of employee travel security consultants help company leaders see the bigger picture. We assess data security threats and advise stronger safeguards for on-site as well as overseas travel. Forecasting security threats in advance of a business trip can put a smart strategy into focus. Both for the travelling VIP and all the sensitive company property going along for the ride. IMG knows employee travel security is much easier to manage when it’s identified before companies see trouble on the horizon.
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