Hostile incidents, including kidnapping and ransom events, are more common than might be expected, and have the potential to be quite damaging to both the individuals involved and any organizations with which they might be associated.
Certain entities are more vulnerable to hostile incidents than the average citizen, including:
- Employees and contractors of multinational organizations, especially those working in remote or low-resource areas.
- Employees working in (or individuals traveling to) areas suffering from political instability and socioeconomic hardships.
- Employees of domestically-based companies who regularly travel internationally.
- High-net-worth individuals and families, including celebrities.
Travel to areas of political instability or socioeconomic hardship can leave employees vulnerable to potentially dangerous situations, such as interaction with organized crime enterprises, extortionists and kidnappers, and even terrorist groups.
The trauma associated with hostile incidents is very real to those involved. Such incidents can result in devastating financial losses, compromise a company’s or individual’s reputation, and even unfortunately loss of life.
Marsh offers a comprehensive range of services to respond to threats against your people, brand reputation, and properties, with the goal of ensuring safety while also limiting legal and financial liability.