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Corporate Travel Security

3.1 What is Travel Security?
3.1.1 Organizational Planning Information Services & Databases 24 h – Reachability Alert and Notification Services Staff / Traveler Localization
3.1.2 Employee Preparation Introduction of E-Learning Types of E-Learning In-house  Awareness Campaigns Assessment Online Training in Companies Designing Modern Online Trainings Development of Training Concepts Planning Workshops
3.1.3 Operational Protective Measures Executive Protection Ground Transportation Aircraft Guarding
3.1.4 Emergency Management Emergency Concepts Emergency Plans Emergency Resources
3.2 Practical Travel Security
3.2.1 Integration into the Organizational Structure
3.2.2 Implementation of a Security Organization Information Management Resource Management Crisis Management
3.2.3 Insourcing vs. Outsourcing
3.2.4 Travel Security Guidelines
3.2.5 Development of a Protection Concept
3.3 Legal Framework and Duty of Care
3.3.1 Employee Postings Business Trips Secondment and Delegation Transfer
3.3.2 Conditions for Postings
3.3.3 Applicable Law
3.3.4 Liability Issues and Duty of Care Protective Duties in Security
3.3.5 Risks Relating to Criminal Law Criminal Offenses Abroad (i.e. Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act; UK Bribery Act) Criminal Offenses in Germany
3.3.6 Holistic Approach

Before the Trip

4.1 Travel Preparations
4.1.1 Packing My Bags Baggage Management Prohibited Items in Air Travel Import and Customs Regulations Travel Documents Means of Payment
4.1.2 Information about Your Destination
4.2 Security of House and Home
4.2.1 Whom Do I Tell What?
4.2.2 Social Networks, Email and Telephone
4.3 Know-how Protection and Data Security
4.3.1 Risk Potential on Trips
4.3.2 Data Security in the Past and Today
4.3.3 Hackers‘ Motivation
4.3.4 The Perpetrators
4.3.5 Data Security Before the Trip Fundamentals Data Classification
4.3.6 Data Security During the Trip Risks in Transit Risks at the Hotel Risks when Dealing with Business Partners Risks during Data Transfer
4.3.7 Technical Protective Measures Password Protection Virus Scanners Updates, Security Patches and Service Packs Programs and Applications Firewalls Screen and Access Locks Backups und Data Protection Encryption Steganography Cloud Solutions and Remote Access Travel Devices
4.3.8 Data Security: Best Practice

During the Trip

5.1 Dangers and Travel Risks
5.1.1 Illness Colds and Flu Malaria Hepatitis Rabies HIV and Aids Others
5.1.2 Natural Disasters Severe Weather and Storms Earthquakes Tsunamis and Floods
5.1.3 Criminality Theft and Robbery Fraud Kidnapping Economic Crimes
5.1.4 Economic and Industrial Espionage
5.1.5 Terrorism
5.1.6 Social Unrest and Demonstrations
5.1.7 Law and Culture
5.2 General Principles of Protection
5.2.1 „Low Profile” Principle Clothing Language Behavior
5.2.2 „Soft Target” and „Hard Target” Principle
5.3 Specific Protective Measures
5.3.1 Money and Valuables
5.3.2 Important Documents and Travel Documents
5.4 Security in the Hotel
5.4.1 Bookings and Reservations
5.4.2 Arrival and Check-in
5.4.3 During Your Stay
5.4.4 Behavior in Emergencies
5.4.5 Departure and Check-out
5.5 Security in Transit
5.5.1 By Private Car or Rental Car Independent Driving Transport Services and Taxis
5.5.2 By Train Long-distance Local
5.5.3 By Bus
5.5.4 By Plane
5.5.5 By Boat
5.5.6 On Foot
5.6 Risk Factor Gender: Women on Business Trips
5.6.1 Gender-specific Factors
5.6.2 Practical Recommendations
5.7 Special Section: Traveling on the Indian Subcontinent
5.7.1 Culture and its Effects on Security
5.7.2 The Security Situation
5.7.3 Risks for Women on the Subcontinent Men as a Security Problem Protection through Appropriate Clothing Protection through Local Families and Women
5.7.4 Selecting the Right Means of Transportation
5.7.5 Dealing with the Police
5.7.6 Prevention through Planning and Preparation

After the Trip

6.1 Health Follow-up
6.1.1 Medical Care
6.1.2 Psychological Care
6.2 Strategic and Operational Follow-up

Preventing and Preparing for Emergencies

7.1 Between Self-Defense and Pepper Spray
7.2 Travel Insurance Coverage
7.2.1 Contacts Insurance Intermediaries and Insurance Brokers Internet Travel Agencies Group Insurance Credit Card Packages
7.2.2 Special Aspects of Employee Postings
7.2.3 Types of Insurance International Travel Health Insurance Car Insurance Personal Liability Insurance Legal Expenses Insurance Traveler’s Baggage Insurance Travel Cancellation and Curtailment Insurance Accident and Life Insurance Kidnap & Ransom Insurance
7.2.4 Assistance Services Medical Assistance Technical Assistance Travel Assistance Legal Assistance
7.3 Medical Precautions and Medical Assistance
7.3.1 Medical Risk Factors Climate Hygiene Elevation
7.3.2 Medical Aspects of Travel Preparation Occupational Medical Screening Vaccinations and International Certificates of Vaccination First-Aid Kit Equipment Communication Infrastructure at Work Traveling with Pre-existing Medical Conditions
7.3.3 Medical Assistance
7.3.4 Medical Aspects While Traveling Flights Car or Bus Boat
7.3.5 Preventive Measures Hygiene Food Animals Sports Alcohol und Drugs Road Traffic
7.3.6 The Acute Emergency
7.4 Emergency Numbers
7.4.1 Police, Fire and Rescue Services
7.4.2 Credit and Banking Card Companies
7.4.3 Network Providers
7.4.4 Foreign Services
7.4.5 Security Managers

Sources and Service Providers

8.1 Free Sources Open Source Corporate Network Local Employees Embassies, Permanent Missions and Consulates Ministry of Foreign Affairs
8.2 External Services Providers Medical & Security Assistance Providers Types of Assistance Services Selecting the Right Service Provider


9.1 Useful Information about Traveling Abroad
9.1.1 Top 5: The Most Common Crises while Traveling You Get Sick You Lose Your Luggage You Get Robbed You Get into an Accident Your Are Affected by Terrorism and Unrest
9.1.2 Top 10: The World’s Most Dangerous Travel Destinations Federal Republic of Somalia Republic of the Sudan Syrian Arab Republic Federal Republic of Nigeria Islamic Republic of Pakistan Republic of Yemen Republic of Mali Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Republic of Iraq United Mexican States
9.2 The Golden 10: Practical Tips
9.2.1 Basic Travel Safety & Security Tips
9.2.2 The Golden 10: Before the Trip Security of House and Home Basics for Overnight Travel
9.2.3 The Golden 10: During the Trip The Right Behavior in Air Travel Selection of Hotel and Hotel Room Hotel Stay Dealing with Money and Other Means of Payment Attention to Your Immediate Environment Low Profile Traveling on Foot Traveling by Car Prevention of Abduction Traveling in Predominantly Islamic Countries
9.2.4 The Golden 10: In an Emergency Behavior in a Robbery Behavior during an Abduction
9.3 Check Lists
9.3.1 Emergency and Escape Luggage
9.3.2 Main Luggage
9.3.3 First-Aid Kit

The Bottom Line



11.1 Acknowledgments
11.2 Further References and Disclaimers

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