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Friday, March 11th, 2016
Data theft and data kidnapping are a global phenomenon these days. Who can forget the 2015 TalkTalk incident?
Saturday, November 28th, 2015
The carnage in Paris earlier this month has once again highlighted the dramatic threat terrorism poses to people living far away from the chaos and killing fields of Syria and Iraq.
Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
Following on from last month’s well received blog on modern kidnapping around the world, we’re focusing this one on two of the control measures that can reduce the likelihood of travellers becoming victims. The first is to create a robust travel management programme and the second is to raise the security awareness of the people on the ground.
Monday, August 31st, 2015
Kidnappings are on the rise globally and are now estimated to be as high as 400,000 a year. Officially, 30,000-40,000 of these directly involve ransoms and extortions, although the unofficial number is estimated to be far higher.
Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
When it comes to ICT cyber security, businesses should beware – even the US government is not immune from hackers. When the State Department’s Office of Personnel Management found that one of its key databases containing some four million staff had been hacked in early June, everyone had to stop using email for several weeks.
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
The age of austerity may be set to continue, but one sector that is clearly bucking the trend is the sale of online goods, particularly of the luxury variety. And growth in the sector is mind boggling. The number of luxury consumers has more than trebled in less than 20 years to 330 million people
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
While details of the Hatton Garden jewellery robbery in London continue to confound top investigators, everyone now agrees on one thing – it was an insider job. Furthermore, you can add employee negligence to the mix. One security guard who was working the shift when £200 million of precious stones were stolen admitted he failed
Monday, March 9th, 2015
A few years ago F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone left his HQ in Knightsbridge only to be punched and kicked to the ground by muggers who stole £200,000 worth of jewellery from him and his girlfriend.
Saturday, February 14th, 2015
Following the recent tragedy of the Paris shootings and other attacks or attempts in the US, UK, Australia and Canada, Alchemy Global has received a spike in enquiries from clients asking about the threats they face while working and travelling in the world’s cities. Their prime concern is becoming the victim of a lone wolf
Monday, January 12th, 2015
Welcome to the first in a series of monthly blogs by the management team at AlchemyGlobal. In our regular updates we aim to cover the raft of issues affecting personal, corporate and global security. From IT and close protection to event security and recruitment, we will link like-minded people to the security issues of our time.