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  • Beware of the data in your pocket – someone wants to steal it

    Beware of the data in your pocket – someone wants to steal it

    Friday, March 11th, 2016

    Data theft and data kidnapping are a global phenomenon these days. Who can forget the 2015 TalkTalk incident?

  • Protective Surveillance, Another Answer To Your Safety Worries In Uncertain Times

    Protective surveillance, another answer to your safety worries in uncertain times

    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.

  • Why You Need To Step Up Your Risk Travel Management Program

    Why you need to step up your risk travel management programme

    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.

  • Kidnapping: how it’s changing and what you need to know

    Kidnapping: how it’s changing and what you need to know

    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.

  • Social media – the risks and the rewards

    Social media – the risks and the rewards

    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.

  • Protecting your assets in transit

    Protecting your assets in transit

    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

  • Tackling the insider threat – protect your business from employees

    Tackling the insider threat – protect your business from employees

    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

  • Muggers on mopeds target London’s wealthy elite

    Muggers on mopeds target London’s wealthy elite

    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.

  • Myth versus reality: protecting clients from lone wolf attacks in 2015

    Myth versus reality: protecting clients from lone wolf attacks in 2015

    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

  • January blog and Alchemy Global relaunch

    January blog and Alchemy Global relaunch

    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.