May 13, 2014

The Risk Management Provider Establishes Sao Paulo Operations Center for Security Response and Assistance to Clients

ANNAPOLIS, MD (May 13, 2014)– iJET International, Inc., a leading operational risk management solutions provider, announces today it has established a security and response Operations Center near Sao Paulo, specifically for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. iJET’s exercises, assessments and security preparations began in October 2013. iJET Has established its operations in Sao Paulo to prepare for, actively monitor and respond to situations that may impact clients.

The FIFA World Cup takes place from June 12 through July 13 and is expected to bring in more than 600,000 visitors to Brazil.  Bob Howell, Manager of Response Operations for iJET, is leading the on-the-ground efforts.  The team will collaborate with partners tocoordinate security, medical assistance, advice and response for clients. iJET’s Global Intelligence team will also integrate our operational intelligence capability to support clients.  Personnel have been training, running exercises and drills and fine-tuning details as the event draws closer.

“Supporting our clients is a priority for iJET during the World Cup,” said Bob Howell. “Our teams have been rehearsing and making preparations non-stop for scenarios that could potentially arise. Our Operations Center will ensure that we have the right people on the ground handling all the needs of our clients in Brazil. If your organization has personnel that will be traveling to Brazil for the World Cup, we strongly urge that you prepare a Travel Risk Management strategy to ensure their safety and be able to communicate with them while in Brazil.”  Security remains the top concern for the World Cup.

With a total of 12 Brazilian cities hosting matches, Brazil has thus far spent the equivalent of USD 800 million to prepare for the event, but many challenges remain.  Violent crime is a serious concern in major cities, and while most victims are local, foreign visitors can become targets.  There are fears that the recent protests that gripped Brazil last year during the Confederations Cup could recur, as anarchist groups could once again seek to exploit local discontent over how much money is being spent on the World Cup and preparations for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Ideally, police will have learned valuable lessons from the earlier violence, and will be better prepared; thousands of police officers and military forces will be deployed during the World Cup to ensure order. As with major sporting events the world over, the greatest driver of unrest could well be how Brazil’s team fares in the competition.  iJET’s Risk Management solutions combine the best of iJET’s world-class intelligence, award-winning Worldcue® technologies and global assistance services to better protect employees and organizations.

iJET’s Risk Management services benefit employees and organizations by keeping travelers informed before, during and after trips and by assisting Risk Managers in building and sustaining a TRM program. For more information concerning iJET International’s involvement with the 2014 FIFA World Cup, please visit their website.

About iJET International
iJET International (iJET) provides intelligence-driven, operational risk management solutions that enable multinational organizations to operate globally with confidence. iJET’s end-to-end, tailored solutions integrate world-class threat intelligence, innovative technology, and response services to help organizations mitigate risk and protect their people, assets, and reputation.  Founded in 1999, iJET is a privately held company headquartered in Annapolis, US with regional offices in London, and Singapore.

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