Electric scooter use is on the rise, especially in metropolitan cities where traffic is heavy. This popular method of transportation, seemingly convenient and cost-efficient, poses a risk to companies. Bruce McIndoe, Founder of WorldAware, gave his expert advice to The Company Dime. One company has already disallowed the use of these e-scooters by employees due to safety concerns.
Data privacy can be compromised anywhere, according to Born2Invest. The article discusses what to do about cameras, particularly in hotels and airplane seat back entertainment systems. Travelers have to trust that these devices are turned off.
Although travelers cannot choose how their data is handled, Bruce McIndoe, Founder of WorldAware, gives advice on how to recognize a privacy breach and what to do after a potential breach.
Traveling for business or pleasure both encounter some level of risk. It's important to understand your risk before heading to a destination, and that's where solutions such as those provided by WorldAware come into play. The Washington Post interviewed security professionals, Bruce McIndoe among them, to educate summer travelers on travel safety and how to protect themselves.
A few key tips provided are as follows.
Reporting on the latest technology in the travel risk management space, The Company Dime talks with Founder Bruce McIndoe and VP Product Strategy, Chris Brozenick to discuss location-based awareness. They also discuss Worldcue Mobile and new enhancements that "bring more precision to efforts to inform employees about risks and locate them in emergencies."
On April 11, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was expelled from his asylum in the London embassy of Ecuador. Rafael Correa was president of Ecuador at the time Assange sought refuge. When Lenín Moreno became president in 2017, he turned against Correa's policies and revoked Assange's asylum after breaches of trust, including leaked photos of Moreno's family.
Skift reported on what travel advisors need to know regarding the risks of personnel travel to Sri Lanka. The UK, US, and Canada governments have issued travel advisories on the security situation, warning travelers that terrorist attacks are still possible in Sri Lanka. Travelers currently in the region should be aware of their surroundings and exercise a high degree of caution.
Female travelers are more susceptible to risk when traveling alone. Founder and Chief Evangelist, Bruce McIndoe, says that it's easier to be a man when traveling. Women who travel are more likely to dine in their hotel rooms than to eat in the establishment's restaurant. More often than men, women are the object of unwanted attention. “I have female colleagues who won’t go to a hotel restaurant,” he said, “They say, ‘I’m tired of being approached’ so they just stay in the room and eat dinner.”
WTOP's "Inside the SCIF" features reports, headline news, and breaking intelligence. WorldAware was featured in the seventh edition of this piece, reporting on the popular uprising in Sudan.
Loss Prevention Magazine released an article that as retailers expand operations and aspirations abroad, more risk will come. The article says, "It’s the uniform view among global risk analysts that the world is becoming more uncertain, more dangerous."