As businesses continue to expand operations internationally and people have a more global dimension, the protection of key personnel and families must be considered a priority objective. Kidnapping and Extortion are at epidemic proportions, making today’s global citizen and corporations at an incredible risk.
Kidnapping is a global business that has roots in almost every country. It affects everyone from the affluent to ordinary people, mid-level managers, professional people, merchants, children and government employees. There are many categories of kidnapping including political, terrorist, virtual, express, tiger and traditional. These typologies each have their own targets and geographic prevalence. No one is immune from the threat of kidnapping. Detention periods can range from hours in an express kidnapping to years in a traditional type kidnapping.
“NO ONE IS SAFE FROM KIDNAPPING, REGARDLESS OF OCCUPATION, NATIONALITY, RACE, GENDER OR AGE” -U.S. State Department
Globally, kidnap for ransom (K&R) and kidnap 2 kill (K2K) has increased exponentially. The ease at which borders can be penetrated, regime changes, countries that have no stable government, the disparity between affluent and poor, Islamic extremism and economic upheavals these days are all contributing factors to this epidemic.
To say that a kidnapping has serious consequences is to make an understatement. For those affected and their families, it is extremely traumatic and emotionally draining. There are also financial consequences that include but are not limited to ransom negotiation fees, ransom payments, lawsuits, bad publicity, reputation damage and significant business interruption for corporations.
Drawing on years of real world experience, we provide comprehensive kidnap & ransom support services for corporations, organizations, families and individuals. We also provide elite anti-kidnap & hostage survival training programs to avoid being taken and to assist you if the unthinkable happens.