Don't Let Shipping Piracy Sink Your International Business.

A special guest post by Global Security Consultant and Political Risk Expert, Paul Crespo.  This is the latest post in the series. With the dramatic growth of global commerce more businesses rely on maritime shipping to get their goods and raw materials to market. The release of the Tom Hanks film "Captain Phillips" depicting the 2009 hijacking of the US merchant ship Maersk … [Read more...]

Cyber Attack – 3rd Biggest Threat to International Business

A special guest post by Global Security Consultant and Political Risk Expert, Paul Crespo. This is the sixth post in the series. With larger and costlier data breaches being reported every day, cyber security is quickly moving from being seen by C-level executives as a purely technical security issue, to a top business risk for global corporations. Cybercrime and cyberspying … [Read more...]

Spies, Lies and Secrets: 37 Industrial Espionage Tactics that Threaten to Kill Your International Business.

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Earlier this week I wrote about industrial espionage and how it is the fastest and least expensive way for our foreign competitors to bridge the innovation gap with the U.S. Using cutting-edge technology and age-old techniques of deceit and manipulation, corporate spies are the greatest post-cold war threat to international business. Today’s international conflicts are not … [Read more...]

Brazil's Mega Events: Risks for International Businesses during the World Cup and Olympics.

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A special guest post by Global Security Consultant and Political Risk Expert, Paul Crespo. This is the fourth post in the series. For ten years Brazil has been the darling of the emerging market countries: the "B" in BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India & China).  With annual growth rates of 5 percent, its stock markets often doubled year to year.  Brazil is hot. It will be hosting … [Read more...]

Surviving a Kidnapping: How Your International Business Should Respond.

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A special guest post by Global Security Consultant and Political Risk Expert, Paul Crespo. This is the third post in the series. You are an executive on a business trip in a foreign country being driven to a meeting when suddenly your car is slammed by a large truck and armed men with AK-47s yank you from your car, blindfold you and throw you into a van. You have just been … [Read more...]