AN ARTICLE FROM OUR CEO ABOUT THE GREAT DISTANCE BETWEEN WORDS AND ACTIONS.
Last night, a board meeting was held with regards to a large customer of ours and their unethical behavior. It made me ask – what is the matter with business ethics? Does it just enable large companies to hide behind fancy words, yet actions, contradicting these words, still speak louder than words?
New Contract Awarded to Al Thuraya Consultancy by the International Oil Company
AL THURAYA CONSULTANCY (ATC) HAS BEEN SELECTED BY AN INTEGRATED OIL AND GAS MULTINATIONAL CORPORATION (IOC), TO PROVIDE SECURITY AND RISK MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR THE COMPANY’S OPERATIONS IN CENTRAL EGYPT.
Affiliated companies of ATC will also be supporting this US based company.
BLOG: Holiday Travel Safety Tips for Corporate Executives
THE HOLIDAYS ARE JUST AROUND THE CORNER! ARE YOU TRAVELLING DURING THE HOLIDAYS THIS YEAR?
With the busy Thanksgiving holiday travel period and Christmas holiday the result for the busy corporate executive traveler will be much more crowded airports, longer queues, and a higher probability for delayed/cancelled flights.
BLOG: BUSINESS DONE THE TURKISH WAY
IF TURKEY ISN’T ON YOUR INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION LIST, THEN YOU ARE MISSING OUT. FORGET GOING PLACES, TURKEY HAS ALREADY GONE PLACES.
The transformation of the country at every level over the past ten years is clear to anyone who knows it well. Turkey is a bold, confident, cultured and connected country with a powerful manufacturing economy that will see continuous rise over the coming decades.
BLOG: HYBRID APPROACH SOCIAL SOLIDARITY-LIBYA
AS LIBYA CONTINUES TO BE MARRED WITH INTERNAL CONFLICTS, INSTABILITY, AND UNREST, THE PROCESS FOR ESTABLISHING PEACE AND PROMOTING DEVELOPMENT REMAINS AN ELUSIVE CHALLENGE DESPITE THE MULTIPLE EFFORTS TO ERECT PEACE AGREEMENTS THAT OFTEN DISSOLVE DUE TO OPPOSING PARTIES AND CONFLICTING INTERESTS. Would there be a path to move away from the conflict and promote social cohesion, integration and ultimately stability and progress?
BLOG: SITUATIONAL AWARENESS – A MINDSET, NOT A SKILL
SA, OR BETTER KNOWN AS SITUATIONAL AWARENESS, IS SOMETHING THAT SHOULD BE EXPLAINED TO ALL EMPLOYEES, EVEN TO THOSE, WHO ARE OUR OWN EMPLOYEES.
It is very critical not just for personal security but as a fundamental building block in cooperative security.
BLOG: LOOKING FOR THE RIGHT RISK AND SECURITY PROVIDER? STOP BUYING THE BRAND…
MANY COMPANIES ARE FINDING IT CHALLENGING TO OPERATE IN HIGH-RISK AND COMPLEX ENVIRONMENTS.
Despite their claims, not every risk and security provider actually has this capability to operate there. And it is hard to blame them.
BLOG: SECURITY, INTEGRITY, INTEGRATION...
ARE YOU SAFE? WERE YOU SAFE? WILL YOU EVER BE SAFE?
So many questions, so few answers.
BLOG: FEAR, CULTURE, TRAVEL
FEAR IS UNIVERSAL, FEAR IS OMNIPRESENT, FEAR IS GLOBAL, FEAR IS AN INTRINSIC PART OF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE.
It is a natural response to what we perceive as a threat, as such, it can be a powerful survival tool or a prison sentence.
THE RETAIL INDUSTRY IN EGYPT
IN RECENT YEARS, EVENTS HAVE TURNED TROUBLESOME (EVEN HOSTILE) IN MANY COUNTRIES OF THE MENA REGION.
Political & civil unrest, terrorist activity, riots & protests, criminal & trafficking activities, have plagued most of the Middle Eastern and North African countries.
BLOG: HOMEGROWN TERRORISM, IS IT REALLY THAT BIG OF A SURPRISE?
TIME AND TIME AGAIN ON THE NEWS, ON THE PAPER, ON SOCIAL MEDIA… WE COME TO SEE THE SURPRISE AND OUTRAGE AT THE REALIZATION THAT THE PEOPLE PERPETRATING HIDEOUS ACTS OF TERRORISM AREN’T TRULY FROM ANOTHER PLANET, OR ANOTHER COUNTRY, THEY ARE ONE OF US.
They are often born and raised within a Western Society, might have even acquired a western higher education; they had friends, relatives, they walked, breathed, worked among us.
CRISIS MANAGEMENT & EVACUATION BRIEFING IN CYPRUS
AL THURAYA CONSULTANCY AND ICESERVE24, AN AL THURAYA HOLDINGS COMPANIES AND INDUSTRY LEADERS IN CRISIS MANAGEMENT, COMMUNICATIONS AND RESPONSE, DELIVERED A SERIES OF BRIEFINGS ON OCTOBER 18, 19 AND 20TH IN NICOSIA, CYPRUS.
BLOG: THE FIFTH WAVE OF TERRORISM – THE YOUTH, UNEMPLOYED AND ILL PREPARED
AT OUR ANNUAL MEETING ON DEC 6TH, I ADDRESSED THE ISSUES PERTAINING TO THE NEXT TERRORISM THREAT, WHICH IS THE YOUTH COUNTRIES LIKE AFRICA, MIDDLE EAST AND LATAM.
In the locations I just mentioned, more people aged between 15 and 24 live in the world today than ever before in human history, and that age bracket is likely to grow steadily for the next generation or more. That is a steep comparison with an aging Europe.
BLOG: The Age of Drones is Coming Now
WHEN IT COMES TO DRONES, OR MORE GENERALLY UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES (UAVS), THE RANGE OF OPINIONS IS AS DIVERSE AS HUMANS ON EARTH.
Almost everyone would like to know how to fly one, literally, everyone can imagine having nice pictures of his life shot from the birds’ eye view.
BLOG: FEMALE, FIERCE, EFFICIENT AND COVERT PRESENCE
IN A MALE DOMINATED PROFESSION, FEMALE CPO CONTINUE TO BE IN HIGH DEMAND THROUGHOUT THE REGION. FEMALE AGENTS ARE VALUED FOR THEIR COVERT PRESENCE, PRECISION AND LOW-KEY DEMEANOR.
We recognize this need for highly trained female agents and continue to encourage women from all walks of life to explore this exciting, challenging and rewarding career in executive protection.
BLOG: MEMORY LANE
REVISITING THE LOCATION OF SIGNIFICANT MOMENTS IN YOUR LIFE UNLEASHES A FLOW OF MEMORIES. AT ONCE MEMORIES LONG BURIED ARE UNEARTHED. YOU ARE DISORIENTED BY HOW DIFFERENT THINGS SEEM FROM WHAT YOU REMEMBERED.
This is my 23rd time again after I left the US ARMY and again my flight landed at Baghdad International Airport — BIAP, as I known it.
BLOG: FEAR IS THE DEVIL'S GREATEST ILLUSION!
WHAT ARE YOU MOST AFRAID OF? WHAT ARE YOUR DEEPEST WORRIES, YOU WORSE NIGHTMARES, YOUR BIGGEST FEARS? ARE THEY ACTUAL EVENTS, IMAGINARY INCIDENTS, TERRIBLE MEMORIES?
We are all tormented by fears to varying degrees and most of our fears whether factual or not, can be traced back to our perception of Risk.
BLOG: HUMILITY - WHAT IS NEEDED TO WORK AND UNDERSTAND THE GROUND
DURING A TALK WITH NEW CUSTOMER ABOUT OUR WORK IN HOSTILE ENVIRONMENTS AND LOCATIONS, WE COULD SEE THE CUSTOMER ASSUMES AN IMAGE OF A WARRIOR, TRAVERSING THROUGH HOSTILE FIRE, READY TO SHOOT, AS OUR SOLUTION.
While this image makes for box-office Hollywood chart-toppers, it is not the reality on the ground.
BLOG: THE ART OF FIGHTING WITHOUT FIGHTING
HAVE YOU EVER HAD ONE OF THESE DAYS, THAT SEEMED WRONG FROM THE VERY MOMENT YOU OPENED YOUR EYES AND THEN THEY PROGRESSED TO BE AN ACCUMULATION OF BAD LUCK, NEGATIVE EVENTS, UNFORTUNATE COINCIDENCES?
Whether superstitious or not, all people have experienced negative or troubling “gut feelings” that turned out to be true.
BLOG: SECURITY CULTURE NEEDS A CHANGE. NOW, MORE THAN EVER!
YOU MAY NOT BE AN EXPERT IN NOTICING THIS, BUT IN OUR ‘PROFESSIONAL PREACHING’ WE REITERATE THAT CLASSIC SECURITY AND RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS AND SOLUTIONS DO NOT WORK.
A hybrid and proactive approach works.
BLOG: WE HAVE COME A LONG WAY…
IN THE SECURITY INDUSTRY, THE WORD RISK HAS BEEN SO PROMINENT THAT IT HAS ACTUALLY GIVEN RISE TO A NEW FIELD, RISK MANAGEMENT.
But what is Risk?
BLOG: CONNECTED, CONFLICTING, REVOLTING…
EVER WONDERED HOW A REVOLUTION STARTS?
What is the path the leads peaceful (or not so peaceful) neighborhoods, communities, countries towards the Revolution?
AL THURAYA CONSULTANCY & ICESERVE24 TO PROVIDE SECURITY AND RISK MANAGEMENT IN EGYPT FOR MAJOR INTERNATIONAL OIL COMPANY
AL THURAYA CONSULTANCY (ATC), IN CONJUNCTION WITH ICESERVE24, HAS BEEN AWARDED A CONTRACT BY A MAJOR INTERNATIONAL OIL COMPANY (IOC) TO PROVIDE SECURITY AND RISK MANAGEMENT SERVICES IN EGYPT.
TRAVELER AND EXPAT SAFETY TRAINING AGAINST ACTIVE SHOOTERS
THE INCREASE OF ISIS-INSPIRED ATTACKS IN EUROPE HAVE CHANGED MANY THINGS -- ONE OF WHICH IS PEOPLE’S MINDSETS.
These days, in the wake of the Turkey triple suicide attack, it’s time to come to grips with the reality of active killer striking anywhere, at any time.