Posted & filed under Identity Theft.

News, search, and email giant Yahoo made an announcement today about a hack that has affected an estimated one billion users, or roughly most of its customers worldwide. This is not to be confused with the September 2016 news that the email accounts of 500,000 users had been hacked in 2014; the latest breach is…

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Posted & filed under Asterisk, Medical Travel Risk.

Source: Vox Graphic Last Updated January 28, 2016 The mosquito-borne virus Zika has been dominating the news for some time now. Fears are spreading, suspicions are rising, and a vaccine still isn’t available. With so many people concerned about Zika, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Risk Committee took the opportunity to discuss the explosive…

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Posted & filed under Asterisk, Duty of Care, Security Travel Risk, Travel Risk Management.

Within the last few years, we’ve seen an enormous uptick in terrorism threats and attacks all over the world. In 2014, an estimated 32,700 people were killed in attacks worldwide, nearly twice as many as in 2013 – the largest ever year-over-year increase in deaths from terrorism. Today, the number of people who have died…

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Posted & filed under Asterisk, Infographic, Medical Travel Risk.

Zika virus disease in the United States, 2015–2016 Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Map Last Updated February 10, 2016 On Thursday, February 11, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced that at least three people had died due to complications related to the mosquito-borne Zika virus. These are the first Zika-related deaths in the South American…

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Posted & filed under Asterisk, Medical Travel Risk.

On Monday, February 8, the Obama administration said it would ask Congress for $1.8 billion in emergency funding to combat the mosquito-borne Zika virus. So far there has not been nearly the number of cases reported in the United States as have been reported in more southern countries such as Brazil; however, with the spring and summer…

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