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11/23/2020 OSAC Analysis

On November 21, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) augmented its Travel Health Notice system with a four-level scale focusing specifically on COVID-19, as well as new recommendations regarding testin...

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10/27/2020 OSAC Analysis

OSAC can be a tremendous resource for to your security operations abroad. However, many organizations are not aware of the full scope of OSAC’s support capability, and do not fully leverage all of the resources we provid...

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9/15/2020 OSAC Analysis

Mobile phones and other personal communication devices transmit and store a variety of sensitive information. This makes them a valuable target for adversaries who seek to intercept communications or plant malware. This...

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8/26/2020 OSAC Analysis

As U.S. private-sector organizations chart the way ahead for safe, healthy business travel in the age of COVID-19, a variety of entities from trade associations to governments have produced resources about how to navigat...

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8/6/2020 OSAC Analysis

On August 6, the U.S. Department of State rescinded the Global Level 4 Health Advisory, reverting to individual Travel Advisory levels based on local travel conditions, and adding portions to each based on the COVID situ...

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2/24/2020 OSAC Analysis

Starting today, and over the next few weeks, OSAC will release its 2020 Crime & Safety Reports (CSRs). With over 25,000 reports on OSAC.gov, security managers and analysts, as well as other international travelers, can g...

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1/2/2020 OSAC Analysis

January 2, 2020 UPDATE: Monkeypox is an ongoing health risk in Nigeria and the DR Congo; currently there are monkeypox outbreaks in both countries. Health officials from three different countries have reported five cases...

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11/6/2019 OSAC Analysis

It is increasingly common for travelers to venture off the beaten path, and to indulge in adventure travel. Accordingly, security managers should consider this new language when briefing their personnel prior to travel,...

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9/17/2019 OSAC Analysis

Quick and effective communication with relevant stakeholders and the ability to conduct safety checks for impacted personnel should be central to any comprehensive emergency response plan for security incidents overseas....

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8/29/2019 OSAC Analysis

Residents of most industrialized western countries are used to freedom of speech at some level, usually restricted only when it has the potential to harm others. But some locations – including some of the more popular co...

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