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4/19/2021 OSAC Analysis

The U.S. Department of State recently updated the methodology for determining COVID-19-related Travel Advisory levels. The new methodology utilizes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Travel Health Notice le...

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1/21/2021 OSAC Analysis

The recently updated OSAC Risk Matrix is designed to allow private-sector security professionals to take a holistic approach to risk analysis by assessing different dimensions of a given risk, including the impact of COV...

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1/12/2021 OSAC Analysis

OSAC has expanded its popular resource guide for female travelers in India to cover each of the five U.S. Consular Districts in the country. As part of our Traveler's Toolkit, we encourage female travelers and security p...

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1/5/2021 OSAC Analysis

Every organization has personnel that require different kinds of care and different types of preparation. Most organizations have already incorporated the needs of many of these people into their security protocols. But...

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12/14/2020 Other

From 2017 to 2019, several hundred U.S. private-sector organizations received phone calls from OSAC staff warning them of threats of killing, serious bodily injury, kidnapping, or physical attack directed at their organi...

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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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