Insight Report



The Insight Report series provides our experts’ insights and advice on events or situations which may require your attention due to their potential impact on the risk environment. It covers a variety of insights including natural disasters and climate, geopolitics, elections, crisis, conflict & terrorism and country-specific.



Japan: Playing safe during the Summer Games

Published in July 2021

The postponed summer Games will take place between 23 July and 5 September in Tokyo and eight other prefectures across Japan amid ongoing restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This Insight Report Highlight provides an overview of health, security and travel-related challenges during the summer Games as well as recommendations to help facilitate better-informed, better-prepared and safer trips.

Overview of risks for LGBTQ+ individuals

Published in June 2021

International SOS security teams across the globe have examined the legal framework and social attitudes that largely shape, in 2021, the risks faced by members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (and more, LGBTQ+) community.

In this Insight Report Highlight, we provide a global overview of recent trends and notable developments as well as recommendations to manage associated risks.

Preparing for Hurricane Season

Published in June 2021

The 2021 hurricane season is expected to see above-average tropical cyclone activity, just as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to present challenges for contingency and evacuation planning.

This Insight Report Highlight provides an overview of the hurricane season this year in the Americas region and our recommendations to ensure your organisation’s business continuity during the season.

Elections 2021-22

Published in April 2021

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, several countries and territories have held elections in the last year, with around 50 scheduled in the coming 12 months. While a variety of precautionary measures have enabled authorities to safely conduct elections from a health perspective, the pandemic continues to exacerbate political, economic, and social issues in many locations. Such grievances will shape elections and, in some countries, enhance the likelihood of unrest and violence.

This report lists the elections scheduled to take place in the coming 12 months, where we expect a particularly close race, or where there is a high likelihood of unrest, violence and/or conflict, as well as providing our recommendations to protect your people.

Security implications of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Published in April 2021

As COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out globally, immunisation campaigns will shape not only the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic, but also a variety of security risks, including misinformation, social unrest and crime.

This Insight Report Highlight provides an overview of the key security implications of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout observed by our security experts as well as our recommendations to protect your people from health & security threats.

The extracts are taken from our detailed Security Insight Reports, exclusively available through International SOS Workforce Resilience services. The full reports contain further assessments and more detailed recommendations. To learn more, please complete the enquiry form.