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Insight Reports


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, travel risks, geopolitics, elections, and crises.

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.

Practical Considerations for the LGBTQ+ Community and Security Managers

While sexual orientation and gender identity are only two parts of any traveller’s identity, they can have a significant impact on their risk profile. 


This report helps organisations proactively address risks specific to LGBTQ+ travellers, minimising incidents and ensuring Duty of Care. Demonstrating your commitment to LGBTQ+ safety enhances an organisation’s reputation, fostering inclusivity and respectful interactions during travel.

Published in May 2024


Hurricane Season - Americas

Higher-than-average hurricane activity is forecast for 2022 in the Americas, with early predictions of around 14-21 named storms. If confirmed, this will be the seventh consecutive hurricane season with above-average activity.

In this Insight Report Highlight, we provide an overview of the hurricane season this year and our recommendations to ensure your organisation’s business continuity.

Published in June 2022

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Security Impacts of the Ukraine Crisis

The ongoing crisis in Ukraine is resonating globally and remains highly fluid.

We are issuing a series of Insight Reports in which our experts analyse likely repercussions on security environments in other regions and provide their recommendations to manage associated risks.

Published in May 2022


China: Preparing for the 2022 Beijing Winter Games

China is preparing to host the 2022 Winter Games (4-20 February) and the Paralympics Games (4-3 March).

In this Insight Report Highlight, our security experts provide an overview of the COVID-19 preparedness measures as well as the recommendations to manage associated risks.

Published in January 2022

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Japan: Playing Safe During the Summer Games

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.

Published in July 2021

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Security Implications of the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

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.

Published in April 2021

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