Intelligent solutions for challenging environments

We provide consulting, training, and operational support designed to enable you and your organisation to operate safely, securely, and successfully in complex and higher-risk environments.

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OUR SERVICES

CONSULTING

Our approach to consulting projects emphasises collaboration, innovation, usability and knowledge transfer to produce high quality results.

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TRAINING

We offer a range of workshops, retreats, and online training designed to develop and hone competency and bring new insights into your organisation.

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OPERATIONS

We can provide operational support to your teams in the field, including advice, field support, post-incident assessments, evacuations and logistics support.

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UPDATES

14 April 2021

We've launched a jobs page!

We'll be maintaining a carefully curated list of senior security and crisis management roles in the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions.

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31 March 2021

The Security Evacuation Handbook Volume II: Decision-Making & Execution is out now

The second volume of a two-volume series focused on the planning and execution of security evacuations.

Now available as part of a bundle.

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31 March 2021

Our newsletter for March 2021 is out now

What we're up to, useful pieces of kit and interesting articles

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12 Mar 2021

Read our new article: Evacuations from Non-Permissive Environments

What to focus on when planning and executing evacuations from non-permissive environments.

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28 February 2021

The Crisis Response Handbook is out now

The Crisis Response Handbook explains how to prepare for, and respond to, crisis events.

Now available as part of a bundle.

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28 February 2021

Our newsletter for February 2021 is out now

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11 Feb 2021

Read our new article: Getting Out

How to get yourself out of a country when things go south.

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31 January 2021

The Crisis Simulation Handbook is out now

This handbook is a technical reference that explains how to plan, design and deliver world-class crisis simulation exercises.

Now available as part of a bundle.

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30 December 2020

The Security Evacuation Handbook Volume I: Fundamentals & Planning is out now

The first volume of a two-volume series focused on the planning and execution of security evacuations.

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27 November 2020

Under the Radar is out now

This book is a modern and international guide to getting yourself out of trouble, escaping from captivity and surviving while on the run.

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30 October 2020

The Field Guide to Transport Security is out now

The fourth and final volume in our Field Guide series, The Field Guide to Transport Security is focused on keeping you and your team safe while you're on the road in complex and higher-risk environments..

All field guides are now available in a bundle of four.

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10 October 2020

GREY CATALYST has launched

GREY CATALYST is a new initiative, providing a dedicated platform for building the competencies and attitudes necessary to operate successfully in higher-risk environments.

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26 September 2020

The Field Guide to Accommodation Security is out now

The third volume in our Field Guide series, The Field Guide to Accommodation Security is designed to guide you in the selection of secure accommodation during engagements in complex and higher-risk environments.

All field guides are now available in a bundle of four.

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28 August 2020

The Field Guide to Personal Security is out now

The second volume in our Field Guide series, The Field Guide to Personal Security is focused on ensuring that you can stay safe while operating on the ground in complex and higher-risk environments.

All field guides are now available in a bundle of four.

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17 July 2020

The Guide to Travelling in Higher-Risk Environments is out now

If you frequently travel to higher-risk locations for work or personal travel, this guide is an ideal reference for you.

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4 July 2020

The Field Guide to Deployment Planning is out now

The first volume in our Field Guide series, The Field Guide to Deployment Planning takes you through the process of planning and preparing for travel to higher-risk locations.

All field guides are now available in a bundle of four.

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18 June 2020

Read our new article: How to disappear

How you can better blend in to your environment to reduce the risk that you may be targeted by criminals, kidnappers or terrorists.

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17 June 2020

Read our new article: Reading the street

How to read the street to recognise indicators of potential danger while travelling in higher-risk areas.

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2 June 2020

The Pandemic Playbook has launched

The Pandemic Playbook is a focused capability designed to support organisations manage risk during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of this initiative we are able to advise on workplace mitigation planning and implementation, the management of suspected and confirmed cases, and how to communicate to employees and other stakeholders.

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8 May 2020

Read our new article: Low profile evacuations

The key aspects of getting your team out of a higher-risk location quickly and quietly.

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8 Apr 2020

Read our new article: Being situationally aware

How to better make sense of your immediate environment so that you can avoid threats to your safety and security while travelling.

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7 Apr 2020

Read our new article: Building good judgement

How to develop good judgement so that you’re able to avoid precarious situations while travelling in higher-risk locations.

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3 Apr 2020

Read our new article: Adapting to challenging environments

How to rapidly adapt to new and challenging environments so that you’re able to get up and running as quickly as possible

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14 Mar 2020

The benefits of being boring

How to maintain a low profile while operating in complex and higher-risk environments.

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7 February 2020

On the ground in Lebanon

We're back on the ground in Beirut, updating ourselves on the situation and confirming technical details for Project ARGONAUT.

Tripoli, 2019

Tripoli, Lebanon.

31 January 2020

Project SAVE HAVEN updates for Sri Lanka

Project SAVE HAVEN is a program that provides detailed security vulnerability assessments of hotels in higher-risk locations.

We've just completed a week on the ground in Colombo, giving us the opportunity to update our hotel security vulnerability assessments hotels for Colombo.

Project SAFE HAVEN now incorporates 33 hotels across 5 cities, including Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), and Karachi, Islamabad, and Lahore (Pakistan).

If you have travellers in Sri Lanka and you would like access to these reports, please get in touch.

10 January 2020

Project ARGONAUT has launched

Project ARGONAUT is a new program designed to provide highly tailored, localised, and discreet evacuation plans covering specific higher-risk locations.

This project is a unique initiative that incorporates highly detailed planning arround ground and air transport, logistics and communications.

Our first plan in the series covers Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.

If you have people in these countries and you'd like to learn more, please get in touch.

10 October 2019

Project SAVE HAVEN updates for Pakistan

Project SAVE HAVEN is a program that provides detailed security vulnerability assessments of hotels in higher-risk locations.

We've assessed a total of 11 hotels in Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore.

If you have travellers in Pakistan and you would like access to these reports, please get in touch.

21 June 2019

Project SAVE HAVEN updates for Bangladesh

Project SAVE HAVEN is a program that provides detailed security vulnerability assessments of hotels in higher-risk locations.

We've assessed a total of 11 hotels in Dhaka, including city hotels, airport hotels and boutique hotels.

If you have travellers in Bangladesh and you would like access to these reports, please get in touch.

9 December 2019

Project SAVE HAVEN updates for Sri Lanka

Project SAVE HAVEN is a program that provides detailed security vulnerability assessments of hotels in higher-risk locations.

We've just completed a week on the ground in Colombo, giving us the opportunity to update our hotel security vulnerability assessments hotels for Colombo.

If you have travellers in Sri Lanka and you would like access to these reports, please get in touch.

Colombo, 2019

Hotel security measures in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

18 October 2019

On the ground in Lebanon

We're on the ground in Beirut and Tripoli, monitoring the security situation.

If you have travellers in Lebanon and require support, please get in touch.

Tripoli, 2019

Tripoli, Lebanon.

28 April 2019

On the ground in Sri Lanka

We're on the ground in Colombo, monitoring the security situation in the aftermath of the Easter Day terrorist attacks.

If you have travellers in Colombo and require support, please get in touch.