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Hostage US at the ASIS Annual Seminar

September 27, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

What Security Managers Need to Know When an Employee is Taken Hostage

Session Number: 6203, Panel Discussion


Despite a robust travel risk mitigation program, an employee is taken hostage. What’s next? Many organizations have plans to get a hostage home. But most have not thought through how they will support that employee’s family during the crisis or what will happen once the hostage is released. Why does it matter to get this right? Hear answers from a former hostage, representatives from the U.S. government, and industry professionals. Discuss the challenges and resources that every security manager needs to consider to reach a successful conclusion to this crisis.

Understand the scope of the problem when an employee is taken hostage and consider who will be involved in the negotiations.; Recognize the challenges faced by families of hostages and the issues hostages face once they return to their home base.; Examine the basics of a employer’s duty of care that must be applied in support of the family and hostage’s reintegration into the society.

Learn more about the session and register for the ASIS 2017 Annual Seminar here.


September 27, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
650 S Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202