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Health Concerns - Rio 2016: What to know before you go to Brazil

Travelers participating in or attending the pre-game events and/or the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics should be aware of the many health concerns at Rio 2016 in Brazil. The threat of infectious disease outbreaks will be especially heightened during the Olympics as mass gatherings create the ideal setting for the importation and spread of diseases. Therefore, education regarding pre-travel immunizations, precautions for food, water, and insect bites, and ensuring an understanding of the local health resources are vital to mitigating the health threats in Brazil.

LGBT Travel Advice: Marriage and Immigration When Traveling

LGBT travel advice for married same-sex travelers is nearly impossible to provide across the board as laws on homosexuality and social acceptance vary from country to country. Let's take a look at some helpful guidelines for global LGBT travelers who are asked the question "are you married?"

Orlando Attack Not an Indicator of Overall Increase of Threats to LGBT Community

Despite the shooting in Orlando, the overall threat to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community in the US is unlikely to increase over the next six to 12 months. There is a baseline of anti-LGBT sentiment that will persist within conservative religious communities in the US, but this event is not an indicator of a larger anti-LGBT campaign sponsored or specifically staged by the Islamic State (IS).

Building a Global Security Operations Center vs. Outsourcing

Building a Global Security Operations Center (GSOC), versus outsourcing the activity to a third-party provider, can create substantial controversy around the conference room table. The best way to offset this is to frame the discussion by documenting key points. This provides the data necessary to move the process forward. Let’s look at four major areas in defining the scope and aiding decision-making...

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