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Gareth Ayto

Gareth joined the British Army in 1995, serving in the Royal Signals for 6 years. Gareth first came to Iraq in 2005, providing security for the United States Army Corps of Engineers in Mosul, Baghdad, Anbar and Basra. Gareth then moved to the Contractors Operations Centre, providing support to all Private Security Companies in Iraq, reporting to the highest levels of United States Forces Iraq. He joined the BSOC in 2012 as Assistant Operations Manager. In 2013 Gareth was promoted to Project Director, where he now oversees the operations of the BSOC including research and insight for Iraq and other high risk regions around the globe.

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The Changing Economy of Attacks

Posted by Gareth Ayto on Jun 7, 2017 9:21:02 AM

The atrocities in the UK over recent weeks show that soft-target attacks have become a strategic mainstay for ISIS-inspired terrorists. These have followed a growing list of other attacks targeting mainland Europe, employing mobile attackers armed with firearms or knives, or turning a vehicle into a weapon.

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Top 5 Employee Travel Risks

Posted by Gareth Ayto on Mar 27, 2017 11:28:49 AM

The Global Business Travel Association projected a 3.5 percent increase in 2017 on corporate travel spend, indicating that staff will continue to take on overseas assignments or travel abroad for short business trips, and with governments around the globe implementing legislation to ensure that workers outside of the office are protected, organisations require a cost effective and easily deployable solution to manage employee travel risks, from tracking and emergency alarms, to full incident response and management.

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