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Proximities mission: spoedevacuatie vanuit Zuid-Afrika

Proximities mission: spoedevacuatie vanuit Zuid-Afrika

Het is begin 2020 in Zuid-Afrika. Het luchtruim is gesloten, de snelwegen zijn geblokkeerd met roadblocks en niemand mag het land in of uit vanwege corona. Jouw medewerkers terughalen van Kaapstad naar Nederland is op dat moment onmogelijk. Of toch niet?

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Hoe voorkom je problemen met jouw bank vanwege de Wwft?

Hoe voorkom je problemen met jouw bank vanwege de Wwft?

Weet je niet zeker of jouw internationale zakenrelaties en transacties voldoen aan de steeds strengere eisen van de Wwft (Wet ter voorkoming van witwassen en financieren van terrorisme)? Want hoewel de wet al in 2008 tot stand kwam, wordt deze dankzij Europese anti-witwasrichtlijnen regelmatig aangescherpt. Dit heeft invloed op jouw buitenlandse relaties én de eisen die jouw bank stelt aan je betalingen. Hoe is dit ontstaan? En hoe voorkom je problemen? We nemen je mee in deze ontwikkeling.

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“Nederland is niet voldoende veiligheidsbewust”

“Nederland is niet voldoende veiligheidsbewust”

Als risk consultancy agency zien wij helaas nog té vaak organisaties die nieuwe medewerkers niet (goed) screenen met een pre-employment screening. Hoewel dit een cruciaal onderdeel is van een veilige en integere organisatie, blijkt dit in de praktijk een ondergeschoven kindje. Hoe kan dit? En hoe los je dit eenvoudig op? We vroegen het aan Daan Brink, managing partner van Proximities.

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Netherlands stops funding UAWC following “painstaking, thorough” investigation Proximities

Netherlands stops funding UAWC following “painstaking, thorough” investigation Proximities

In a letter to the Dutch parliament released today, the Dutch government announced that it has decided to stop funding the Palestinian non-governmental organization UAWC. In addition, the Dutch government will not transfer to UAWC the last part of its financial contribution. The report – the result of seven months of investigation by Proximities – was not published by the Dutch government but shared with the House of Representatives in confidence.

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Een medewerker screenen: zo weet jij wie je écht aanneemt

Een medewerker screenen: zo weet jij wie je écht aanneemt

“Crisis” is a word we have become all too familiar with over the last year. The importance of having proper crisis management procedures in place should not have to be emphasized anymore. The majority of the world population has experienced this global crisis firsthand. Was your company prepared to face this crisis?

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One year into the pandemic: Crisis Management

One year into the pandemic: Crisis Management

“Crisis” is a word we have become all too familiar with over the last year. The importance of having proper crisis management procedures in place should not have to be emphasized anymore. The majority of the world population has experienced this global crisis firsthand. Was your company prepared to face this crisis?

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One year into the pandemic: Business Travel

One year into the pandemic: Business Travel

One year ago, the first images of deserted airports spread across the internet. The pictures were mainly shared by passengers trying to find a way home, many of whom were fearing travel bans and entry restrictions. A year later, we know that this became the undeniable truth. However, with the development of fast tests, and the roll out of vaccinations, the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel seems brighter than ever before. Companies are carefully looking at the resumption of business travel, which will become feasible again in the next couple of months. Are you ready to travel?

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One year into the pandemic: Information Security

One year into the pandemic: Information Security

The pandemic has undoubtedly brought about massive changes in the professional environment. The relocation of employees, digitalization of key processes and the increasing use of online tools to facilitate these, have marked a new era in business environment. While it is obvious that your company has been part of this digital transition process, the transition of security processes is often overlooked. Have your security methods transitioned equally?

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Meet the Expert: Rosa Voulon

Meet the Expert: Rosa Voulon

Rosa Voulon (45) came to Proximities after leaving the Dutch Ministry of Defence, where she worked for 18 years. She just started to get to know her new colleagues at Proximities when the pandemic hit and. This meant she had to get further acquainted online. Roughly one year after her transition from the government, the moment has come to find out what it has brought her so far.

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Meet the Expert: Tom Leijte

Meet the Expert: Tom Leijte

For exactly four years now, Tom Leijte (27) has been working for Proximities. A good reason to look back and towards the future. Tom was a youth politician, as chairman of the VVD-youth organization JOVD he knows the ‘Binnenhof’ like the back of his hand, graduated cum laude as a historian and has been immersing himself in risk & security since 2016. At Proximities, he is a pioneer in information security and worked as a corporate security advisor for one of our clients.

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Integrity Due Diligence

Integrity Due Diligence

Expanding your business abroad is one of the most challenging tasks faced by entrepreneurs and managers. At home, it’s easy for skilled businessmen and women to decide whether to trust a local partner based on a gut feeling. You can visit your prospective partners in person and visit their office to determine whether they are trustworthy. When conducting business abroad, or with foreign partners, this decision is usually more difficult to make.

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Information Security Elements

Information Security Elements

When companies consider information security, they mainly refer to the cyber aspect. Not unimportant but certainly not everything. As can be seen above, there are significant human, procedural, systematic and physical aspect to information security. Based on our experience in the world of intelligence, we have developed a three-step approach that takes every factor into account.

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