Case Studies

Discover some of the Case Studies that made TAL Global a globally recognized & trusted brand.

Rio De Janeiro, Protection Services

TAL Global contracted to provide security for highly visible executive’s vacation in Rio.

Executive protection is not limited solely to business transactions. Personal protection is often required for executives or individuals with broad exposure in the public eye. While on holiday in Rio de Janeiro, a top-level Canadian brokerage executive requested that TAL Global provide him and his family with personal protection. Two TAL Global specialists with experience in local law enforcement provided highly professional security coverage while maintaining enough distance to allow the executive to enjoy his leisure.

Hyderabad, Physical Security Management & Risk Assessment

TAL Global conducts comprehensive geopolitical risk assessment and security audit in India’s “Silicon Valley”.

In Hyderabad, part of India’s “Silicon Valley,” TAL Global provided a comprehensive security audit for a major U.S.-based software company. The assignment included performing a due diligence survey of the political climate to assess the local geographical risk along with a detailed evaluation of internal and external factors that could affect security. Major shortcomings in the existing security procedures were uncovered, including the absence of pre-employment background checks, and inconsistent and unclear guidelines for the use of identification badges. Critical faults in plant design including the proximity of gas lines running parallel to electrical and data cables were discovered. Recommendations made by TAL Global to eliminate these and other serious safety infractions were successfully deployed resulting in strengthened plant security, enhanced employee safety and greater ROI for the company.

Bahamas, Investigative Services

TAL Global enables multi-million dollar international company to make sound business decision through due diligence background investigation on potential partner.

Prior to engaging in a complex, $80 million business negotiation with a U.K. and Bahamas-based development company, an international organization hired TAL Global to provide a comprehensive and confidential due diligence background investigation on the director of the company. Public and highly sensitive private documents were researched for information on past business dealings and personal activities. Interviews were held with key references. TAL Global compiled a complete background history that detailed this executive’s personal ethics, business successes and failings, relationships, business direction and philosophy. The information was carefully analyzed for anything that could adversely impact a business transaction between our client and this executive. The result was a business decision based on fact that underscored our client’s commitment to ethical, honest and legitimate financial transactions.

Silicon Valley, Protection of Proprietary Information

TAL Global shores up potential proprietary information leaks for Silicon Valley tech company.

A company’s security is overall based just as much on security awareness and corporate policies as it is on the security of the computer systems. During an assessment of a Silicon Valley company’s proprietary information protection program, it was discovered that the company’s computer systems were unstable. Frequent system crashes and disruption of services were occurring. TAL Global helped shore up holes in the network that put proprietary info at risk, as well as developed recommendations for a more sound corporate security awareness program.

Mexico City, Investigative Services

Further research prompted on potential business partner for major hospitality corporation after TAL Global’s preliminary due diligence investigation.

Sometimes it is the information gathered by “reading between the lines” that is most critical in investigations. When a large international conglomerate asked TAL Global to provide a background check on a potential real estate development partner, the lack of information was striking. Born into a family of wealth and well educated, the potential partner claimed to be a wealthy entrepreneur with many business holdings in Mexico. Yet, despite thorough research that involved public and private records, covert investigations, interviews with real estate professionals, law enforcement agencies, financial institutions and socialites, little could be uncovered about this man and his family. TAL Global cautioned that while no negative business or financial dealings could be linked to the executive, it is rare that one of such proclaimed wealth would be so unknown within prominent business and social circles. The high level of detail that went into this investigation convinced our client that further research was required.

Santiago, Emergency Preparedness & Crisis Management

Strategic plan developed by TAL Global helps American company navigate stormy political seas abroad.

A country’s political climate can have a major effect on the business transactions of international corporations. In Chile, a presidential election with controversial results caused great concern for one American company, who engaged the services of TAL Global to assess the potential impact of the resulting political environment. Our professional risk assessment team evaluated the effect of local and national crime syndicates, the chaotic political scene, increased terrorism and other risks specific to outside corporations. With forethought to the possible threats it could encounter, the corporation was able to implement a strategic plan provided by TAL Global designed to minimize risk and facilitate the company’s continued profitability of business transactions in Chile.

New Delhi, Emergency Preparedness & Crisis Management

Emergency preparedness training provided by TAL Global proves instrumental in the positive resolution of kidnapping incident.

Success brings with it many rewards. On the dark side, personal wealth can also make one’s family a target for harassment, threats or kidnapping. Fortunately for one executive in New Delhi, India, the kidnapping of a family member triggered the acceleration of his corporation’s crisis management plan, developed by TAL Global. The quick action and team work of corporate executives and local law enforcement agencies based on pre-scripted actions and learned responses helped avert what could have been a disastrous situation. The training provided by TAL Global specialists kicked in immediately. With the crisis management team in place, everyone knew where they needed to be and what tasks they needed to handle. No time was wasted in chaotic planning and responses were based on calculated study and thought rather than emotion. The positive end result was clearly attributed to the exacting planning and training provided by TAL Global.

Tokyo, Physical Security Management & Risk Assessment

International technology firm counts on TAL Global’s specialized expertise in scoping out suitable new branch locations.

The growth of this international technology firm brought increased profits and the need to expand its current facilities to additional sites. Before signing on the dotted line, the firm brought in TAL Global to assess the risk and security factors of several downtown Tokyo locations. Critical aspects such as lighting, neighborhood crime, pedestrian and motor traffic, local services (fire, police, garbage collection) were evaluated along with others to arrive at recommendations for suitable new branch locations.

Tel Aviv, Inestigative Services

Silicon Valley-based business entrusts the safety of one of its top executives to TAL Global during a period of unrest in Israel.

When business demands travel to areas of potential conflict, it helps to know the lay of the land. For a large international technology firm, TAL Global’s timely and accurate geographically specific knowledge helped shape the security detail for one of our client’s top executives conducting business in Tel-Aviv. Our specialist had received extensive training as a personal protection professional in the Israeli military and government. He provided safe and secure transportation to the traveling executive and served as an unobtrusive guardian during his stay. TAL Global enabled the executive to conduct business as usual without worry, safeguarding his personal safety and his company’s interests as well.

San Francisco, CA, Physical Security Management & Risk Assessment

Property management company in charge of major landmark enlists services of TAL Global in hiring highly specialized and qualified security director.

It is unfortunate but true. The advent of 9-11 opened our eyes to the need for added layers of security, new forms of protection, and increased safety procedures. In San Francisco, California, the skyline is dotted with familiar landmarks, any of which could be considered a prime target for terrorist attack. The property management firm of one such highly recognizable landmark enlisted the services of TAL Global to help hire a property manager responsible for this site. Recognizing that this manager must be able to coordinate large-scale efforts between the Department of Homeland Security and state and local law enforcement entities, the bar was set high. The position required expertise in security, communications and crisis management. TAL Global’s knowledge and proven experience in facilities security, threat assessment and crisis management enabled us to select an individual with impeccable credentials.

Kyrgyzstan, Investigative Services

Due diligence investigation of a local casino operator uncovers connections to Russian organized crime-deal aborted by client.

Having access to a wealth of local resources is often what separates TAL Global from other organizations and enables TAL Global to uncover potentially hidden dangers before business transactions are cemented. Prior to hiring a company to provide gaming services in Kyrgyzstan, a large international resorts corporation contracted with TAL Global to do a background check on the company. Our research took us throughout Europe. With discreet and confidential connections that span local law-enforcement and government agencies, local tax authorities and businesses, TAL Global provided evidence that the gaming company had connections to an internationally operating crime organization. We have the contacts. We speak the language. We get results. You get the secure knowledge that your business transactions are legitimate, with no damage to your reputation, your clients or your profits.

Amsterdam, Emergency Preparedness & Crisis Management

TAL Global provides multi-campus international company with comprehensive Crisis Management Plan and executive/staff level trainings.

How does a leading technology company with campuses all over the world operate with a single mind when it comes to crisis management? With a detailed plan of engagement and executive and staff-level trainings crafted by TAL Global. The time to plan and train for emergency response is before something tragic occurs. Our team of safety assessment and crisis management professionals worked with this multi-campus, international company to create a plan that covers all aspects of a crisis response. The result: the knowledge that, should the unthinkable occur, plans are in place to ensure safety to people and facilities and minimize loss.

Milwaukee, WI, Emergency Preparedness & Crisis Management

TAL Global develops Crisis Management Plan as preventive measure for large Wisconsin-based manufacturer.

After witnessing numerous other large corporations experience crises of various kinds, crisis management became priority number one for this Wisconsin-based manufacturer. Executives called in TAL Global to assess the company for vulnerabilities and craft a crisis management plan. All aspects of disaster response were evaluated and recommendations made from policies and procedures to internal and external communications, facilities, transportation, medical services and sustenance. A crisis management team that included top managers from human resources, IT, the executive staff and communications was established. The TAL Global team provided training at the headquarters as well as the remote satellite operations. The resulting comprehensive crisis management plan and drill helped reassure this manufacturer that it was doing all it could to provide a safe and secure environment and products for its employees and customers.

Kuala Lumpur, Investigative Services

Large hospitality company entrusts TAL Global in researching the role of local gangs in operation of prostitution rings in and around properties.

TAL Global was called upon by a large hospitality company to research gangs that were locally recognized as influential leaders of the country’s large tourism market and the role they played in the operation of prostitution in major hotels. Special attention was paid to the risks that may develop if attempts at closing these rings were made. Through TAL Global’s report, the company was given in depth information on the workings of this foreign society so that it would be able to make the right choices for its overseas interests.

East Bay, CA, Investigative Services

TAL Global investigation and surveillance provides major hospitals with evidence of illegal employee actions.

Hospitals must maintain the highest standards when it comes to securing its pharmaceutical supplies. Two different hospitals in California each had reason to believe that employee theft and usage of drugs was occurring. In both situations, experienced operatives from TAL Global initiated undercover investigations to identify the culprits. The team established 24-hour surveillance of key areas within the hospitals. Video devices and analysis of procedural transactions incriminated five employees at one hospital and one at the other. TAL Global worked with the management teams at both hospitals to facilitate terminations and union labor negotiations.

Dubai, Investigative Services

Multi-million dollar hospitality company entrusts TAL Global with handling its due diligence investigation in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

When a multi-million dollar hospitality company looked to expand its business interests abroad, TAL Global was trusted with a due diligence investigation regarding the character and business dealings of the company’s potential new partner in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. TAL Global’s experts across the globe know the ins and outs of local record keeping, where to focus their energy and where attempts at gaining information won’t yield results. Our worldwide reach and expertise is your company’s advantage.

Manila, Investigative Services

Large hospitality company entrusts TAL Global in researching role of local gangs in operation of prostitution rings in and around properties.

TAL Global was called upon by a large hospitality company to research gangs that were locally recognized as influential leaders of the country’s large tourism market and the role they played in the operation of prostitution in major hotels. Special attention was paid to the risks that may develop if attempts at closing these rings were made. Through TAL Global’s report, the company was given in depth information on the workings of this foreign society so that it would be able to make the right choices for its overseas interests.

Bay Area, CA, Protection of Proprietary Information

An audit conducted by TAL Global aids in avoiding potentially damaging loss of proprietary information for Bay Area development company.

A TAL Global audit of a major development company exposed substandard information protection practices that left the company open to serious attacks. Through a series of site visits, interviews, and tests, TAL Global was able to make recommendations that, when put in place, enabled the company to avoid catastrophic loss of its proprietary information.

Bangkok, Investigative Services

Large hospitality company entrusts TAL Global in researching role of local gangs in operation of prostitution rings in and around properties.

TAL Global was called upon by a large hospitality company to research gangs that were locally recognized as influential leaders of the country’s large tourism market and the role they played in the operation of prostitution in major hotels. Special attention was paid to the risks that may develop if attempts at closing these rings were made. Through TAL Global’s report, the company was given in depth information on the workings of this foreign society so that it would be able to make the right choices for its overseas interests.

Lagos, Investigative Services

Quick response by local TAL Global investigator necessitates further investigative efforts by client.

Corporate due diligence is of utmost importance when dealing with international vendors. A TAL Global client required investigation into corporate records of a foreign-owned company headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. Within 24 hours, our local expert had produced official records from Nigerian governmental databases which listed the company in question. Compared to information that was provided by our client, this suggested that multiple corporate records may have existed for the same company, prompting further investigation.

Lousiville, KY, Investigative Services

TAL Global threat assessment, background investigation and surveillance help manufacturing company protect its people and assets when employee’s behavior turns bizarre.

A company’s most precious assets are its people. When a potentially volatile situation threatened the safety of its employees, a large manufacturing client in Louisville, Kentucky, turned to TAL Global for help. Thanks to the astute observations of fellow employees and the company’s human resources manager, one employee’s bizarre behavior did not go unnoticed. After ascertaining that the employee had bi-polar disorder, the company asked TAL Global to conduct a threat assessment. Interviews with co-workers determined that the subject was becoming progressively more threatening, was collecting weapons and had moved out of his home after an altercation with his wife. A background check revealed a pattern of substance abuse and a warrant for domestic violence as well as cruelty to animals. The TAL Global professional team immediately established protective services at the Kentucky plant and initiated 24-hour surveillance of the unstable employee. Working together with our client and local law enforcement, TAL Global was able to facilitate an uneventful arrest on existing warrants. The subject was eventually remanded to a psychiatric care hospital and long term treatment program.

South Africa, Investigative Services

TAL Global conducts surveillance and background investigation to ensure executive’s safety when threatened by a family member.

TAL Global’s services meet the needs of private citizens as well as large corporations. A surveillance and background investigation was launched when a USA-based executive’s life was threatened by a troubled family member. TAL Global investigators confirmed that this family member was residing in South Africa, at which point surveillance was conducted on him. From there, a comprehensive background investigation determined that he indeed posed a legitimate threat to our client. In the meantime, TAL Global continued to monitor him so that the local authorities would be notified the moment he tried to leave South Africa. In so doing, it was possible for US authorities to arrest him on prior warrants the moment he re-entered the country, thereby ensuring the safety of our client.

Brussels, Emergency Preparedness & Crisis Management

TAL Global provides multi-campus international company with comprehensive Crisis Management Plan and executive/staff level trainings.

How does a leading technology company with campuses all over the world operate with a single mind when it comes to crisis management? With a detailed plan of engagement and executive and staff-level trainings crafted by TAL Global. The time to plan and train for emergency response is before something tragic occurs. Our team of safety assessment and crisis management professionals worked with this multi-campus, international company to create a plan that covers all aspects of a crisis response. The result: the knowledge that, should the unthinkable occur, plans are in place to ensure safety to people and facilities and minimize loss.

Southern California, Investigative Services

TAL Global investigation and surveillance provides major hospitals with evidence of illegal employee actions.

Hospitals must maintain the highest standards when it comes to securing its pharmaceutical supplies. Two different hospitals in California each had reason to believe that employee theft and usage of drugs was occurring. In both situations, experienced operatives from TAL Global initiated undercover investigations to identify the culprits. The team established 24-hour surveillance of key areas within the hospitals. Video devices and analysis of procedural transactions incriminated five employees at one hospital and one at the other. TAL Global worked with the management teams at both hospitals to facilitate terminations and union labor negotiations.