Alert Risk Assessment Methodology


All alerts published in the Safeture Platform are assigned a risk level: low, medium, or high. Alerts are also assigned one or more alert risk categories, depending on content provider.

Note that the risk levels and risk categories used for the alert risk assessments, are different from the methodology used for the country risk assessment. Alert risk assessment methodology also differs depending on chosen Risk Intelligence provider.

Alert Risk Levels

  • Low

Information that may be good to know, such as public transport disturbances, minor demonstrations, or updates of previous security warnings.

  • Medium

Incidents or threats that may occur in the coming days or recently have occurred.

  • High

Immediate and serious threats to your safety and/or health.

Alert Risk Categories – Riskline

Political Developments

Conflict and Terrorism

Demonstrations and Unrest

Crime and Corruption

Natural and Environmental (including sub-categories)

Kidnap and Ransom

Health and Medical

Travel Safety and Disruptions (including sub-categories)

Alert Risk Categories – MAX Security

Airstrike: attack conducted by an aircraft (including UAV).

Armed Conflict: armed clashes between two or more state actors or aspiring state actors involving conventional warfare tactics.

Civil Unrest: violent gatherings (be it riots or violence on behalf of protesters, or forcible dispersal by security forces).

Crime: opportunistic and/or smaller scale than organized crime.

Cyber-attack: conducted via cyberspace.

Developing: any incident with potential immediate effect with yet unclear circumstances, which requires immediate notification to clients before all details are clear (for example- an explosion may be a suicide bombing or a gas cylinder accident, but nonetheless needs to be reported immediately so that mitigating actions can be taken).

Earthquake: shift in tectonic plates, Earthquakes can range in size from very weak to catastrophic.

Fire: a large and destructive inflammation event that may threaten human life, health, and/or property.

Health: medical threat to peoples’ well-being or interference of medical installations.

Holiday: celebration/occasion that results in travel/operational disruptions.

Kidnap and Ransom: an incident in which civilians are held against their will as leverage to receive ransom.

Labor Action: strikes of different levels, from local disruptions to complete shutdowns.

Militancy and Terrorism: armed clashes involving at least one side that employs unconventional warfare tactics.

Organized Crime – racketeering, extortion, blackmail, trafficking and any large-scale organized criminal activities.

Piracy – criminal attack targeting naval vessel.

Politics – changes in policies/strategic developments which may impact travel/operations.

Protest – gathering of a number of people to demonstrate their shared public ideas.

Rocket/Mortar – usage of standoff weapons in a capacity other than airstrikes.

Service Failure – water/electricity/communications outages, etc.

Travel – any incident that would impact travel and does not fall in line with the other categories (for example: road work).

Volcano – eruption of hot lava, volcanic ash, and gases.

Weather – unusual weather conditions that may pose a risk to human life, property and business continuity.