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For the Deloitte firm in Nigeria, the Boko Haram insurgency isn’t some grim situation in a faraway land. The 6-year-old conflict presents a threat to the security of the firm’s clients and professionals.
In response, the firm developed the Deloitte Beacon mobile app, a safety and emergency response solution that helps Deloitte security staff in Nigeria determine at a glance if its personnel are in danger and act immediately. It also lets Deloitte professionals report incidents to the security office in Nigeria and alert nearby peers with the touch of a button. The app functions in both internet and SMS mode, enabling it to work even when a user has no internet access.
Government and nongovernment agencies, as well as Deloitte clients, can purchase Deloitte Beacon from the Nigeria firm and use it to monitor the safety of their people anywhere in the world.
Security is a paramount concern for global organizations whose people work in or travel to areas where they may be at risk—not only from civil unrest, but also from natural disasters or other troubling events. The DTTL Global Security Office takes these risks and the protection of Deloitte professionals very seriously, and has a comprehensive program in place to work with member firms to address ever-present threats around the globe.