Kidnap for ransom and extortion are on the rise as a prevalent reality in today’s global criminal society. Corporate executives traveling or located in turbulent, uncertain areas of the world can be exposed to myriad risk factors as criminals seek financial gains. Response strategies must be vigilant, encompassing targeted risk management solutions. Professional response consulting services are critical. Companies should be aware of the potential risk factors that executives face and insurance coverage options for successful resolution of an unexpected, horrific event.