Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Terrorism today takes many forms, but perhaps the most common are bombings, shootings, and kidnappings. You never know what terrorists will do next, so you have to make sure you understand your organization’s specific risks. You also have to know how you might be collateral damage from an attack on another organization. Take a look at this week’s articles and determine if you have to rethink some of your business continuity plans for terrorism.
Diligent companies must take heed of new terrorism realities and prepare accordingly. (Item #1) Two ways corporations are involved in counter-terrorism is in their development of security plans and engineering and retrofitting facility designs so that security is built in rather than bolted on. (Item #2) Business continuity needs to be part of the equation in managing terrorism risk. (Item #3)
Terrorists may be home-grown, but their reach is global. (Item #4) Building evacuation in terrorist times isn't an easy decision. (Item #5) The combination of detection, investigation and intelligence lets the user know exactly how to respond to an attack. (Item #6)