Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Being prepared for the worst can mitigate the damaging effects of terrorism.

Terrorist acts result in destruction, but they also can have extensive physical and other collateral consequences. Along with the physical and psychological effects, major re-allocation of resources occurs in order to repair the damage, recreate a sense of normality, and institute protective actions after the fact. Being prepared for the worst is the most important action you can take to mitigate the damaging effects of terrorism.

How can business leaders lead in the wake of terrorist actions? (Item #1) Terrorism can hit your organization hard; what can you do to decrease terrorism risk? (Item #2) Counter-terrorism brings to mind police, military and the CIA, but corporations? (Item #3)

Even small organizations have been targeted by terrorists; how can you protect yours? (Item #4) Threats of cyber terrorism are increasing daily. (Item #5) Facilities managers underestimate the vulnerability of buildings to terrorist attack, may have misconceptions about likely targets and may be unprepared for such an eventuality. (Item #6)

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