Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Terrorism and How It's Changing

Terrorism is a fact of life in the 21st century, and we have all spent time ensuring we are prepared in the event it strikes our workplace or home. And terrorism is changing... we're not just worried about bombs anymore but also about lone actors whose actions we can't predict. This means we have to review our business continuity plans and ensure that we have included all potential risks that we may not have considered when bombs were our main concern.

What should you do to protect your employees, your organization, and its stakeholders from a terrorist attack? (Item #1)   Though global terrorism has been increasing over the recent history, properly understanding and preparing for its effects will minimize negative impacts. (Item #2)   In the U.S., most acts of domestic terrorism have focused on the workplace, and this makes workplace safety a priority, but it's important to plan without inciting unnecessary fear. (Item #3)

According to several security experts, most instances of workplace violence are committed by one person acting alone. (Item #4)   Should terrorism awareness be included in induction training? The answer is, yes. (Item #5)   You must remember that for some people the effects of terrorism may not be felt immediately but, instead, arise months later. (Item #6)

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