How businesses can prepare and protect their people, property and reputation from the terrorism threat
Knightsbridge Guarding (Knightsbridge), Interserve’s specialist security brand, hosted a breakfast seminar in London this summer to discuss how businesses can prepare for a terrorist attack. The seminar brought together the police and professional security services to discuss the main issues facing London as a major global city, its citizens and the companies who operate here.
How prepared are you to protect your people and property in a new age of counter-terrorism?
The nature of the terrorism threat in the UK has evolved, and the challenge for businesses is to keep pace with this change without affecting commercial and operational performance.
For companies, keeping customers and employees safe at all times must be the number one priority. Often this is about achieving peace of mind for organisations and their people. Business has to continue but we need to be reassured that if the alert comes, we are ready to deal with it and that the protection of individuals is paramount in the planning process.
Front of mind
The recent terrorist attacks in London and Manchester – and across the world – have brought the terrorism threat to the front of our minds. Crucially, they have highlighted the need to be prepared, not just in our daily lives but in the business world too. But where do we start?
We have published this report following our counter-terrorism seminar to offer readers insight on how businesses can prepare for an attack. This may not be a topic you want to talk about or a plan you want to put in place but the reality is, that to protect our people, customers and business, we must plan and prepare. Equally, we must recover and continue operating. Consideration must also be given to protecting a business’ reputation if it’s found to be linked to an attack, either by its people or assets.
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Chief Constable Simon Cole QPM* of Leicestershire Police discusses how terrorism is evolving and the growing role that businesses must play in keeping themselves and their employees safe
React, respond and recover – preparing for an attack
Tony Morgan, director of Total Resolve Training, and Brian Dillon, director of Rubicon Resilience, discuss the importance of drills and exercises within businesses to handle the impact of an attack as well as the recovery
Your people: dealing with the insider threat
Martin Smith, founder and chairman of The Security Company, explains the steps businesses need to take to protect their people from themselves
Meeting the business challenge
Knightsbridge’s own Frank Armstrong QPM*, client services director and former Assistant Commissioner City of London Police, discusses the new way of thinking for businesses around how crises can be prevented, prepared for, responded to and managed
Detailing the steps businesses should go through to ensure they are prepared for an attack
* QPM is The Queen’s Police Medal awarded to police officers in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth of Nations, for gallantry or distinguished service.
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