How can we encourage businesses to protect themselves from an attack that most see as unlikely and some see as non-existent? Written by Chris Phillips, head of the National Counter Terrorism Security Office.
Countering the terrorism threat is high up on the list of priorities for the Government, police and the security industry and a partnership between the three is vital in order to ensure that risks are reduced. The private security industry is playing an increasing role in this through its support of CONTEST, the Home Office’s counter-terrorism strategy. David Evans, a British Security Industry Authority’s (BSIA) director, looks at how the private security industry can support this strategy