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Counter Terror Expo (CTX), the UK annual exhibition, has released its inaugural Counter Terror Industry Survey report. It’s a summary of the counter-terror survey by CTX in November 2019; on the state of counter-terrorism in the UK.

Survey respondents were from police and law enforcement, ambulance, fire and rescue, military and industry. They were asked questions across a range of issues: how they feel UK stakeholders are countering terrorist threats; levels of concern over the threat from state and non-state actors; awareness of government counter-terror strategies and effectiveness; and preparedness levels for attacks among the UK government, business and industry.

Scott Fyfe Wilson, Director Crisis Management Solutions (formerly – National Co-ordinator Protect and Prepare – National Counter Terrorism Policing), wrote a report foreword. He said: “In the UK we face an evolving terror threat which, as the tragic events of 2017 illustrated, is changing beyond expectations. It involves more individuals, including the vulnerable and volatile, in less coherent, more atomised structures connected across the world.

“This larger scale operation utilises ever more simplistic tactics to attack increasingly soft targets. Although the UK threat level has recently been lowered from “severe” to “substantial”, the risk of a terrorist attack remains high. We can only keep our communities safe by working together. A change of mindset is underway: protecting our communities is not a task only for the police, it’s one for all to embrace – businesses, security professionals and the general public.”

View and download the report at https://www.ctexpo.co.uk/counter-terror-industry-survey.

In previous years the show by Clarion has run at London Olympia, pictured. The 2020 CTX runs alongside IFSEC 2020 at Excel, in London Docklands, from Tuesday to Thursday, May 19 to 21.


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