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Terror protection guide

The threat from terrorism to the UK remains both real and serious. An attack could take place at any time without warning and any organisation could be directly or indirectly affected. Acts of terrorism vary in terms of scale and purpose. Some seek merely to inflict superficial damage or cause public distress to draw attention to a particular cause. But others carry a more malicious intent.

 

 

Terrorism is not just about violent attacks on people and property. Disrupted communications systems, damaged assets and tarnished reputations can cause immediate and/or long-term harm to a business and so equally desirable from the terrorist point of view.

 

So says the latest, third edition of Protecting Against Terrorism, guidance from the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI

 

To read the 52-page document visit the CPNI website – http://www.cpni.gov.uk/documents/publications/2010/2010002-protecting_against_terrorism_3rd_edition.pdf?epslanguage=en-gb

 

The CPNI also offers among other documents a checklist for security staff to deal with a telephoned bomb threat, and to record necessary details – http://www.cpni.gov.uk/documents/posters%20and%20checklists/bomb-threat-checklist.pdf?epslanguage=en-gb

 

CPNI launched a YouTube channel, which will be used for sharing protective security films and video clips.

 

Briefly, the CPNI defines the national infrastructure comprises the facilities, systems, sites and networks necessary for the delivery of the essential services upon which daily life in the UK depends.


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