Terrorism is a major threat for businesses. Acts of terrorism vary in scale and purpose. Some aim merely to inflict superficial damage or cause public distress to draw attention to a particular cause. Recently, attacks have been more violent and indiscriminate with far-reaching consequences.

As this topic advises, a considered and up-to-date security plan, appropriate to the organisation and proportionate to the risks, can help to protect against the worst consequences. Increasingly, organisations are undertaking planning as part of a formal protective security management system.

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