10 Ways to Mitigate Terror Attacks

Bulla, Ross
January 2005
Security: Solutions for Enterprise Security Leaders;Jan2005, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p30
Trade Publication
The article discusses ten procedures that private sector and government facilities can use to mitigate terror attacks. A 100- to 300-foot standoff zones should be enforced. Surveillance detectors should be implemented. All delivery, service and courier vehicles and their contents should be screened. The number of security personnel on-duty, should vary by day to eliminate a discernable pattern. Where possible, screen visitors at a remote location, distant from any facilities. All employees should be required to wear facility-issued photo identification at eye level on their outermost garments. Everyone that works at facility should be reminded continuously to observe and report unusual behavior. Review and if necessary, update security, evacuation and life safety procedures and policies.


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