Magazine article Risk Management

Risk Management Interviews Terrorism Expert Brian Bennett

Magazine article Risk Management

Risk Management Interviews Terrorism Expert Brian Bennett

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RISK Management recently sat down with Brian Bennett, terrorism expert and author of the book Understanding, Assessing and Responding to Terrorism, for insight into how risk managers can better prepare for when the next attack occurs.

RM: How should a risk manager begin implementing a plan to deal with terrorism?

Bennett: They have to first assess what they have and determine what their risks are. Then, you have to look at the economic fallout that would occur to both [your organization] and the economy at large. The effects to the greater economy could be very disruptive to your business even if you weren't hit directly. You need to look at things like how you would manage if the power plant got taken out.

It may be hard to go to your boss and ask for $1 million to prevent an attack from Bin Laden. So we try to suggest techniques that would be equally useful if a tornado or another disaster hit that would necessitate business continuity planning.

RM: What techniques can an organization implement?

Bennett: There are two main types of countermeasures: physical and administrative. The physical are pretty easy to understand-things like hardening the facility with barriers, barricades, [blast-resistant] windows or security personnel. …

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