One in four companies fear terrorist attack

More
than one in four companies (26 per cent) expect to experience some form of
terrorist attack in the next two years, according to a new report.

The
research, by thinktank RAND Europe and The Risk Advisory Group (TRAG), shows
that 10 per cent of businesses believe it is ‘extremely likely’ they will face
at least one instance of terrorism.

Thirty-eight
per cent of the security and risk managers quizzed thought conventional weapons
are the most likely to be used, 32 per cent believed cyber-terrorism would be
used, 18 per cent thought chemical or biological attacks would be favoured, and
12 per cent opted for radiological or nuclear terrorism.

However,
one in seven firms give staff no security awareness training, and one in five
do not screen their candidates before hiring.

By Quentin Reade

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