A Changing World – Terrorism

When assessing risk, be it an aggressive person, full blown threat or anything in between, it is vital that we deploy a proportional response while not presenting a siege mentality. The object is to make our environment safer while not detracting from the enjoyment of those around us.

Terrorism is, in its broadest sense, the use of intentionally indiscriminate violence as a means to create terror or fear, in order to achieve a political, religious, or ideological aim. It is classified as fourth-generation warfare (4GW) and as a violent crime.

4GW) is conflict characterized by a blurring of the lines between war and politics, combatants and civilians, perpetrated by non-state actors. There are no front lines, no uniforms and no rules of war.

An act of terrorism, carried out by an extremist with religious or political intent, by the expanding global threat of the extreme right wing (XRW)/ultra nationalist movement, a disgruntled employee or an everyday ordinary stranger with nothing more than an axe to grind. It matters not who commits the act, or by what means, what matters is how you prepare and respond.

The shift away from highly trained operatives executing complex logistical plans to simpler formats is disturbing.  To execute a plan that uses smaller vehicles and improvised hand-held weapons or simply firearms and fire, places it firmly within the reach of any person wishing to impact our way of life be they foreign or domestic.

Often these perpetrators do not raise any of the traditional red flags, have no electronic footprint and have not come to the notice of authorities, making then all but impossible to detect.

It is the world we live in, it will not stop and it will continue to evolve, the shape and form it presents itself in only limited by imagination.

Operational safety and security are of paramount concern particularly if you operate in high density crowded spaces or from critical high profile infrastructure. Training, assessing and responding appropriately to this threat saves lives.

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