Press Release

The Asian Homeland Security Market

Jun 22, 2012 Publisher: Global Energy Pvt.Ltd

As the first anniversary of Osama Bin Laden’s death witnessed a major Taliban attack in Kabul and heightened security surges in NYC, London and other western capitals gripped by retaliation fears, few people believe the terror threat has been substantially reduced in the past 12 months. Major Chris Hunter, Author of the book ‘Extreme Risk’, Counter Terrorism Consultant and Former British Army Bomb Disposal Operator has a definite view on the importance of continued vigilance.

“The threat to people and businesses from terrorism is palpable. An attack – particularly by international terrorist groups - can take place at any time and any business – irrespective of size or scope can be affected. And the threat isn’t just from bombs and bullets: Businesses face a range of security risks that have the potential to cause significant disruption and reputational damage: activist groups driven by political, economic or social issues; organised crime; foreign intelligence agencies; disgruntled employees and competitors seeking a commercial edge…all of them can present a serious risk to an organisation.

And even if the likelihood of being directly targeted is remote, the repercussions of an attack elsewhere can impact on the entire economy. Key suppliers can be affected, telephone lines and power supplies may go down, and what if deliveries could not be made or payments completed?

In an age of uncertain financial markets and global terrorism, businesses need to be more prepared than ever.”

A heady cocktail of threats have made Asia the fastest growing Homeland Security market. Asia has many geostrategic regions, each with its own peculiarities, presenting challenges that are either indigenous or insurgencies that survive on cros


 

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