Stuart Williams, BB7, shares a sneak peek at his upcoming presentation. Click here to view his biography.
Mr Williams is speaking at 11:15 on 6 March 2019 in the Crowded Places theatre. Click here to view the agenda.
The threat landscape has evolved from larger transnational terrorism organizations to a greater instance of lone-wolf or unaffiliated sympathizer self-starter cells who are motivated to conduct spectacular attacks to advance a wider ideology to which they ascribe. In-terms of attack methodologies, large VBIED attacks are still relevant and possible, but increased measures to regulate and control pre-cursor materials has significantly diminished the capability but not intent, especially by ‘lone-wolf’ or unaffiliated sympathizer self-starters. As a result of increased state action to control access to precursor materials, control of access to small arms, and intelligence-led operations to disrupt established groups, threat actors have demonstrably moved to increasing frequency of low-cost/low-capability attack methodologies such as vehicle ramming attacks, mass knifings, and small HME IEDs and PBIEDs targeting people in or at soft-targets.
Soft-target and crowded places stakeholders and risk owners need to understand that security risk management and its application to the built-environment, especially for new facilities or those undergoing developmental change, needs to be fully integrated into the development cycle as an equal discipline with influence on architectural, planning, and other engineering disciplines. Instead of seeing security as a constraint or a minimal legislative requirement, the involvement of a suitably experienced and qualified security consultant team at the earliest conception of a development can increase design and functional quality, while achieving desired effective security outcomes that ultimately reduce risk exposure (not just security) and cost in a holistic manner.
Delegates can expect to take away examples of how to better protect crowded places protection for different types of properties and spaces at risk.
Understanding of emerging approaches/guidance and leading practices that is driving evolution in both the security and development industries. Evolution not just in thought and attitude, but how security in the built environment and crowded places protection can be achieved, and the new skills necessary to deliver effective solutions for stakeholders who include owners, governments and the larger public end-users.