The terrorist attacks today on the transport infrastructure in Brussels are a sad reminder that there are still risks to face when traveling to major global cities. The threat from terrorism, as today’s upsetting images from the Belgian capital prove, is real and not going away any time soon.
Terrorist attacks in Paris have again highlighted how suddenly our sense of normality and security can be shattered by the unexpected. Major incidents send shockwaves through whole networks of people. In this case, there’s the heightened threat of further attacks and violence, of the increased risks from travelling, of day-to-day business.
In the aftermath of 9/11, Western societies have been under the constant fear of foreigners coming into our country to carry out acts of terrorism. The London bombings of July 7th, 2005 changed the emphasis to a fear of home grown terrorists. This Analysis is explored by Solat Chaudhry, Director of the National Centre for Diversity
The threat of terrorism and organised crime is leading to large companies finding it necessary to screen all employees, a data quality company says. Systematic screening is likely to be become standard as risk is just as likely to come from inside an organisation as outside, according to Datanomic. The company says up until now…