Threat Scenarios and Advice
Business Security Advice
Businesses can reduce the risk to themselves, their employees and customers by remaining vigilant, being security minded and having good security measures in place. A small investment in security measures helps to protect businesses against crime and make the work of terrorists and hostile foreign states more difficult.
In addition to our own advice and guidance provided on this website, further advice on business security measures can be obtained from the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO), a specialist police organisation that works closely with CPNI. Dedicated Counter Terrorism Security Advisors (CTSAs) are located in each of the UK’s regional police forces. They provide protective and counter terrorism security advice to support businesses and reduce their sites’ vulnerability to terrorist threats. The advice they provide takes into account both conventional and non-conventional terrorist techniques. The CTSAs work closely with other police forces throughout the country, Government departments and other agencies.
To obtain contact details for your nearest CTSA, please see your local police force’s website.
Terrorism is a worldwide threat. Terrorist groups abroad have been known to attack foreigners and places where tourists may gather, such as hotels, transport systems, night-life areas and landmarks.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) provides security advice for UK citizens who travel or live abroad.
- Reduce your risk from terrorism while abroad - Summary of the terrorist threat abroad and tips on how to stay safe.
- Foreign travel advice - Advice from the FCO on travelling to specific countries.
- Overseas business risk - FCO and UK Trade and Investment advice on managing business risks of operating overseas.