Counter Terrorism Risk Assessment

21st Century Threat Mitigation

Attainable Mitigation for any Size of Organisation



The Process: Needs and Risk Assessment

Opinion & Factual Information

Conducting a Counter Terrorism Needs & Risk Assessment is an undertaking that blends subjective opinions with factual information, resulting in a process that lacks precision as an exact science, Fact.

The Needs Assessment stage of the process should not be underestimated, this process will produce the crucial information to ensure the risk assessment is targeted, and delivers mitigation to the right areas of the organisation.

It will also stop any duplication of effort from other security and safety systems already active.

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Risk Assessment

Opinions are integral to shaping the assessment approach and comprehending potential risks, thus holding a vital role throughout the entire process.

Nevertheless, the collection of factual data during the counter terrorism needs & risk assessment process is indispensable in establishing credibility for the final report and subsequent recommendations.

This factual information acquired on terrorism and hybrid threats proves invaluable in evaluating potential impacts and gaining a holistic understanding of the risk landscape.  By relying on solid evidence, the assessment gains a stronger foundation, empowering decision-makers to make better informed choices.

A key aspect of this process involves thorough research of identified terrorism and hybrid threats, delving not only into their nature but also assessing their criticality.

Understanding the significance and potential consequences of each terrorism or hybrid threat provides a deeper insight into the overall risk profile and effectively aids in prioritising mitigation measures.

While the CT Needs & Risk Assessment incorporates subjective opinions, it is the objective collection and analysis of factual information that bolsters the assessment and enables organisations to make well-informed decisions and efficiently manage and mitigate risks.


Organised Process

A systematic approach is essential for conducting the counter terrorism risk assessments, which involves characterising the organisation, identifying potential threats & vulnerabilities, and exposure levels in a manageable way. The main objective is to streamline the assessment process.

By employing this method, it becomes possible to rank risks based on their importance and allocate appropriate measures for mitigation.

Given the limitations of financial and human resources, prioritisation becomes crucial to efficiently allocate protective security measures.

The systematic risk assessment approach ensures that all potential risks are thoroughly evaluated, leading to improved preparation and planning.

As a result, the allocation of resources becomes more targeted, maximising the effectiveness of protective measures.


Definitions & Goals

You need to be clear on definitions and goals that apply to the Needs & Counter Terrorism Risk Assessment.

These will help to shape the assessment and ensure terrorism & hybrid threats are processed effectively and deliver targeted mitigation.

Whats the Goal of the Needs & Counter Terrorism Risk Assessment?

What is a Risk?

What is a Threat?

What is a Vulnerability?


In Depth Information on the Counter Terrorism Risk Assessment

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Tony Gledhill, a seasoned protective security consultant and founder of Mildot Group. With extensive international experience, Tony has designed and executed security strategies for leading energy and construction organisations operating in high-risk and complex environments.

His private sector expertise extends to training international government protection teams responsible for VIPs and critical assets, plus thousands of armed & unarmed private security guards. Leveraging over 16 years in the private sector after a distinguished 22-year military career, he brings a wealth of real-world knowledge.

Armed with real world operational insight, he knows what can be achieved with reasonable and practicable security solutions.