Needs Assessment
Risk Analysis for Terrorism & Hybrid Threats



This article aims to present a comprehensive and proven practical approach to Needs Assessment & Risk Analysis, which can be utilised in the development and implementation of protective security systems to address the evolving threats faced by businesses in the 21st Century. Drawing insights from both personal experiences and the works of various authors, this article is intended to serve as a helpful resource.

It is important to note that the content of this article, along with all Mildot Protective Security Resources, should not be considered as absolute facts pertaining to risk management within the UK. Instead, they are the opinions of the authors, shaped by their own encounters with private and public sector counter-terrorism operations.

The objective of these resources is to demystify the subject and provide business personnel with a foundational understanding, enabling them to adopt reasonable and practical protective security measures to mitigate terrorism & hybrid threats. By doing so, businesses can actively contribute to the UK Government’s Whole-of-Nation Approach to Resilience.




The following examples are just one option that protective security design and implementers can use, there are multiple methods and models that could be used to conduct the Needs Assessment & Risk Analysis.

The ensuing method and analysis models encompass the essential elements of the process. These examples can be adapted to suit any organisation, regardless of its size or industry. It is crucial to note that the Needs Assessment & Risk Analysis is not a precise science. Instead, it relies on a combination of opinions and factual information.

As you progress through the provided information, you will notice how opinions play a role in shaping the analysis. However, the inclusion of factual data lends credibility to the final report and its recommendations. Before delving into the entire process, it is essential to consider past terrorist attack reports, which offer valuable facts for your consideration.

The threats outlined below involve physical attack methods that have been previously carried out in the UK or Europe. When researching these threats, it is vital to gather information about the severity and criticality of each event (Garcia 2008).

For instance, let’s consider the London Market attack in 2017, which involved three terrorists using a vehicle and knives. In this context,

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