The Four Phases

for effective

Counter Terrorism Mitigation

Private Sector Organisations

Why What How


Table of Contents



The Four Phase Approach to CT Mitigation.

Organisational Decision Makers.

Management Systems.

Phase One. 

Design & Implementation Team.

One Person.

Team Approach.

Crisis Management Team.

Business Characterisation.

Risk Assessment.

Phase Two.

Legal Test

Executive Summary.


Goals and Objectives.

Risk Assessment

Compliance Requirements.

Roles and Responsibilities.

Timeline and Milestones.

Budget and Resources.

Technology and Tools.

Staff Training and Awareness Programmes.

Incident Response Plans.

Monitoring, Assessing, Measuring, Improving.

Physical Security Measures.

Integration with Business Processes.

Communication Plan.

Continuous Improvement.

Approval and Sign-off.

Phase Three.

Implementation Mindset

The Principle of Real-World Impact

The Power of Paperwork.

The Limitations of Paperwork.

Delivering the Implementation Plan.


Roles and Responsibilities.

Establish Communication Channels.

Training and Awareness.

Incident Response Procedures.

Physical Security Measures.

Integration with Business Processes.

Documentation and Reporting.


Implementation Review..

Celebrate Milestones.

Implementation Conclusion.

Phase Four

Critical Phase.

Monitoring, Assess, Review/Audits, Improvements.

Establish a Governance Framework.

Alignment with Organisational Goals.

Define a Measuring System.

Incident Response Drills. 19

Ongoing Training Programme & Identified Training Gaps.

Qualified Trainers?

Feedback Mechanism.

Adaptability to Emerging Threats & Trends.

Global and Cultural Considerations.

Documentation and Record-Keeping.

Physical & Technical Penetration Testing.

Root Cause Analysis.

Collaboration and Communication.

Regular Reporting.

Post-Incident Reviews.

Continuous Improvement Culture.

Government Agencies and Mutual Agreements.



About the author.




This ebook presents a systematic approach to developing a protective security system with the emphasise on Counter Terrorism & Hybrid threats. It’s a practical strategy that helps to ensure a thorough and well-organised design & implementation of counter terrorism mitigation. A 4-phase systematic approach provides a structured framework for planning, designing, implementing, and maintaining a security system with counter terrorism and hybrid threats mitigated for (Paterson, 2013).

The reasons for adopting such an approach will ensure a comprehensive understanding, and align with current security policy and organisational goals, and intergrade CT mitigation with current security & safety systems.  The aim should be to minimise disruption to normal organisational activity and implement CT measure in a time efficient and orderly manner (ANSI/ASIS PAP 2012).

For medium to large organisations, the approach promotes collaboration across departments.  The approach can be tailored and adapted for any size of organisation from micro to large scale international businesses.

A systematic team approach encourages communication and collaboration across different departments and stakeholders. It ensures that security measures are aligned with the needs and expectations of various organisational units.

The approach allows for efficient use of resource allocation, as each organisation is different in size and complexity. A systematic approach helps ensure that mitigation is designed and implemented in compliance with relevant regulations and laws.  The final stage involves continuous monitoring and improvement. This fosters a culture of security within the organisation, emphasising the importance of ongoing vigilance and adaptation to emerging threats (Garcia, 2008).

While all other Mildot premium resources provide detailed information for each phase, this article delves into the reasons behind, the what, and the how of utilising the 4-phase systematic approach for protective security mitigation.




The Four Phases to Counter Terrorism Mitigation


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