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Security Barometer - Impact Of Terrorism Arrests on Security

We created this Security Barometer quick poll in the aftermath of the U.S. the terrorism arrests that occurred in New York and Denver in September 2009. We wanted to know if there was any evidence that business executives saw any connection between these events and the long term health of their own organizations.

Have you experienced any change in your management's approach to security as a result of the recent terrorism arrests in the U.S.?



Some interesting comments resulted from this survey:

In your opinion why has management shown no interest in the recent terrorism arrests in the U.S.?

  • The threat was not directed against our industry or specific to one of our strategic locations.
  • High risk tolerance for something they view as extremely remote chance for us.
  • It thinks the gov't will take care of these problems before there is an incident.

In your opinion why has management taken no action as a result of the recent terrorism arrests in the U.S.?
  • Being in Canada, the threat, even indirect, is nil. However, the circumstances are used to assess the "what-if".

In what way has management's attention to security increased?
  • More questions on the facts and analysis of what was going on and the potential to impact our company.