CSSC and National Counter Terrorism Awareness Week 24 – 30 November 2014

Following the increase of the international terrorism threat level to severe there is a heightened need to ensure that the UK is in the best position to deter and detect potential terrorist threats.

Businesses have a significant role to play in supporting this and CSSC will be working closely with the National Counter Terrorism Police Headquarters (NCTPHQ) through the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) and its partners to support National Counter Terrorism Awareness Week (24 – 30 November 2014), running briefing calls and disseminating relevant information via the industry sector lead network.

CSSC operates across over 30 industry sectors. Each sector is represented by industry sector leads (ISLs) who regularly participate in briefing calls and events, and cascade information to the businesses within their sectors. It is currently operational in London, Scotland and the Eastern Region, with plans to expand across the UK by summer 2015.

CSSC encourages businesses to review their resilience and emergency preparedness planning, and take advantage of the information, guidance and tools available from NaCTSO and CSSC. In addition, we ask that businesses urge staff to be vigilant and proactive if they suspect suspicious behaviour. Further information about National Counter Terrorism Awareness Week can be found at http://www.nactso.gov.uk/ctaw2014.

A range of guidance documents for businesses can be found within the Business Toolkit section of the CSSC website covering topics from cybercrime and vehicle borne improvised explosive devices to building a “business battle box” and much more.

Enquiries about CSSC should be addressed to enquiries@cssc.gb.com.