WELCOME TO THE CONTINUITY CENTRAL ARCHIVE SITE

Please note that this is a page from a previous version of Continuity Central and is no longer being updated.

To see the latest business continuity news, jobs and information click here.

Business continuity information

Islamic State is an ‘imminent threat to the safety of America and Europe’ says Chuck Hagel

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has highlighted the potential terrorism threat posed by the Islamic State group.

In a briefing to reporters conducted on August 21st, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has highlighted the potential terrorism threat posed by the Islamic State group.

The US doesn’t have the luxury to write ISIL off just because they’re operating in far-off countries, Mr. Hagel said. “The organization is absolutely an imminent threat to the safety of America and Europe”, he stated.

Islamic State is the most sophisticated and well-funded terrorist organization the department has ever seen, the secretary said. “They're beyond just a terrorist group. They marry ideology [with] a sophistication of strategic and tactical military prowess.”

In the light of the increasing and imminent nature of the threat, business continuity managers are advised to assess anti-terrorism aspects of their business continuity plans and to determine whether facility and personnel security measures need to be stepped-up.

•Date: 22nd August 2014 • US •Type: Article • Topic: Terrorism


Business Continuity Newsletter Sign up for Continuity Briefing, our weekly roundup of business continuity news. For news as it happens, subscribe to Continuity Central on Twitter.
   

How to advertise How to advertise on Continuity Central.

To submit news stories to Continuity Central, e-mail the editor.

Want an RSS newsfeed for your website? Click here