The UK faces a real threat from terrorism and crowded places remain an attractive target.
Crowded places include shopping centres, sports stadia, bars, pubs and clubs which are easily accessible to the public and attractive to terrorists.
Having better security for all these areas makes it harder for terrorists to plan and carry out attacks, and understanding the threat we all face, and of the ways we can mitigate it, can help keep us safer.
The National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) has prepared guidance to help those charged with security at crowded places to mitigate the threat and help make the UK less vulnerable to an attack.
The threat we face from terrorism is significant. As we have seen in the UK and across Europe attacks can happen at any time and any place without warning.
Understanding the threat we all face and of the ways we can mitigate it can help keep us safer.
Everyone can play a role in this effort by taking steps to help boost their protective security whether that's at work, at home or away; when travelling, when out and about or just simply when online.
Having better security for all these areas makes it harder for terrorists to plan and carry out attacks. It also helps reduce the risk of other threats such as organised crime.
This document provides protective security advice in a number of sectors and scenarios. It has been developed through extensive research and analysis of previous incidents, and the assessment of current known threats.
It covers the key forms of protective security: physical, personnel, cyber and personal, and helps give guidance on how different sectors can act to help make their business, institutions or organisations safer.
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