A suspicious device in the Rome metro, a "credible" but not yet operational threat to food supply in US hotels and 12 arrested in a terror plot in Britain are just a few of the news reports of recent terror threats. Also in an interview with ABC News, Attorney General Eric Holder said the terrorism "threat is real, the threat is different, the threat is constant."
As risk managers, we need to understand this threat and how best to prevent or respond to it. Almost more importantly, however, we need to communicate what we can do to reduce this risk: Hold the hype and heavy on the practical:
The Department of Homeland Security's "See something, say something" campaign is a good start. If you see someone behaving oddly, particularly in a large, public place, or near critical infrastructure, trust your gut: