Singapore is vulnerable to terrorist threats. This reality was reinforced by terrorist attacks in South East Asia in recent years. Attacks on soft targets by self-radicalized “lone-wolves” add a new dimension as these are difficult to prevent.
Public spaces are most vulnerable as they remain accessible to the general public. The Singapore Government has involved the private sector to help counter terror threats. Private sector companies should therefore adopt Business Continuity Management (BCM) systems and train their staff to take on this role.