Serious Organised Crime & Counter Terrorism

Serious Organised Crime & Counter Terrorism

There is always a threat to the business world from Serious Organised Crime Groups (SOCGs) and terrorist organisations. They will use a variety of methods to exploit weaknesses within organisational structures, to infiltrate and derive criminal benefit. These range from basic scams to highly sophisticated cyber-attacks involving ransomware. 

It is commonly acknowledged that people themselves are the weakest link in the information security chain and attackers have become very sophisticated in exploiting this to their advantage. Today, a typical attacker is more professional, operates more in secrecy, and is relying more heavily on Social Engineering techniques to target victims via trickery and deception into unwittingly or even knowingly providing information and access that would have been much harder to take by force.

Source: Europol

It is impossible for the police alone to prevent this type of activity.  

The SBRC can assist businesses in reducing the risk of criminal exploitation by engaging with your company and providing relevant information, guidance and assistance. We can enable you and your employees to become more resilient and aware of current threats and criminal tactics that are being utilised.

  • Counter Terrorism

    The current threat level from International Terrorism to the United Kingdom is SEVERE.  This means that an attack is highly likely.  Recently there have been a number of terrorist attacks throughout the world including areas within France, Belgium and Germany.

    The National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO), a national police body which co-ordinates CTSA activity in the UK, launched an expansion to Project Griffin during 2016. This is a counter terrorism awareness product to help people understand the threat from terrorism in the UK, provide guidance on what to do in a terrorist event or incident, and raise awareness on how to recognise and report suspicious activity.

    The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC), who support the work of Police Scotland, are now authorised by (NaCTSO) to deliver the Project Griffin modules to the SME business sector.

    Project Griffin events are free and are available in a number of modules which can be adapted to a specific business or role.

    The modules cover topics, including the current threat, firearms and weapons attacks, hostile reconnaissance, bombs (I.E.D’s), cyber, and insider threat.

    For more information please e-mail [email protected] or call 01786 447 441.

  • Information Sharing Platforms

    We have successfully engaged with a variety of different business sectors to introduce our unique information sharing platform.  After assessing the relevant risks within each sector and undertaking a stakeholder consultation a business specific information sharing platform is setup to assist in the prevention and detection or crime. The SBRC will guide you through the set-up and operating of the information sharing platform which includes relevant specific data protection training.

    Sharing information with similar businesses about criminal or suspicious activity, will make your business area less attractive and less vulnerable to be targeted. Businesses are alerted quickly to emerging and current threats. This enables companies to protect themselves and subsequently be able to contribute in the wider fight against serious organised crime and terrorism.

    For more information please e-mail [email protected] or call 01786 447 441.


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