Impact of 9/11 on Workplace Security and Business Continuity Planning

Impact of 9/11 on Workplace Security and Business Continuity Planning


October 2002

The attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon changed everything- and created immediate and intense visibility for Corporate Real Estate. For most corporations, planning and managing for such disasters usually falls within the category of Business Continuity Planning (BCP) but the implications of terrorism are broad as indicated by its impact on the design and location of facilities, information technology, communications systems, controlled access, security systems, employee training, lease terms, insurance and many other factors. Bank of America has been described as a good example of the "next generation" in Business Continuity Planning.

Keywords: terrorism, crisis plan, business continuity planning, security, location

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