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Describe some of the major actions organizational leaders can take to make their businesses less attractive as targets for terrorists.

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Problem: Describe some of the major actions organizational leaders can take to make their businesses less attractive as targets for terrorists.

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Counter Terrorism is defined as the "practices, tactics and strategies that governments, militaries and other groups adopt to fight terrorism. Counter-terrorism is not specific to any one field or organization; rather, it involves entities from all levels of society."
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This solution discusses actions to minimize businesses as target for terrorists. Concepts discusses include physical security (barriers, manned security stations), engaging in proactive business continuity planning, counter cyber terrorism (backing up data, building security into applications, and staying up to date on the latest security pitches). The explanation is given in 260 words.

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