Physical security is now perceived as a growing concern for business continuity professionals. That’s according to the findings of the fifth annual Horizon Scan Report published by the Business Continuity Institute in association with the British Standards Institution (BSI).
Among the ranks of potential threats that today’s organisations face, acts of terrorism gained six places, rising from tenth in 2015 to fourth, while security incidents moved from sixth place to fifth.
Some 55% of respondents to the global BCI survey expressed a degree of concern about the possibility of both an act of terrorism or a security incident such as vandalism, theft or fraud disrupting their organisation at some point. That compares with 42% and 48% respectively for the previous year’s study.