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Terrorism and Violent Extremism Breakfast

Over sixty ASIS International members, security professionals and members of Victoria Police attended ASIS Victoria’s Understanding Terrorism and Violent Extremism breakfast event this week.

Two leaders in security (Dr David Wright-Neville and Gregory Metzger) enlightened attendees with their knowledge on how terrorism is and should be addressed from theoretical and practical perspectives.

Dr Wright-Neville explained the changing character of terrorism in the twenty first century, data about who and why a person becomes a terrorist, and how terrorist organisations seek to recruit through social media and other online methods.

Mr Metzger explained the various online resources freely available to risk specialists in risk minimisation including Australia’s response to the risk of terrorism.  He also shared, from a practical point of view the importance of having up-to-date emergency plans, guidance materials and the importance of emergency preparedness training to meet the needs of today’s threat environment.

The Chapter is most thankful to our two speakers.  Feedback was most positive.