Counter Terrorism Risk Management

On 22 May 2017, an Islamist extremist suicide bomber detonated a shrapnel-laden homemade bomb as people were leaving the Manchester Arena following a concert by American singer Ariana Grande.

Twenty-three people died, including the attacker, and more than 800 were wounded, some of them children. Several hundred more suffered psychological trauma. The bomber was Salman Ramadan Abedi, a 22-year-old local man of Libyan ancestry. After initial suspicions of a terrorist network, police later said they believed Abedi had largely acted alone but that others had been aware of his plans.

Figen Murray's son Martyn Hett died in the Manchester arena attack. Figen was shocked that there was very little or no thought to Counter Terrorism planning.

Figen together with other family members championed Martyn's Law this will be known in the future as the 'Protect Duty'; the protect duty calls for the following points to be made law for any Publicly Accessible Space; Events, Local Authorities and Private Businesses will be required to follow these points:

Counter Terrorism Risk Management (CTRM) Services - The roll of a CTRM is to create detailed plans to mitigate any publicly accessible space against terrorist attack.

'Protect Duty' went into public consultation in 2021 and the Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Act (2021) - has been granted Royal Assent on 29th April.

TAO can supply Counter Terrorism Risk Managers trained to university degree standard similar to the police CTSA's and CT SecCo's.

Additional Services Offered

TAO Productions have trusted partnerships with numerous companies one of these are Ballium Protective Security Services, Ballium is a specialist protective security services company whose staff are security cleared and offer the following services in conjunction with TAO,

These surveys review the security plans in place and highlight's any particular vulnerabilities this is done using a mixture of techniques from physical site-specific surveys to Penetration testing.

Following on from this we work with the clients to eliminate the issues raised, this ranges from some small subtle changes to a complete security review.

Abu Mohhamed al-Adnani:

"...kill him in any manner or way however it may be. Smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car, or throw him down from a high place, or choke him, or poison him."