Conference on ‘Doing Business Amidst New Threats’
PROTECT consists of a conference on “Doing Business Amidst New Threats” with a supporting security exhibit. It was launched in 2005 by Leverage International in partnership with the Anti-Terrorism Task Force (later to become the Anti-Terrorism Council). This was in response to increasing threats of terrorism following the 9-11 terrorist bombing of the World Trade Center in New York. Recognizing that most critical infrastructures which were the hard targets of terrorists are owned and operated by the private sector, the government-private sector partnership was deemed to be significantly important.
PROTECT initially focused on the protection of critical infrastructures from terrorist attacks. Over the years, the annual conference series anticipated the prevailing threats for the year – from terrorism - to global economic crisis – to natural disasters – to pandemics – to cyber attacks – to disruptive technologies – to data breaches – to cyber crimes. The theme for 2020 will be “Staying Resilient in the Changing Market Dynamics”.
PROTECT hopes to bring to realization that all threats to security are a commonly – shared task between the government and the private sector.
The PROTECT conference series on “Doing Business Amidst New Threats” provides the forum for dialogue and network thinking among concerned government agencies, managers of critical infrastructures and those responsible for security and safety of business, the community and our people.
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