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The Disaster Recovery Handbook, 3rd Edition by Lawrence Webber, Michael Wallace

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TERRORISM

The Wrath of Man

Terrorism: the systematic use of violence as a means to intimidate or coerce societies or governments.

—WORDNET 1.6, © 1997 PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

INTRODUCTION

Terrorism has many definitions. In its simplest form, it is a violent action intended to inflict harm on some person or object with the intention of coercing someone in the future to act in a specific way. Terrorists function similarly to a publicity hungry cinema actor. They will create any spectacle or perform any action to gain attention for their organization or cause.

The other chapters of this book assumed you had some personal knowledge of the nature of the risks your company faced, such as a fire, a power outage, or severe weather. The issues surrounding ...

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