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CHC Global CEO and START Director speak on security during virtual event for SIA Government Summit

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CHC Global CEO Chris Holt presented on “Integration of Safety and Security Into Public-Private Partnerships,” with START Director William Braniff offering comments on terrorism-specific risks, during a virtual event for the Security Industry Association (SIA) Government Summit in June.

The presentation explored public-private partnerships among security and risk professionals in managing events with catastrophic impacts.

“We ought to harness the energy created by a crisis, by this crisis, and ensure that as security and resilience professionals we provide leadership to our own organizations and also our clients,” Holt said.

Braniff discussed current and potential trends in terms of terrorism in the United States, particularly noting the interference of violent extremists and foreign influence operations on the peaceful protests following the death of George Floyd.

“We’re in the throes of a slow-moving set of compounding crises, in which uncertainty is king, and the risk of geopolitical miscalculation is high,” Braniff said during the presentation.

START and CHC Global also collaborated on “100 Days Later: COVID-19: Implications for Managing Terrorism and Asymmetric Threats,” a report about the strategic implications of the COVID-19 pandemic 100 days after the virus appeared outside of mainland China.