Detect. Protect. Respond.

Why an ISAC?

  • Real Estate Responds to the New Threat Environment


     

  • Attention to “Risk” Rises After 9/11

    • Most issues aren’t new:
      • Risk assessment/management
      • Building security
      • Structural engineering
      • Emergency response planning
    • Difference is relative attention now vs. before
  • Less Conceivable Threats are More Conceivable

    • Harboring potential terrorists in a building
    • Bio-terrorism, including HVAC-system vulnerability
    • Other weapons of mass destruction on U.S. soil… against U.S. interests
  • Challenge of Adapting to the Continuously Heightened Risk Level


     

  • Federal Government Recommends a Public-Private Response

    • To make threat advisory system more meaningful, actionable
    • To better assess real estate-related threats, vulnerabilities
    • To better coordinate response planning, stimulate development/sharing of best practices
  • ISAC a Key Element of Real Estate Response

    • Not-for-profit organized by The Real Estate Roundtable
    • Industry (as opposed to public) forum
    • Members are trade associations
    • Center supports independent, ongoing association efforts
  • A Conduit for Disseminating Threat and Warning Information


     

  • A Conduit for Collecting Threat Information on Real Estate Incidents


     

  • Serving a Critical Public Purpose

    • Through ISAC initiatives to protect real estate assets:
      • Broad spectrum of industry benefits (owners, managers, investors, lenders)
      • Public benefits (tenants, workers, residents, shoppers, travelers)
      • Government benefits (from information exchange with industry, including more and better information from industry)