A letter bomb or powder letter, or even its threat, can have a huge impact on business continuity or the integrity of your organization. But it can also have a huge impact on your employees or visitors. Companies and organizations that have already had to deal with this know all too well. So it is wise to have a policy. How do you recognize a suspicious postal package, what do you do after a bomb threat or during an increased threat and how do you get back to business as soon as possible after an incident? Questions that can be included in a simple policy. The facility organization, security team and emergency response team of each organization must be prepared for such incidents. In this way, an incident may remain manageable and will not develop into a crisis. At Cocoon risk management we have more than 20 years of experience, we have extensive knowledge of explosives and powder letters and we were even able to foil an attack with a bomb package on Eurojust in 2003. Since Cocoon founded the Red Team Experts label in 2019, she has been actively training company’s by executing scenario based risk assessments. We do this by including the threat of a letter bomb in the PEN tests. Realistic exercises, but without danger to people and business operations.

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Information on letter bombs

A letter bomb is an improvised explosive device (IED) that looks like a normal package or letter. Such a threatening letter can also contain a bullet, a biological or chemical substance, radiation or a cyber bombInformation on letter bombs
Letter bomb attacks are intended to kill, injure or intimidate addressees. Sending a letter bomb is a form of terrorism. A cyber bomb is an exception, it is intended to attack the company from the inside.