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Understanding Assessing and Responding to Terrorism

Understanding  Assessing  and Responding to Terrorism Author Brian T. Bennett
ISBN-10 9781119237815
Release 2017-12-21
Pages 512
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A comprehensive guide to understanding, assessing, and responding to terrorism in this modern age This book provides readers with a thorough understanding of the types of attacks that may be perpetrated, and how to identify potential targets, conduct a meaningful vulnerability analysis, and apply protective measures to secure personnel and facilities. The new edition of Understanding, Assessing, and Responding to Terrorism updates existing material and includes several new topics that have emerged, including information on new international terrorist groups as well as a new chapter on Regulations and Standards. A vulnerability analysis methodology, consisting of several steps—which include the techniques necessary to conduct a vulnerability analysis—is introduced and applied through several sample scenarios. By using easily customized templates for the screening process, valuation of a critical asset as a target, vulnerability analysis, security procedures, emergency response procedures, and training programs, the book offers a practical step-by-step process to help reduce risk. Each different type of terrorism is briefly discussed—however, the book focuses on those potential attacks that may involve weapons of mass destruction. There is a discussion of what physical and administrative enhancements can be implemented to improve a facility's ability to devalue, detect, deter, deny, delay, defend, respond, and recover to a real or threatened terrorist attack—whether it be at a facility, or in the community. Techniques on how personnel safety and security can be improved through the implementation of counter-terrorism programs are also outlined. An overview of the major counter-terrorism regulations and standards are presented, along with the significant governmental efforts that have been implemented to help prevent terrorist attacks and foster preparedness at both private and public sector facilities and for personnel. Understanding, Assessing, and Responding to Terrorism, Second Edition: Updates existing material, plus includes several new topics that have emerged including information on new international terrorist groups, new terrorist tactics, cyber terrorism, and Regulations and Standards Outlines techniques for improving facility and personnel safety and security through the implementation of counter-terrorism programs Unites the emergency response/public sector community with the private sector over infrastructure protection, thus allowing for easier communication between them Includes questions/exercises at the end of each chapter and a solutions manual to facilitate its use as a textbook Understanding, Assessing, and Responding to Terrorism, Second Edition is a must-have reference for private and public sector risk managers, safety engineers, security professionals, facility managers, emergency responders, and others charged with protecting facilities and personnel from all types of hazards (accidental, intentional, and natural).



Critical Infrastructures Key Resources Key Assets

Critical Infrastructures  Key Resources  Key Assets Author Adrian V. Gheorghe
ISBN-10 9783319692241
Release 2017-11-12
Pages 442
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In the face of increasing failures, comments attributed to Albert Einstein loom large: “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” There is a pervasive feeling that any attempt to make sense of the current terrain of complex systems must involve thinking outside the box and originating unconventional approaches that integrate organizational, managerial, social, political, cultural, and human aspects and their interactions. This textbook offers research-based models and tools for diagnosing and predicting the behavior of complex techno-socio-economic systems in the domain of critical infrastructures, key resources, key assets and the open bazaar of space, undersea, and below-ground systems. These models exemplify emblematic models in physics, within which the critical infrastructures, as well as society itself and its paraphernalia, share the profile of many-body systems featuring cooperative phenomena and phase transitions – the latter usually felt as disruptive occurrences. The book and its models focus on the analytics of real-life-business actors, including policy-makers, financiers and insurers, industry managers, and emergency responders.



Breakthroughs in Decision Science and Risk Analysis

Breakthroughs in Decision Science and Risk Analysis Author Louis Anthony Cox, Jr.
ISBN-10 9781118938898
Release 2015-02-23
Pages 328
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Discover recent powerful advances in the theory, methods, and applications of decision and risk analysis Focusing on modern advances and innovations in the field of decision analysis (DA), Breakthroughs in Decision Science and Risk Analysis presents theories and methods for making, improving, and learning from significant practical decisions. The book explains these new methods and important applications in an accessible and stimulating style for readers from multiple backgrounds, including psychology, economics, statistics, engineering, risk analysis, operations research, and management science. Highlighting topics not conventionally found in DA textbooks, the book illustrates genuine advances in practical decision science, including developments and trends that depart from, or break with, the standard axiomatic DA paradigm in fundamental and useful ways. The book features methods for coping with realistic decision-making challenges such as online adaptive learning algorithms, innovations in robust decision-making, and the use of a variety of models to explain available data and recommend actions. In addition, the book illustrates how these techniques can be applied to dramatically improve risk management decisions. Breakthroughs in Decision Science and Risk Analysis also includes: An emphasis on new approaches rather than only classical and traditional ideas Discussions of how decision and risk analysis can be applied to improve high-stakes policy and management decisions Coverage of the potential value and realism of decision science within applications in financial, health, safety, environmental, business, engineering, and security risk management Innovative methods for deciding what actions to take when decision problems are not completely known or described or when useful probabilities cannot be specified Recent breakthroughs in the psychology and brain science of risky decisions, mathematical foundations and techniques, and integration with learning and pattern recognition methods from computational intelligence Breakthroughs in Decision Science and Risk Analysis is an ideal reference for researchers, consultants, and practitioners in the fields of decision science, operations research, business, management science, engineering, statistics, and mathematics. The book is also an appropriate guide for managers, analysts, and decision and policy makers in the areas of finance, health and safety, environment, business, engineering, and security risk management.



The Risk of Skilled Scientist Radicalization and Emerging Biological Warfare Threats

The Risk of Skilled Scientist Radicalization and Emerging Biological Warfare Threats Author M. Martellini
ISBN-10 9781614998020
Release 2017-10-03
Pages 120
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Skilled scientists are not immune to the appeal of terrorist groups, indeed recent studies indicate that engineers and medical doctors are over-represented within terrorist organizations. Also of particular concern with regard to the potential radicalization of scientists is the issue of the ‘lone wolf’; an individual who prepares and commits violence alone, outside of any command structure and without material assistance from any group. This book presents papers from the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) entitled ‘The Risk of Skilled Scientist Radicalization and Emerging Biological Warfare Threats’, held in Como, Italy, from 29 November to 2 December 2016. The aim of this ARW was to assess the risks surrounding the ability of radical terrorist groups to recruit highly skilled scientists. The ARW was unique in that it brought together acknowledged experts from the social science community and the scientific technical community to discuss their perspectives on the risk of radicalization of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) skilled scientists. Countering terrorist organizations requires a comprehensive approach characterized by international cooperation across the military, intelligence, policy-making and scientific communities. The book provides an overview of the situation, as well as recommendations for how such cooperation can be achieved, and will be of interest to all those involved in the counter-terrorism process



Homeland Security

Homeland Security Author Joe D. Whitley
ISBN-10 1604424621
Release 2009
Pages 284
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"To be well-informed on Homeland Security law this book is a must read." The Honorable Tom Ridge, Chair of Ridge Global, Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Former Governor of Pennsylvania "This volume will refine your focus and sharpen your analysis of critical legal issues vital to American national security."ù John Ashcroft, Chairman of The Ashcroft Group, LLC and The Ashcroft Law Firm, LLC, Former U.S. Attorney General "This book brings into clear fortes the breadth and complexity of Homeland Security legal and policy issues."ùJudge Michael Chertoff, Partner at Covington & Burling, Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security "I would encourage lawyers who want to become better acquainted with the legal issues confronting Homeland Security policy makers to keep a copy of Homeland Security: Legal and Policy Issues in their library. This insightful book contains valuable information regarding this new discipline."ù Larry D. Thompson, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of PepsiCo, Former Deputy Attorney General with the U.S. Department of Justice "Homeland Security: Legal and Policy Issues is that long overdue compendium for those who have watched this dramatic new legal discipline emerge in the wake of 9/11. Those who would serve their nation by interpreting and litigating the security legalities of this very new world will be well served to have this on their reference shelf"ù Admiral James M. Loy, USCG (Commandant, Ret), Former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security and Administrator of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration "This book provides a guiding compass for those who are challenged with navigating through the dynamic legal and policy currents of homeland Security. It will keep you on course and off the shoals."ùJay B. Stephens, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Raytheon Company, Former U.S. Associate Attorney General and U.S. Attorney "In a single volume, these authors have succeeded in highlighting both the breadth of the recent changes in homeland security law and policy and the most critical legal challenges that the homeland security community is facing today."ù Kenneth A. Wainstein, Partner at O'Melveny & Myers Former Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, Former U.S. Attorney



Taking Liberties

Taking Liberties Author Susan N. Herman
ISBN-10 9780199782758
Release 2011-06-15
Pages 240
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In this eye-opening work, the president of the ACLU takes a hard look at the human and social costs of the War on Terror. Over a decade after 9/11, it is far from clear that the government's hastily adopted antiterrorist tactics--such as the Patriot Act--are keeping us safe, but it is increasingly clear that these emergency measures in fact have the potential to ravage our lives--and have already done just that to countless Americans. From the Oregon lawyer falsely suspected of involvement with terrorism in Spain to the former University of Idaho football player arrested on the pretext that he was needed as a "material witness" (though he was never called to testify), this book is filled with unsettling stories of ordinary people caught in the government's dragnet. These are not just isolated mistakes in an otherwise sound program, but demonstrations of what can happen when our constitutional protections against government abuse are abandoned. Whether it's running a chat room, contributing to a charity, or even urging a terrorist group to forego its violent tactics, activities that should be protected by the First Amendment can now lead to prosecution. Blacklists and watchlists keep people grounded at airports and strand American citizens abroad, although these lists are rife with errors--errors that cannot be challenged. National Security Letters allow the FBI to demand records about innocent people from libraries, financial institutions, and internet service providers without ever going to court. Government databanks now brim with information about every aspect of our private lives, while efforts to mount legal challenges to these measures have been stymied. Barack Obama, like George W. Bush, relies on secrecy and exaggerated claims of presidential prerogative to keep the courts and Congress from fully examining whether these laws and policies are constitutional, effective, or even counterproductive. Democracy itself is undermined. This book is a wake-up call for all Americans, who remain largely unaware of the post-9/11 surveillance regime's insidious and continuing growth.



Koenig and Schultz s Disaster Medicine

Koenig and Schultz s Disaster Medicine Author Kristi L. Koenig
ISBN-10 9781107040755
Release 2016-04-18
Pages 720
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This is the definitive reference on disaster medicine, outlining areas of proficiency for health care professionals handling mass casualty crises.



Avoiding Disaster

Avoiding Disaster Author John Laye
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924089615292
Release 2002-09-03
Pages 272
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Avoiding Disaster has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Avoiding Disaster also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Avoiding Disaster book for free.



Maritime Terrorism

Maritime Terrorism Author Michael D. Greenberg
ISBN-10 9780833040305
Release 2006
Pages 167
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Policymakers have become increasingly concerned in recent years about the possibility of future maritime terrorist attacks. Though the historical occurrence of such attacks has been limited, recognition that maritime vessels and facilities may be particularly vulnerable to terrorism has galvanized concerns. In addition, some plausible maritime attacks could have very significant consequences, in the form of mass casualties, severe property damage, and attendant disruption of commerce. Understanding the nature of maritime terrorism risk requires an investigation of threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences associated with potential attacks, as grounded both by relevant historical data and by intelligence on the capabilities and intentions of known terrorist groups. These risks also provide the context for understanding government institutions that will respond to future attacks, and particularly so with regard to the U.S. civil justice system. In principle, civil liability operates to redistribute the harms associated with legally redressable claims, so that related costs are borne by the parties responsible for having caused them. In connection with maritime terrorism, civil liability creates the prospect that independent commercial defendants will be held responsible for damages caused by terrorist attacks. This book explores risks and U.S. civil liability rules as they may apply in the context of these types of attacks.



Understanding Homeland Security

Understanding Homeland Security Author Gus Martin
ISBN-10 9781506346151
Release 2016-07-15
Pages 456
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Dr. Gus Martin’s Understanding Homeland Security, Second Edition is a thoroughly updated textbook offering much-needed insight into the complex nature of issues addressed by the homeland security enterprise. This comprehensive textbook addresses such subject areas as emergency management, terrorism, criminal justice administration, intelligence, armed conflict, and social environments. Martin’s pedagogical approach is designed to stimulate critical thinking in readers, allowing them to not only comprehend the fundamentals, but also evolve with the very dynamic nature of homeland security. The Second Edition introduces readers to homeland security in the modern era, focusing particularly on the post–September 11, 2001 world. Reviewing theories, agency missions, laws and regulations governing the homeland security enterprise, this book keeps readers on the forefront of homeland security.



Review of the Department of Homeland Security s Approach to Risk Analysis

Review of the Department of Homeland Security s Approach to Risk Analysis Author Committee to Review the Department of Homeland Security's Approach to Risk Analysis
ISBN-10 9780309159241
Release 2010-09-10
Pages 160
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The events of September 11, 2001 changed perceptions, rearranged national priorities, and produced significant new government entities, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) created in 2003. While the principal mission of DHS is to lead efforts to secure the nation against those forces that wish to do harm, the department also has responsibilities in regard to preparation for and response to other hazards and disasters, such as floods, earthquakes, and other "natural" disasters. Whether in the context of preparedness, response or recovery from terrorism, illegal entry to the country, or natural disasters, DHS is committed to processes and methods that feature risk assessment as a critical component for making better-informed decisions. Review of the Department of Homeland Security's Approach to Risk Analysis explores how DHS is building its capabilities in risk analysis to inform decision making. The department uses risk analysis to inform decisions ranging from high-level policy choices to fine-scale protocols that guide the minute-by-minute actions of DHS employees. Although DHS is responsible for mitigating a range of threats, natural disasters, and pandemics, its risk analysis efforts are weighted heavily toward terrorism. In addition to assessing the capability of DHS risk analysis methods to support decision-making, the book evaluates the quality of the current approach to estimating risk and discusses how to improve current risk analysis procedures. Review of the Department of Homeland Security's Approach to Risk Analysis recommends that DHS continue to build its integrated risk management framework. It also suggests that the department improve the way models are developed and used and follow time-tested scientific practices, among other recommendations.



Security and Loss Prevention

Security and Loss Prevention Author Philip Purpura
ISBN-10 9780123878472
Release 2013-01-18
Pages 728
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The sixth edition of Security and Loss Prevention continues the tradition of providing introductory and advanced coverage of the body of knowledge of the security profession. To bridge theory to practice is the book’s backbone, and Philip Purpura continues this strong effort with new sidebars and text boxes presenting actual security challenges from real-life situations. Globally recognized and on the ASIS International Certified Protection Professional reading list, the sixth edition of Security and Loss Prevention enhances its position in the market as a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and up-to-date treatment of the area, connecting the public and private sector and the worlds of physical security and technological security. Purpura once again demonstrates why students and professionals alike rely on this best-selling text as a timely, reliable resource encompassing the breadth and depth of considerations involved when implementing general loss prevention concepts and security programs within an organization. New focus on recent technologies like social networks, digital evidence warrants, and advances in CCTV, and how those apply to security and loss prevention. Incorporates changes in laws, presents various strategies of asset protection, and covers the ever-evolving technology of security and loss prevention. Utilizes end-of-chapter case problems that take the chapters’ content and relate it to real security situations and issues, offering various perspectives on contemporary security challenges. Includes student study questions and an accompanying Instructor’s manual with lecture slides, lesson plans, and an instructor test bank for each chapter.



Assessing Medical Preparedness to Respond to a Terrorist Nuclear Event

Assessing Medical Preparedness to Respond to a Terrorist Nuclear Event Author Institute of Medicine
ISBN-10 0309143969
Release 2009-08-19
Pages 188
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A nuclear attack on a large U.S. city by terrorists--even with a low-yield improvised nuclear device (IND) of 10 kilotons or less--would cause a large number of deaths and severe injuries. The large number of injured from the detonation and radioactive fallout that would follow would be overwhelming for local emergency response and health care systems to rescue and treat, even assuming that these systems and their personnel were not themselves incapacitated by the event. The United States has been struggling for some time to address and plan for the threat of nuclear terrorism and other weapons of mass destruction that terrorists might obtain and use. The Department of Homeland Security recently contracted with the Institute of Medicine to hold a workshop, summarized in this volume, to assess medical preparedness for a nuclear detonation of up to 10 kilotons. This book provides a candid and sobering look at our current state of preparedness for an IND, and identifies several key areas in which we might begin to focus our national efforts in a way that will improve the overall level of preparedness.



Protecting Industrial Control Systems from Electronic Threats

Protecting Industrial Control Systems from Electronic Threats Author Joseph Weiss
ISBN-10 9781606501979
Release 2010
Pages 327
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Aimed at both the novice and expert in IT security and industrial control systems (ICS), this book will help readers gain a better understanding of protecting ICSs from electronic threats. Cyber security is getting much more attention and SCADA security (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) is a particularly important part of this field, as are Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Remote Terminal Units (RTUs), Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs)-and all the other, field controllers, sensors, and drives, emission controls, and that make up the intelligence of modern industrial buildings and facilities. This book will help the reader better understand what is industrial control system cyber security, why is it different than IT security, what has really happened to date, and what needs to be done. Loads of practical advice is offered on everything from clarity on current cyber-security systems and how they can be integrated into general IT systems, to how to conduct risk assessments and how to obtain certifications, to future trends in legislative and regulatory issues affecting industrial security.



National training program is antiterrorism training for first responders efficient and effective joint hearing

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ISBN-10 1422322467
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National training program is antiterrorism training for first responders efficient and effective joint hearing has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from National training program is antiterrorism training for first responders efficient and effective joint hearing also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full National training program is antiterrorism training for first responders efficient and effective joint hearing book for free.



The Long Shadow of 9 11

The Long Shadow of 9 11 Author Brian Michael Jenkins
ISBN-10 9780833058386
Release 2011
Pages 222
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This book provides a multifaceted array of answers to the question, In the ten years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, how has America responded? In a series of essays, RAND authors lend a farsighted perspective to the national dialogue on 9/11's legacy. The essays assess the military, political, fiscal, social, cultural, psychological, and even moral implications of U.S. policymaking since 9/11. Part One of the book addresses the lessons learned from America's accomplishments and mistakes in its responses to the 9/11 attacks and the ongoing terrorist threat. Part Two explores reactions to the extreme ideologies of the terrorists and to the fears they have generated. Part Three presents the dilemmas of asymmetrical warfare and suggests ways to resolve them. Part Four cautions against sacrificing a long-term strategy by imposing short-term solutions, particularly with respect to air passenger security and counterterrorism intelligence. Finally, Part Five looks at the effects of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. public health system, at the potential role of compensation policy for losses incurred by terrorism, and at the possible long-term effects of terrorism and counterterrorism on American values, laws, and society.--Publisher description.



Critical Infrastructure System Security and Resiliency

Critical Infrastructure System Security and Resiliency Author Betty Biringer
ISBN-10 9781466557505
Release 2013-04-12
Pages 229
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Security protections for critical infrastructure nodes are intended to minimize the risks resulting from an initiating event, whether it is an intentional malevolent act or a natural hazard. With an emphasis on protecting an infrastructure's ability to perform its mission or function, Critical Infrastructure System Security and Resiliency presents a practical methodology for developing an effective protection system that can either prevent undesired events or mitigate the consequences of such events. Developed at Sandia National Labs, the authors’ analytical approach and methodology enables decision-makers and security experts to perform and utilize risk assessments in a manner that extends beyond the theoretical to practical application. These protocols leverage expertise in modeling dependencies—optimizing system resiliency for effective physical protection system design and consequence mitigation. The book begins by focusing on the design of protection strategies to enhance the robustness of the infrastructure components. The authors present risk assessment tools and necessary metrics to offer guidance to decision-makers in applying sometimes limited resources to reduce risk and ensure operational resiliency. Our critical infrastructure is vast and made up of many component parts. In many cases, it may not be practical or affordable to secure every infrastructure node. For years, experts—as a part of the risk assessment process—have tried to better identify and distinguish higher from lower risks through risk segmentation. In the second section of the book, the authors present examples to distinguish between high and low risks and corresponding protection measures. In some cases, protection measures do not prevent undesired events from occurring. In others, protection of all infrastructure components is not feasible. As such, this section describes how to evaluate and design resilience in these unique scenarios to manage costs while most effectively ensuring infrastructure system protection. With insight from the authors’ decades of experience, this book provides a high-level, practical analytical framework that public and private sector owners and operators of critical infrastructure can use to better understand and evaluate infrastructure security strategies and policies. Strengthening the entire homeland security enterprise, the book presents a significant contribution to the science of critical infrastructure protection and resilience.