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CT1-3 Terrorist Ideologies & Tactics: Understanding Terrorism and How to Mitigate Risk

November 19, 2013

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Victor Vella

Victor A. Vella


With the increase in terrorist activities targeting U.S. citizens it is imperative that governing agencies and private companies provide effective security protection for facilities against terrorist threats. This session provides current and advance information on fundamental and advanced security/antiterrorism engineering solutions used to protect critical assets against terrorists, and addresses best practices, state-of-the-art technologies, and quantitative risk analyses.

Attendees will develop an understanding of the functions and limitations of physical and electronic security hardware and how it can be used in conjunction with procedures and personnel to meet the growing threat of terrorism. Attendees will increase their level of awareness about terrorist ideologies and learn a process to measure risk and gauge the effectiveness countermeasures. Attendees will understand the limitations of physical and electronic security countermeasures in mitigating acts of terrorism, increase their awareness as it relates to terrorist ideologies and tactics, and understand the process of risk analysis and how it differs from vulnerability analysis.