eBook Antiterrorism and Threat Response: Planning and Implementation, 1st Edition

  • Ross Johnson
  • Published By: CRC Press
  • ISBN-10: 1466512911
  • ISBN-13: 9781466512917
  • DDC: 363.325
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 296 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released March 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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One of the single greatest challenges to security professionals in the 21st century is terrorism. In the last several years, we have heard a lot about the importance of preparing for terrorist attacks. This book offers a way to prevent terrorist attacks. Providing security managers with a clear and simple methodology to protect their organizations, Antiterrorism and Threat Response uses an adaptation of the U.S. Department of Defense's antiterrorism fundamentals and applies it to the private sector to protect companies, facilities, and infrastructures. The book's antiterrorism planning strategies enable security professionals to seize the initiative away from terrorists—setting them off balance and keeping them off balance—thereby disrupting their planning cycle and thwarting attack. The book aims to show that terrorists are not defeated by technology alone, but instead by collaboration and the timely passage of relevant information and intelligence. Terrorism is, above all, an act of communication. The terrorists communicate to us through their acts and their carefully crafted communiqués. Security professionals need to send the terrorists a clear and simple message in the language they understand: You will not succeed here.