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Understanding, Assessing, and Responding to Terrorism

Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Personnel

Understanding, Assessing, and Responding to Terrorism by Brian P. Bennett
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Preparedness is the best weapon against terrorism

Understanding, Assessing, and Responding to Terrorism: Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Personnel gives a detailed explanation of how to implement preventive and/or protective measures to ensure the safety of personnel and facilities. It includes:

  • Easily customized templates for the vulnerability analysis, security procedures, emergency response procedures, and training programs
  • Vulnerability assessment methodologies and formulas for prioritizing targets
  • Coverage of critical infrastructure sectors, hard targets, and soft targets, such as hotels, places of worship, and commercial districts
  • Countermeasures for terrorist attacks using weapons of mass destruction with coverage of chemical, biological, radiological/nuclear, and explosive materials
  • A seven-step Security Vulnerability Analysis (SVA) process to identify and categorize critical infrastructure, key resources, and key assets
  • Information on the National Incident Management System (NIMS) that enables all public, private, and non-governmental organizations to work together effectively to prepare for, prevent, respond to, and recover from domestic incidents
  • Numerous case studies and examples

A practical, how-to book with step-by-step processes to help reduce risks from terrorist attacks, this 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.

Wiley; May 2007
484 pages; ISBN 9780470118948
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Title: Understanding, Assessing, and Responding to Terrorism
Author: Brian P. Bennett
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