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The workshop is designed for private or corporate security
personnel, those responsible for the safety of a company, organization, or
facility, as well as risk managers, and human relations personnel.
Frequently, the news media and press are reporting on an
act of violence in a public or work venue that resulted in or could have
resulted in multiple casualties. The attacks have been carried out by
terrorists, violent extremists, and other violent-actors.
Weapons used have included firearms, knives and other
bladed weapons, explosives, vehicles, and more. There is no evidence that the
incidence of these attacks will decline soon. There are growing concerns that
terrorists may consider using weapons of mass destruction (WMD) including chemical
agents, biological agents, and toxins, high yield explosives, or explosives
laced with radioactive materials (CBRNe).
This one-day, subject matter expert-led workshop explores
the mindset of a terrorist, violent extremist, or violent-actor intending to
attack a company, facility, school, religious facility, office, commercial
facility, or public venue. Understanding these mindsets can help to detect
concerning behavior more readily or, a suspicious activity that may telegraph
an impending attack. This information, when paired with a facility’s physical
security and vulnerability assessment, can assist security personnel with
developing enhanced preparedness plans and vulnerability mitigation (“target
Topics covered in this workshop include:
· Differing motivations among terrorists, violent
extremists, and others
· Learning from the recent past through case study summaries
· Terrorist produced online “how-to” guides for terrorist
followers and “homegrown” extremists
· Targets for violent attacks
· Immediate response to violent attacks: Is “Run,
Hide, Fight” still appropriate?
· Immediate lifesaving actions that may save victims’ lives
Anyone with responsibility for or interest in the security
and preparedness of a
school, religious facility, healthcare facility, retail store, public event
venue, lodging property, office,
or another public venue
Setting and Approach
This workshop will be conducted by one
or more subject matter expert instructors in a classroom setting. The course
includes case studies, small group activities, a short “red cell” activity, and
other classroom discussions intended to facilitate a relaxed and interactive
The Day of the Course
Breaks and Lunch: Break refreshments will be provided. Lunch is “on
Dress: Dress for participants should be relaxed and casual.
Handout Materials: Necessary handout materials will be provided at the