Necessary Skills for Counter-terrorism Professionals

The pervasive threat of terrorism in the 21st century requires those on the front lines in the law enforcement, military and intelligence communities to possess advanced counterterrorism skills. To better understand how to combat terrorism, counterterrorism professionals need to recognize long-term trends in terrorist activity and learn how to develop proactive strategies to mitigate emerging threats before they become a …

Terrorism: Does it Achieve Anything?

It can be argued that there are two separate ways of using terror as a weapon; one is to maintain the status quo and the other is to change something, usually in terms of a political and/or economic regime. The question is, does the use of terror achieve these ends in either case? The answer, surprisingly, seems to be ‘yes’ …

Using Graphic And Audio Spectrum Analyzer To Combat Terrorism

Even before 9/11, law enforcement agencies have kept tabs on people considered to be as potential threats to the United States. This involved following the subject on the ground as well as infiltrating the organization. There has never another devastating attack on US soil ever since that tragic day. Surely, people have heard about the train bombing that killed almost …

Stop Cyber Terrorism, Secure Your Computer

According to the data, almost 60 percent of those surveyed by Gartner said they are concerned or very concerned about online security. … A recent survey commissioned by IBM states that overall user confidence in the Internet is going down as the result of increased phishing and pharming attacks. Phishing (fish´ing) (n.) The act of sending an e-mail to a …

Counter Terrorism Training and Anti Terrorism Training: A Blended Approach is Key

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) recently held a briefing with top counter terrorism and Middle East policy researchers and experts on the future of Iraq and the Obama administration. Many of these experts agreed that the U.S. troop withdrawal plan over the next few years must rely upon both continued Iraqi security force training to improve regional stability …

Can You Be Prepared For an Act of Terrorism?

Is terrorism preventable? The answer, sadly, is no. The drive and motivation of today’s terrorist combined with the almost unlimited target opportunities make terrorism a threat that is unlikely to go away. While terrorist attacks are not preventable, there are actions that can be taken to protect a specific facility, building or organization from a terrorist act. Terrorist acts are …

What Are the Real Risks of Cyber Terrorism?

Cyber terrorism is very present in several industries and media outlets today. How real is the risk? The risk posed by cyber terrorism is very present in the media today. It is also a well-debated topic amongst the security community, as well as those in the IT industry. Many experts have thrown around the idea of how likely it would …

Cyber Operations and Cyber Terrorism

Cyber operations entail getting behind the most serious aspects of cyber terrorism and leading to the capture of those perpetrating cyber crimes. Our society’s dependence on the Internet for public and private institutions in the critical sectors of government, defense, emergency services, public health, even the basics of food and water, put us at great risk of cyber terrorism. Telecommunications, …

Cyber Terrorism: A Big Threat

Cyberspace is an anonymous and secretive environment, therefore allowing cyber terrorists a breeding ground for clandestine operations. This fact makes cyber terrorism a very big threat to society at large. Even though the term, cyber terrorism, lacks one definitive explanation, it is a word that is popular on the Internet and throughout our culture. The main definition can be thought …