Surveillance and Threat Detection

Surveillance and Threat Detection : Prevention versus Mitigation

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Surveillance and Threat Detection offers readers a complete understanding of the terrorist/criminal cycle, and how to interrupt that cycle to prevent an attack.

Terrorists and criminals often rely on pre-attack and pre-operational planning and surveillance activities that can last a period of weeks, months, or even years. Identifying and disrupting this surveillance is key to prevention of attacks. The systematic capture of suspicious events and the correlation of those events can reveal terrorist or criminal surveillance, allowing security professionals to employ appropriate countermeasures and identify the steps needed to apprehend the perpetrators. The results will dramatically increase the probability of prevention while streamlining protection assets and costs.

Readers of Surveillance and Threat Detection will draw from real-world case studies that apply to their real-world security responsibilities. Ultimately, readers will come away with an understanding of how surveillance detection at a high-value, fixed site facility can be integrated into an overall security footprint for any organization.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 264 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 15.24mm | 498.95g
  • Butterworth-Heinemann Inc
  • Woburn, United States
  • English
  • Illustrated; Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0124077803
  • 9780124077805

Table of contents


Section I: Introduction

Chapter 1: Definitions

Chapter 2 Scope

Chapter 3 Use Case Assumptions

Chapter 4 Executive Summary of the Surveillance and Threat Detection Methodology

Section 2: Overview and Understanding

Chapter 5 Historical Overview of Surveillance, Counter Surveillance, and Surveillance Detection

Chapter 6 The Terrorist Attack Cycle

Section 3: Case Studies

Chapter 7 Criminals

Chapter 8 Terrorists

Section 4: Conducting Surveillance Detection

Chapter 9 The Basics

Section 5: Advanced Surveillance and Threat Detection Applications

Chapter 10 Infusion of Surveillance Detection into Current Operations

Chapter 11 Incorporation of Video Technology

Chapter 12 Surveillance Detection Training

Chapter 13 Surveillance Detection on the Horizon

Chapter 14 Surveillance Detection over the Horizon

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Review quote

"...a thin, readable tome filled with insights about the topic...has collected case histories about past terrorist attacks and placed them into an actionable format."--Security Letter, Surveillance and Threat Detection

"...effectively examines the tactics, techniques, and procedures used by terrorists and criminals to understand the pre-attack and attack planning process...well organized and can be used for classroom instruction or as a quality reference for professionals..."--Security Management (online), February 2, 2015

"...when the topic is threat detection, and the author has been Chief of the Office of Threat Detection at the US Pentagon, the man is worth a hearing. Put another way, the book is about identifying the bad guys; the threat actors, in the jargon... Kirchner suggests that we think of security `as concentric models of suspicious behaviour', which can be note-taking or a last-minute dress rehearsal."--Professional Security Magazine Online, May 28, 2014
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About Richard Kirchner

Richard "Rik" Kirchner, Jr. possess over 25 years of combined U.S. military, law enforcement, and professional security experience coupled with many years in business management ranging from Operations Manager of large scale contract security operations to V.P. of Marketing & Sales. For the past eight years he has been employed by the U.S. Department of Defense as an Antiterrorism Officer and Counterintelligence Officer and, most recently, as Chief of the Office of Threat Detection at the U.S. Pentagon. Mr. Kirchner has provided actionable protective intelligence, counterintelligence, and criminal intelligence with corresponding countermeasures with an emphasis on proactive threat identification, abatement, mitigation, and neutralization to reduce risk. Mr. Kirchner provided overall guidance and advice to program managers in development and assessment at the DOD. He was detailed to the FBI National Threat Review Unit and represented Dept. of Defense interests to the National Joint Terrorism Task Force.
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