|Lesson Four: Defense Against Courier Delivered Bombs
Lesson Four explores the threat of explosive devices physically delivered by a bomber to their target destination and the various types of proactive measures that can be employed to effectively control these risks.
Characteristics of Courier Delivered Device Attacks Types of Couriers Methods of Target Access Device Construction Concealment Methods Unique Terrorist M.O. Proactive Countermeasures Physical Security Barriers Intrusion Detection Systems Surveillance Cameras Limited Concealment Methods Security Patrols Access Control Planning Considerations Entry Points and Screening Stations Employee Screening Visitor Control Behavioral Observation Technical Screening X-Ray-Based Systems Trace Detection Systems Nuclear Detection Systems Biological Detection Systems Hand Searching Active Threat Awareness Employee Awareness Security Personnel Awareness
Lesson Four will provide the student with an understanding of the following topics:
Characteristics of hand-delivered bomb attacks
Use of physical security controls to prevent and detect bomb deliveries
Access control for buildings
Generating threat awareness
Students completing Lesson Four should be capable of the following tasks:
1. Identify potential explosive-related threats delivered via personal couriers.
2. Develop a proactive security program to prevent bomb deliveries into a building.
3. Develop access control procedures to minimize risk from hand-delivered bombs.
4. Identify technical aids to assist in screening people and hand-carried items for bombs.
Exercises and Quizzes
Students finishing Lesson Four should immediately complete the interactive review quiz to test their understanding and retention of the lessons content. If the student correctly answers fewer than eight out of ten questions, he/she should repeat the lesson before continuing with the program.
Questions 16-20 of the comprehensive test are directly extracted from Lesson Four.
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