|Last Updated: January 5, 2002|
Seminar Announcement: Terrorism Utilizing Weapons of Mass Destruction
1/5/02 - On February 17-19, 2002, internationally recognized bomb security expert Craig Gundry will be teaching a three-day program of seminars on security prevention and response to explosive, chemical, and biological terrorist attacks at the S-2 Safety and Intelligence Institute in Clearwater, Florida.
12/10/01 - The praise we have received since the release of the Bomb Countermeasures for Security Professionals (BCSP) CD-ROM, Version 2.0, has been incredible. In the December issue of Security Management, ASIS has joined the list of organizations that has given BCSP V2.0 a big thumbs up. To read some of the new reviews of BCSP V2.0, click the following links:
We have also received a considerable amount of feedback from users of the new program. To read some of the numerous comments we have received since the July release of Version 2.0, click "HERE."
7/23/01 - The long-awaited Version 2.0 edition of the Bomb Countermeasures for Security Profssionals (BCSP) CD-ROM is now available for immediate shipment. BCSP Version 2.0 includes a number of improvements and expanded features, including revised information, new interactive learning tools, lesson review quizzes, comprehensive tests, classroom presentation modules, an enhanced reference section, and more. For more information about BCSP Version 2.0, click "Here."
7/23/01 - We have uploaded four new demo modules extracted from the Bomb Countermeasures for Security Profssionals (BCSP) CD-ROM, Version 2.0. These self-contained, multimedia learning modules include all of Lesson One (Introduction to the Threat) and a Mail Screening Procedures module (extracted from Lesson Six: Defense Against Mail Bombs).
Click "here" to download the BCSP Version 2.0 demo modules.
Category/Effects: Lethal - Nerve Agent, Organophosphate
Symptoms: Apnea, Coma, Confusion, Cramps, Death, Dyspnea, Headache, hyperhidrosis, Incontinence, Jerkiness, Miosis, Nausea, Seizures, Sialism, Somnolence, Staggering, Twitching, Vomiting
Protection: Mask and Protective Clothing
Physical Characteristics and Weaponization
See the EA 1356 record in the CABO Database system for information regarding density, disseminated forms, production purity, melting point, boiling point, molecular weight, aerosol stability/decay rate, half life in storage, vapor pressure, volatility, adjuvants, precursors, use, odor, disseminated modes, and all known munitions, countries, incidents, and facilities associated with this agent.
Downloadable software demonstrations extracted from Version 2.0 of the Bomb Countermeasures for Security Professionals CD-ROM. Includes all of Lesson One (Introduction to the Threat) and a mail screening training module extracted from Lesson Six.
BCSP Version 2.0 Instructor's Guide
Online guide to assist instructors in maximizing the value of the BCSP CD-ROM for their specific training applications.
A new page displaying evacuation distances recommended by IABTI and TSWG.
2000 Annual Report
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WHY A BOMB?
In addition to its power as a weapon, bombs offer terrorists a number of advantages over other types of weapons and forms of attack. In a presentation at the Eighth International Conference on Terrorist Devices and Methods, Australian Brigadier General M. H. MacKenzie-Orr described six reasons why terrorists often prefer bombing over other methods of attack:
b. The bomb is impersonal.
c. It separates the bomber from the scene of his attack.
d. A bomb contains within itself the seeds of destruction of the forensic evidence [a very false assumption] which is normally of great assistance in solving a crime.
e. Components from which bombs can be made are readily available in any reasonably developed country.
f. The construction of a bomb is a relatively simple matter.
These factors have all contributed to the bomb's status as the number one method of terrorist attack worldwide.