Predicting the terrorists' next move.(Seminar Report)

At a recent Institute of Civil Defence and Disaster Studies (ICDDS) and Ozonelink anti-terrorism briefing, strategic level counter-terrorism thinkers were introduced to a variety of products to prevent or mitigate a terrorist attack, including three new software packages one of which not only facilitates comprehensive multi-agency planning, but also allows airports to operate through a terrorist alert.

Opening the briefing Ozonelink Managing Director Dr Edward Klinger urged the public and private sectors to work more closely in preparing for a terrorist attack, and in developing ways to counter and mitigate terrorism. He characterised technology as a "force multiplier", enabling hereto unprecedented levels of preparedness, although he was quick to admit that technology can also act as an enabler for the terrorist. …

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