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Counter-Terrorism Threat Assessment. (Reviews)

Magazine article Security Management

Counter-Terrorism Threat Assessment. (Reviews)

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Counter-Terrorism Threat Assessment. By John Grady, CPP; published by Vision Publications Ltd., 604/873-3252 (phone), 604/873-3255 (fax), www.executivesecurityltd.com (Web); 148 pages; $325 (includes workbook and diskette).

Among its myriad other effects, q-u certainly has jolted the publishing industry. The market is brimming with "how-to" books on preventing and responding to the threat of terrorism. Still, the message of those books is being ignored; many organizations have responded with knee-jerk implementation of safeguards without actually determining whether they are needed or how they might affect overall operations.

For those who do get the message, Counter-Terrorism Threat Assessment is a good place to turn. It is one of the most complete books on the subject available today. Although billed as a counterterrorism document, it can be used by most organizations as a thorough crime-prevention and response-management resource. The book is not a typical narrative, but a compendium of 86 detailed checklists covering facility security, information security, telecommunications security, and personnel security (including executive protection, threat identification, and response). …

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