This is probably the best $10 anybody can spend, particularly if they are concerned about identifying and preventing a terrorist attack in their community or at their place of work.
Burke, VA (PRWEB) March 2, 2010
Everybody has a responsibility to remain vigilant and report suspicious activity that may be related to an ongoing terrorist plot.
But not everybody has the information and the knowledge of what the indicators and warning signs of terrorism are.
Now they can get that knowledge for less than $10.
Today, Homeland Security Television, the leading online producer of training, awareness and educational content for homeland security professionals, released its new Terrorism Awareness and Prevention Course.
This new 30-minute program is the result of more than 10 years of reporting and investigative journalism by HSTV Executive Producer, Dan Verton. It is available for download through the HSTV Store (http://www.homelandsecurityvideos.com).
“This is probably the best $10 anybody can spend, particularly if they are concerned about identifying and preventing a terrorist attack in their community or at their place of work,” said Verton. “Almost every activity undertaken by terrorists to plan, support, and conduct an attack can be observed by average citizens. And if we know what to look for, in terms of suspicious behaviors and unusual activity for a specific location, we can report this information to authorities in time to disrupt and hopefully prevent an attack.”
HSTV’s Terrorism Awareness and Prevention Course provides a general introduction to how terrorists, particularly groups like al-Qaeda, pick their targets, and then walks the viewer through each step in the 5-step terrorist attack cycle. The viewer is provided with detailed information on the warning signs and indicators that are almost always observable during each step of the terrorist attack cycle, from the planning phase through acquisition of weapons, surveillance, rehearsal and attack.
“Anybody who watches this video will walk away armed with the knowledge necessary to pick up on the warning signs that terrorists almost always provide,” said Verton. “Our law enforcement professionals can’t be everywhere at all times. Therefore, it is up to each of us to take responsibility for keeping our families, friends and co-workers safe. And we can only do that if we know what to look for and what to report.”
Although the Terrorism Awareness and Prevention course is designed for a general audience, it can also serve as a useful introduction or refresher course for experienced security professionals.
Organizations that have specific training, education and awareness requirements may contact HSTV for information about custom production support.
About Homeland Security Television:
Since its founding in 2005, Homeland Security Television (http://www.hstvchannel.com) has become the Web site of choice for broadcast quality videos on all aspects of homeland and cyber security. The network streams hundreds of hours of on-demand and live programming to viewers every month and benefits from the advice of an unmatched editorial advisory board, which includes the nation's First Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge, former FEMA Director Michael Brown, former national cyber security director Amit Yoran, and many others.
In addition to its online content, HSTV Channel offers its content for distribution to broadcast satellite and cable networks. HSTV was founded by Neal Award-winning journalist and renowned security author, Dan Verton, and is dedicated to bringing the highest traditional reporting and production standards to its online video programming.
Dan Verton, President & Exec. Producer
Homeland Security Television