We can’t just rely on technology, now we have to rely on each other to be more secure.
(PRWEB) July 07, 2011
Toward the end of 2010, reports surfaced that Al-Qaeda and its allies were planning small-scale, less sophisticated terrorist attacks in both the United Kingdom and the United States. Add to it the recent appointment of Ayman al-Zawahiri as the new head of Al-Qaeda coupled with the announcement by the Government that terrorists are now plotting to use “surgically implanted bombs”* in humans, and that threat only intensifies. According to International Counter Terrorism expert Samuel (Sam) Juchtman, that means a revised approach to national security is imperative. “There seems to be a shift in the MO of Al-Qaeda and its allies, which means security measures have to be updated in order to meet that threat,” said Juchtman.
Juchtman suggests that making a few adjustments to current security approaches will aid in effectively dealing with these potential threats. He recommends:
1) More comprehensive training. Detecting that there is a potential threat BEFORE it becomes real is the responsibility of everyone and not just a select few. Each person at each venue should receive training on what to look for and what to do next.
2) Multi-layered security protocols should be implemented. The more layers of security detection that are in place, the more likely it is that a threat can be both discovered and deterred. Communication must be streamlined so as to ensure rapid response time.
3) Higher priority given to the human element. Technology is a great tool, but it shouldn’t be the only one, especially when it comes to this new “chip away” strategy. A good rule for everyone to abide by is also the new slogan for the Department of Homeland Security, “SEE something, SAY something.” This human element is critical in the fight against potential terrorist attacks both now and in the future.
“We can’t just rely on technology, now we have to rely on each other to be more secure and that means better training, clearer communication and accepting personal responsibility,” added Juchtman.
Samuel Juchtman knows what it takes to make citizens more secure. Since 2009, he has served as Executive Director of the US affiliate of ICTS-Europe, Security Excellence for Air, Land and Sea (SEALS). Juchtman is also the originator of the highly acclaimed training program, Detect & Act, better known as DetAct, in which he has trained security personnel at airports and seaports internationally, including the UK, France, India and the US. Juchtman’s expertise as a security consultant has been sought out by the Canary Wharf Business District (the UK equivalent of Wall Street), Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and for the Beijing International Airport in preparation for the 2008 Olympics.
For more information, Mr. Juchtman can be reached at (954) 431-8088 or via email at sam(at)seals-us(dot)com.
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