The ability to detect suspicious activity early in the planning phase is the primary means of defeating a terrorist attack. Thus, surveillance detection (SD) has become critical to successful intelligence collection, counter terrorism and security operations. By applying effective surveillance detection to security and counter terror operations we can effectively detect and prevent terrorist attacks in the planning phases, reduce the number of attacks and allow for safer operations in high risk environments.
A look at Hostile Environment Surveillance Operations As a result of the privatization of Iraq in 2003 and the dramatic growth of private security operations in politically unstable and hostile environments, close protection professionals are finding themselves working in increasingly diverse environments that require highly specialized skills and training. One of those specializations […]
Surveillance Detection & Global Business As we continue this series of articles discussing surveillance detection (SD), it is only natural that we explore the use of SD by global business to mitigate and prevent attacks on their businesses. The National Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism reports that around 20% of international […]
Individuals face a variety of threats in today’s global environment. By developing and applying a Surveillance Detection (SD) plan to the targets daily protection operations you can significantly reduce the likelihood of an attack on your target. Before surveillance detection (SD) can be used to prevent or deter an attack, you must […]
About the Author – Jeff Burns Jeff Burns has over 20 years of investigation and close protection experience having worked in both the public and private sectors. Mr. Burns currently works for a government agency where he is assigned to a covert surveillance unit that conducts surveillance and undercover operations against individuals suspected of […]