Countering threats

6 December 2006  •  Author(s): Udi Bechor, Managing Director of I-SEC Homeland Security B.V.

Udi Bechor, Managing Director of I-SEC Homeland Security B.V., a provider of security solutions to public transportation and mass transit operators, shares his vision of upgrading the level of security by conducting organisation-wide risk assessments and designing comprehensive security concepts and cost-effective systems on their basis, with an emphasis placed on deterrence and prevention.

Background

In recent years, the threats faced by public transportation and mass transit systems have sharply increased. Following the terror attacks of 9/11, newly issued regulatory requirements and additional aviation security measures have made attacks on aircraft much more difficult to perpetrate. In their search for new targets, terrorists have identified public transportation as an attractive choice, for the following main reasons:

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