ATbar Water Security Course

Water Security Course

01/03/2014 | by ICT Staff  

Modern and Post-modern Terrorism Fundamentals

  • The phenomenon of global Islamic terrorism
  • Overview of relevant terrorism organizations
  • Ideology and motivation
  • Operational capabilities/ability to execute terror attacks
  • International deployment and presence
  • Known patterns and methods of operation
  • Water systems as a potentially "prominent" target for terror attacks
  • Cooperation with intelligence agencies and law enforcement authorities

The Threat to Water Systems

  • Main goals of water supply
  • Structure and character of potential tactical targets (Sources/distribution systems/water storage and aggregations/distribution)
  • Threats to the end user
  • Availability of effective weapons (Chemical, Biological, Radiological(
  • Criminal damage/ cyber/ computerized attack and blinding/ neutralization of command & control systems

Security Department Tasks

  • Personal security of employees
  • Securing water installation and distribution systems
  • Reduction of sabotage and criminal acts to water installations and distribution systems
  • Computer-based command and control; management of information security

Assumptions and Methods

  • Can security be assured for all installations?
  • Integration and calculation of cost benefit versus threats
  • Technological solutions (valve controls, warning, detection and identification systems, backups, continuous monitoring and prevention systems)
  • Prioritization of water threats and classification of water installations
  • Establishment of security control and operational centers
  • Preparation of emergency procedures and response drills
  • Public health emergency response

Organization and Emergency Response to Water Crisis

  • Regulations/Government decisions
  • Establishment of operation systems for real-time response
  • Main characteristics of water crisis
  • Principles of emergency response organizations/structures and command
  • Means and facilities
  • Physical protection of water distribution systems
  • Operational model components
  • Levels of alertness and operational stages
  • Decision process for water supply contamination event
  • Emergency water supply and distribution points
  • Instruction, training and drilling
  • Stand-down and Disaster Recovery Process (DRP)
  • Dealing with the public reaction to water systems terror attack
  • Dealing with the media
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