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COUNTERING TERRORISM & the ASSET THREAT SPECTRUM (CATS)

COUNTERING TERRORISM & the ASSET THREAT SPECTRUM (CATS)


PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:

The primary objective of this program is to equip the attendees with an understanding of the current international politico-economic climate which impacts on diplomacy and business, and addresses the prospects for the short and medium-term.

When the Berlin Wall came tumbling down in November, 1989 it affected more than the traffic flow through the once divided city. It marked the end of the Cold War which, despite all its crises and tribulations, was also a time of certainties, of permanent friends and permanent enemies.

It has already become a cliché to state that the Cold War is over and the US won! But the world has become far less safe as a political environment in which diplomacy and commerce may function. Low intensity warfare has spread like wildfire and not even the United States has been immune.

The first attack on the World Trade Center “Twin Towers” in New York on September 11, 2001, the second tallest buildings in the world, and the preeminent symbol of US economic might, burst the myth that terrorists are simply not able to operate on US soil.

Elsewhere empires had imploded, federations fragmented and out of the rubble new nationalisms had proliferated. New markets had opened up and there were exciting business opportunities, but many of them had attendant risks and question marks about their medium-term viability.

Throughout the diplomatic and business communities in the US and European Union, there was a growing concern and apprehension about extreme Islamic Fundamentalism. Samuel Huntingdon, a Harvard Professor wrote of a forthcoming “clash of civilizations” between Islam and the West.  Willy Claes, former Secretary General of NATO, had described Islamic fundamentalism as “at least as dangerous as communism was.”  And Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives, had urged the US to “establish a coherent strategy for fighting Islamic totalitarianism.”

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

This powerful and intensive forty hour program is designed for Chief Executives and Senior Directors of corporations who have an international business portfolio; Diplomats, Government Officials and Foreign Service Personnel; and those who are responsible for Homeland Security & Risk Management.

Upon successful completion of this Training Program, a Mounted Certificate of Completion will be awarded in “Countering Terrorism & the Asset Threat Spectrum.”

 

PARTICIPANTS WHO COMPLETE THIS SEMINAR SHOULD BE ABLE TO:

  • Have an understanding of the current international politico-security trends and future prospects into the short and medium-terms.
  • Understand the nature of terrorism and the threat posed to government institutions and international business on a worldwide basis.
  • Appreciate the regional dynamics and forces at work which create an unstable and potentially threatening situation in various parts of the world.
  • Have a broader appreciation of the nature of Islamic fundamentalism and more importantly, Islamist perception of the West.
  • Be exposed to the nature and structure of the international crime cartels.
  • Have experience of a crisis management simulation exercise centered on the repatriation of US executives from a strife-torn country in the Developing World; participants should be able to address contingency planning and crisis management.
  • Assess whether Islamic Fundamentalism is a threat or only a challenge to international business interests.

 

CERTIFIED PROTECTION PROFESSIONAL (CPP) RECERTIFICATION:

Documentation of attendance at these programs may be submitted to the ASIS Professional Certification Board for consideration of recertification credit by qualified Certified Protection Professionals.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEU):

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are nationally recognized units in qualified programs which allow participants to document all non-academic credit work completed. CEUs may be used as evidence of increased performance capabilities and for job advancement. They are recognized by many professional organizations and international companies.

 

NORTH CAROLINA PRIVATE PROTECTIVE SERVICES BOARD  (NCPPSB)

 

This “Counter Terrorism and the Asset Threat Spectrum”  program has been reviewed and is “Approved by the North Carolina Private Protective Services Board”. This Board regulates and licenses all Private Investigative, Security, & Counterintelligence activity within the State.

PRINCIPAL INSTRUCTORS:

 

Brig Barker

Stephen Komorek

Zach Grove

Greg Scott

Matthew Parker

 

CATS –  Countering Terrorism & the Asset Threat Spectrum

 

PROGRAM OUTLINE

 

SECTION I:      POST COLD WAR ERA

CATS-01:          The Wake-up Call: 911/Twin Towers and the Pentagon

CATS-02:           Department of Homeland Security

CATS-03:            Protecting the Nation�s Critical Infrastructure

CATS-04:            SO/LIC – Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict

CATS-05:            The Bush Presidency/43

CATS-06:            The Obama Presidency/44

 

SECTION II:          A GLOBAL OVERVIEW

The Post Cold War, World Order, Disorder and the Threat Spectrum to Government and International Business in a changing Geopolitical and Economic Environment.

CATS-07:            The Changing International Political & Economic Agenda

CATS-08:            International Perceptions and Expectations of the United States

in the World and it�s Implications in a 21st Century Market Place.

CATS-09:             The Nature and Threat of International Terrorism to Business

and Government in the Post 911 World.

CATS-10:              The Nature and Threat of Organized Crime to Business and

Government in the Post Cold War World.

Organized Crime: The Influence of the Crime Cartels on the

International Market.

CATS-11:               International Terrorism: The Proliferation of Weapons:

Conventional, Unconventional, Chemical, Biological,

Radiological & Nuclear (CBRN).

Cyber Terrorists: The Effects of Computer Terrorism in a

Global Environment

Narco Terrorism: The influence of the Drug Cartels on the

International Market.

Domestic Terrorism: The Bubba Effect – Militias, Gangs,

and the Line Wolf.

 

SECTION III:             REGIONAL CONCERN

The Potential Impact Posed by Organized Crime, Guerrillas, Terrorists, National States and Ideological Influences in a Regional Base to Government Representatives and Business Interests

CATS-12:                 Central and South America

CATS-13:                 The Asian Rim

CATS-14:                 The Middle East I: The Arabian Gulf and Islamic Crescent

The Middle East II: North Africa and the Southern Littoral

of the Mediterranean

CATS-15:                   Sub Saharan Africa

CATS-16:                   Europe I: East / Central Europe

Europe II:  Western Europe and the Trans-Atlantic Relationship

 

SECTION IV:             COUNTERING THE THREAT

Threat Assessment and Risk Analysis of the “Old World” Root Issues and the Causal Effects of “Modern” Terrorism.

CATS-17:                    Counter-Terrorism and Anti-Terrorism:

Principles and Techniques

CATS-18:                    Threat Assessment and Risk Analysis

CATS-19:                    Contingency Planning: Principles and Techniques

CATS-20:                    Incident & Crisis Management: The Do’s and Don’ts

National Incident Management: Simulation Exercise

Incident Management: Lessons Learned Presentation

of Solutions

 

SECTION V:               The ABC’s – SUPPLEMENTAL DATA

Appendices

Bibliography & References

Chronological Timeline

 

 

COURSE SCHEDULE:

 

Day 1

8:00 AM

Registration & Check-in

Training Site

8:30 AM

 

Welcome & Introduction

Executive Director
World Institute for Security Enhancement

   
Each Day

08:00 – 12:00

Seminar  Format

Lecture / Discussion

12:00 Noon Lunch
13:00 – 17:00 PM Lecture / Discussion
17:00 PM Adjourn

 

The above timetable approximates the schedule for this course.

Instructors may choose to vary the program and any changes will be announced.

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION:

 

World Institute for Security Enhancement courses are provided at our training sites across the United States and throughout the World. Most Open Session Courses  have been reviewed and are “Approved by the North Carolina Private Protective Services Board”.  This Board regulates and licenses all Private investigative, Security and Counterintelligence activity within the State of North Carolina.

ENROLLMENT:  Classroom space is limited. Please reserve your place now!

COURSE FEE:  $1,450.00 (USD)
$2,950.00 (SGD) All Course Offerings Outside of the Americas

 

FEE INCLUDES:  The course registration fee includes a attendee Reference Manual, Program Materials, a Mounted Certificate, and Daily Refreshments for most programs held at our United States training sites.

 

PAYMENT:  Payment in U. S. dollars is required with your registration form and must be received at least thirty (30) days prior to the beginning of the Class. Payment not received on time will automatically be placed in the next scheduled class.  Payment by Credit Card, Check or Money Order drawn on a U. S. Bank, in U. S. Dollars (USD), are accepted. Purchase orders or Training Requisition Forms Do Not constitute payment. Bank Transfers are Not accepted.

 

MEALS:  Lunches will not be provided.

 

DRESS:  Business casual is the recommended daily attire.

 

REFUNDS / CANCELLATIONS: The Institute reserves the right to amend any program should circumstances warrant such action. In the event of course postponement or cancellation, the Institute will reschedule the course, or apply the fee payment to any other program offered in the next twelve months. Liability for course cancellation is specifically limited to the amount of prepaid course fees and excludes any incidental or consequential damages. Attendees must confirm cancellations or substitutions, in writing, at least THIRTY (30) days prior to the initial class date. There will be a 10% administrative fee for a cancellation or substitution. Otherwise, fees are not refundable but may be transferred to another program of your choosing.

 

LODGING:  Lodging is NOT included. Each attendee is responsible for their own travel arrangements and lodging costs. Please make your room reservation at least three weeks prior to the initial class date.

 

INSTRUCTION:  While every effort is made to assure that scheduled instructors, equipment and training materials are present, unforeseen circumstances may occur. Therefore, the Institute reserves the right to substitute personnel and curriculum as required.