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HOMELAND SECURITY: “Protecting Critical Infrastructure” (HLS)

HOMELAND SECURITY: “Protecting Critical Infrastructure” (HLS)


In light of recent events, the President of the United States of America proposed and was granted the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. This is the most significant transformation of the U.S. government in over a half-century. The creation of this cabinet-level agency is an important step in the President’s national strategy for homeland security.

The Mission of the Department of Homeland Security is to:

Prevent terrorist attacks within the United States;

Reduce America’s vulnerability to terrorism; and

Minimize the damage and recover from attacks that do occur.

The Department of Homeland Security is responsible for securing our nation’s borders and transportation systems, manages who and what enters our homeland and works to prevent the entry of terrorists and the instruments of terrorism while ensuring the speedy flow of legitimate traffic.

The Department of Homeland Security ensures the preparedness of our nation’s emergency response professionals, provides the federal government response and aids America’s recovery from terrorist attacks and natural disasters.

The Department of Homeland Security leads the federal government’s efforts in preparing for and responding to the full range of terrorist threats involving weapons of mass destruction.

The Department of Homeland Security merged under one roof the capability to identify and assess current and future threats to the homeland, map those threats against our current vulnerabilities, inform the President, issue timely warnings, and immediately take or effect appropriate preventive and protective measures.

Since September 11, 2001 all levels of government have cooperated like never before to strengthen aviation and border security, stockpile more medicines to defend against bio-terrorism, improve information sharing among our intelligence agencies, and deploy more resources and personnel to protect our critical infrastructures.

The Administration’s approach to homeland security is based on principles of shared responsibility and partnership with the Congress, state and local governments, the private sector, and the American People.

This intensive five day program is designed to acquaint participants with an overview of relevant issues relating to their organization, whether in government services or in private industry. The program provides an excellent background on prevalent problems which may confront Safety and Security personnel and will provide suggested solutions.

The “Homeland Security: Protecting Critical Infrastructure” program is aimed at personnel in Government Service as well as Private Industry who wish to improve their knowledge and understanding of Critical Infrastructure Protection. Information and Techniques relating to specific concerns will be discussed, while at the same time defining the strengths and limitations of available Security Countermeasures.


The purpose of this “Homeland Security: Protecting Critical Infrastructure” program is  to train attendees to ensure that they can apply a standard level of adequate and timely Life Safety and National Security policies and procedures within Homeland Security environments.

Upon completion, a Mounted Certificate is awarded in “Homeland Security: Protecting Critical Infrastructure”.



This forty hour program has been specifically designed to meet the needs of First Responders, Law Enforcement, Government Officials, High Ranking Military Officers, Emergency Services, Security Directors, Risk Managers, Consultants, and Safety & Facilities Management Personnel, in both Government and Private Industry, responsible for Threat Assessment & Risk Analysis and Physical & Operational Security Analysis (POSA).


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


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.


Zach Grove

Stephen Komorek

Greg Scott

Brig Barker


Additional instruction may be provided by other faculty members


HS – Homeland Security:

“Protecting Critical Infrastructure”




HS-01    Department of Homeland Security

    • FEMA
    • State, Local & Private Sector Coordination

Planning, Transition and Implementation

  • Protecting Critical Infrastructure

HS-02    Emerging Global Threats & Geopolitical Impacts

  • Historical Perspective
  • Terrorist Organizations
  • Counter Terrorist Organizations
  • Sources of Threat Information

HS-03    Counter-Terrorism & the Asset Threat Spectrum




HS-04    Security Management & Layered Countermeasures

HS-05    National Incident Management System (NIMS)

  •     Overview & Major Components
  •     Multi-agency Coordination System
  •     National Response Plan Relationship



HS-06    Incident Management & Disaster Planning

  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Contingency Planning
  • Business Continuity
  • Emergency Support Functions
  • Interagency Cooperation
  • Applicable Laws




HS-07    Incident Command System

    • Common Terminology
    • Basic Organizational Structure
    • Role of Incident Commander
    • Relationship of Federal, State,

Local & Private Sector Officials

  • Unified Command Setup & Operation



HS-08    Table Top Exercise

  • Incident Response Team
  • Mock Terrorist Scenario
  • Interagency Cooperation

HS-09    Resources

  • Glossary of Terms
  • Reference Material




Day 1

08:00 AM

Registration & Check-in

Training Site


08:30 AM Welcome & Introduction
Each Day Seminar  Format
08:00 – 12:00 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.





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.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION:  Transportation is NOT included. For a fee, transportation is available from the Airport to your Hotel. Transportation is not provided to the Institute training site daily. Each participant is responsible for their own daily local ground transportation to the Institute Training Site.

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.