HLS499 Prevent Terrorism and Enhancing Security

Prevent Terrorism and Enhancing Security

 

Prevent Terrorism and Enhancing Security

 

 

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Overview

Mission area and extension

Response and capabilities from key leadership roles

Recent disaster examples

Conclusion

References

 

 

 

 

Mission area and extension

DHS Mission Area covered

Prevent terrorism and enhancing security

Extension of simulation

Cyber crime on Franklin County

Potential for collateral terrorist activities

 

Situational Awareness Brief – Expansion on scenario

Vulnerability to public

Potential outcomes from the unexpected

 

Comments From Key Leadership Roles

EOC Commander

Operations Section Chief

Logistics Section Chief

Supporting Agencies

 

Recent disaster examples and the impact on people, community, or region

September 11th and the Anthrax attacks that followed

Credit Card Skimming

 

 

 

 

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Mission Area and Extension

DHS Mission Area Defined

Prevent Terrorism and Enhance Security

Franklin County Disaster – Extended

County weakened by disaster

Potential terrorist like attacks

Cyber crime

Fraudulent companies

CBRNE

DHS Mission Area Defined

Prevent terrorism and Enhance Security (DHS, 2016)

1. Prevent terrorist attacks

2. Prevent the unauthorized acquisition, importation, movement, or use of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear materials and capabilities within the United States

3. Reduce the vulnerability of critical infrastructure and key resources, essential leadership, and major events to terrorist attacks and other hazards

 

Franklin County Disaster – Extended

Cyber crime

Can come in the form of “helping” websites

Credit Card Skimming – Using fake card readers at ATMs or gas pumps

Fraudulent companies

Fake agents from companies promising to help those in need

Companies making exorbitant promises in to promise you and your investment return from disaster

Potential terrorist like attacks

Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and high-yield Explosives

Poisoning of water

Bombing of surrounding hospitals or helping agency headquarters

 

 

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Response and Capabilities From Key Leadership Roles

EOC Commander

Understand capabilities for the disaster at hand

Comply with National Incident Management System (NIMS) ideologies

Operations Section Chief

Manages specific responsibilities in to execute the objectives established (FEMA, 2017)

Directs the execution of objectives outlined in the Incident Action Plan (IAP) (FEMA, 2017)

EOC Commander

Understand capabilities for the disaster at hand

Especially in changing scenarios

Comply with National Incident Management System (NIMS) ideologies

Establish Incident Command System (ICS) and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) communications

Understand how to maneuver these positions and their capabilities should other disasters arise

 

Operations Section Chief

Manages specific responsibilities in to execute the objectives established (FEMA, 2017)

Directs the execution of objectives outlined in the Incident Action Plan (IAP) (FEMA, 2017)

Ability to adjust as situation becomes more or less complex

 

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Response and Capabilities From Key Leadership Roles – Continued

Logistics Section Chief

Provides facilities, services, people and materials in support of the incident (FEMA, 2017)

Coordinates with local agencies in support of logistical needs (FEMA, 2017)

Maintains transportation/supports traffic plan (FEMA, 2017)

Supporting Agencies

Local

State

Federal

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)/Other

Logistics Section Chief

Provides facilities, services, people and materials in support of the incident

Food, transportation, communication, connectivity to family and supporting agencies

Coordinates with local agencies in support of logistical needs

Outreach to other resources and companies that have the ability to support area

Maintains transportation/supports traffic plan

 

Supporting Agencies

Local

First responders and EMT (depending on the scope of the disaster)

State

Further support and resources offered

Federal

Worst case scenario, potential use of Stafford Act to support disaster

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)/Other

American Red Cross

Local/State/Federal volunteer agencies

Some agencies have specialized teams for CBRNE incidents or HazMat materials that can be of use during unforeseen attacks or terrorist activities

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Recent Disaster Examples

2018 Holiday season

Credit Card Skimming

Secret Service launches Operation Deep Impact

Report from ValuePenguin.com

Anthrax letters after September 11th Attacks

7 days after the attack in New York

5 died and 17 infected from exposure

Coverage and details through NPR.org

2018 Holiday season

The Secret Service estimates that it recovers 20 to 30 credit card skimmers from gas pumps every week, and each device has information from about 80 cards on it. But by the time the agency recovers the devices, scammers have already begun using the cards. (Caughill, 2018)

 

Anthrax letters after September 11th Attacks

Seven days after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, anonymous letters laced with deadly anthrax spores began arriving at media companies and congressional offices. Over the ensuing months, five people died from inhaling anthrax and 17 others were infected after exposure. (NPR, 2011)

 

 

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Conclusion

Mission area and extension

Goals defined by DHS to Prevent Terrorism and Enhancing Security

Response and capabilities from key leadership roles

Logistics Chief

Operations Chief

EOC Commander

Supporting agencies

Recent disaster examples

Cyber crime with holiday shoppers using “Credit Card Skimming”

Over assault with Anthrax that followed the September 11th attacks

Mission area and extension

Goals defined by DHS to Prevent Terrorism and Enhancing Security

1. Prevent terrorist attacks

2. Prevent the unauthorized acquisition, importation, movement, or use of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear materials and capabilities within the United States

3. Reduce the vulnerability of critical infrastructure and key resources, essential leadership, and major events to terrorist attacks and other hazards

 

Response and capabilities from key leadership roles

Logistics Chief

Manage resources needed during the incident

Project for future operations

Operations Chief

Carry out objectives created by the EOC Commander on scene

EOC Commander

Expertise in the incident at hand

Conduct operations in accordance with NIMS

 

Supporting agencies

Local, State, and Federal agencies have further reach in resources and specialty teams that can conduct certain operations needed like HazMat teams or CBRNE response teams

 

 

Recent disaster examples

Cyber crime with holiday shoppers using “Credit Card Skimming”

20 to 30 credit cards during the holiday season were captured by the Secret Service, each with approximately 80 victims per card

Over assault with Anthrax that followed the September 11th attacks

Anthrax spores put in envelopes that killed 5 and infected 17

 

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References

Caughill, D. (2018, December 04). Gas Station Credit Card Skimming Is on the Rise: Secret Service. Retrieved from https://www.valuepenguin.com/news/gas-station-credit-card-skimmer-alert

FEMA. (2017, September). Operations Section Chief. Retrieved from https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1507480594483-c03057a7e8423fac8eb6b85a5976a645/NQS_509_OpsSectionChief_FINAL.pdf

FEMA. (2017, September). Logistics Section Chief. Retrieved from https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1507480592601-c03057a7e8423fac8eb6b85a5976a645/NQS_509_LogisticsSectionChief_FINAL.pdf

NPR. (2011, February 15). Timeline: How The Anthrax Terror Unfolded. Retrieved from https://www.npr.org/2011/02/15/93170200/timeline-how-the-anthrax-terror-unfolded

Caughill, D. (2018, December 04). Gas Station Credit Card Skimming Is on the Rise: Secret Service. Retrieved from https://www.valuepenguin.com/news/gas-station-credit-card-skimmer-alert

 

FEMA. (2017, September). Operations Section Chief. Retrieved from https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1507480594483-c03057a7e8423fac8eb6b85a5976a645/NQS_509_OpsSectionChief_FINAL.pdf

 

FEMA. (2017, September). Logistics Section Chief. Retrieved from https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1507480592601-c03057a7e8423fac8eb6b85a5976a645/NQS_509_LogisticsSectionChief_FINAL.pdf

 

NPR. (2011, February 15). Timeline: How The Anthrax Terror Unfolded. Retrieved from https://www.npr.org/2011/02/15/93170200/timeline-how-the-anthrax-terror-unfolded

 

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