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  • Counter Terrorism

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  • 01/TP/CT/10

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  • Instructional Seminar
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An Introduction to Hostage Terrorism

Two-day seminar for security directors, protection detail officers’ security-site managers, and logistic managers. Its purpose is to contribute to the understanding of kidnapper motives both ff (financial) and terrorist (political) and how both are intertwined. Enhance the importance of confrontation methods which consist of three primary elements

  • Step 1) Prevent – Awareness is the first step in preventing a kidnapping
  • Step 2) Mitigate – Terrorists and kidnappers profile their victims
  • Step 3) Response – How does someone survive a kidnapping, captivity or rescue?

Surviving the next Mumbai-style Attack
The 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks were more than ten coordinated shooting and bombing attacks across Mumbai, India’s largest city, by Islamic terrorists from Pakistan. The attack began on 26 November 2008 and lasted until 29 November, killing at least 173 people and wounding more than 300 people. Case study will review important lessons learned from the government and private sector response to include a table-top exercise and scenario role-play for security directors and company leadership.

Introduction to Hostage-Terrorism
Hostage-Terrorism: terrorist groups who use the criminal act of abducting and holding individuals against their will to announce their agenda, raise their profile, negatively influence, disrupt and degrade political will and the decision-making ability of their declared adversary.  Their hostages are used for the purpose of making public demands, raising awareness to their cause and or funds by privately extorting ransoms or forcing concessions from nations or entities.

Case Studies on :

  • Mumbai 2008
  • Iraq 2004 to present
  • Burnham kidnapping in Philippines
  • Piracy of the coast of Africa and Malaysia

Training modules to cover:

  • Kidnapping Prevention 101
  • How Kidnappers & terrorist target victims
  • Types of kidnappings and Hostage-Takers
  • How to Survive a Kidnapping
  • Crisis Management during a Hostage-Taking Incident.
  • Negotiations.
  • Return home with personal honor intact.


Open to members of public and private security  professionalsThe State Sector:Policemen, military personals. security supervisor and managers in state-run facilities governmental offices, counter terrorism units, Public-Transportation, Courts, Schools, State functionaries’ body guards, etc.).The Private Sector: Security companies’ personnel, security managers, risk and emergency manager’s, representatives of security-related academies, Hotel-security managers, Hospitals, Shopping Centers, Regional corporations and companies, VIP Body Guards, etc.
The seminar will consist of presentations and videos, direct sharing of information and experience, and analysis of past events & extraction of operative conclusions. Dynamic and interactive teaching methods are used, as well as table-top exercises.

None.  Course is recommended for law enforcement organizations.

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