Protecting Crowded Places from Terrorism: The Australian Approach

Wednesday, September 23 12:25 PM - 1:15 PM EDT

Location: Physical & Operational Security

Event Information

Title: Protecting Crowded Places from Terrorism: The Australian Approach


Protecting crowded places from terrorism requires security professionals to collaborate with a host of resources, including national intelligence agencies, local police, state and local governments, architects, urban planners, and engineers. In today's planning environment, when faced with asymmetric threats, how can places be designed that are safe, secure, and equitable without compromising liveability and urban amenities? Consider the Australian approach to implementing protection in crowded places and review lessons drawn from designing major infrastructure projects and developments. Topics include mitigating the presence of hostile vehicles, active shooter and melee attacks, IEDs, and other low likelihood/high consequence events.

Type: All Access Education

Target Audience Experience Level: Mid-Career

Industry Application: Education,Real Estate/Construction,Transportation/Supply Chain

Globally Focused Session: Globally Applicable

Learning Objective #1: Understand the Australian approach to counterterrorism planning, including a risk-based approach that incorporates design for each risk type.

Learning Objective #2: Apply this approach to other security planning methodologies, including how to define threats in such a way that the planning process is focuses on a credible worst case.

Learning Objective #3: Articulate a coherent and comprehensive security risk management approach to design for crowded places, balancing public amenities with security through progressive design thinking, alternative options, and integrated security approaches to provide protection in non-traditional ways.


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