Observation and neutralization must come together so that we can have an important strategic surprise on the adversary. The connection of these 2 roles is imperative in order to act in real time and avoid unnecessary communication between the observers and the reactionary force.
Deterrence is not a security objective and do not count on it when you build your security doctrine, plan, procedures for effective prevention and/or neutralization tactics for adversary threats.
The gut feeling can be a very effective tool in security, particularly when you lack critical data but need to make a rapid decision, or when you cannot explain a particular feeling you have.
In terror the adversary has numerous advantages which must be taken into account. The adversary chooses when, how, where to attack. These 3 pillars of action are fundamental to understand because....
I want to start this post by stating that all so called practitioners of proactive security clearly misunderstand what the art of profiling includes. As a result, it is very comfortable to use a common pretext that says: Profiling is racially based! or it does not work!
A threat is something we do not control and is directly related to the adversary. We do not control his motivations and intentions but can we control his capabilities? Capabilities can only be controlled if you are in constant conflict with an adversary and your actions affect his capabilities of inflicting a threat on your organization.
There are many schools of thought regarding the effectiveness of body language in understanding irregular behavior and detecting unusual activity. However, all these schools of thought derive their techniques from the underlying factor that human beings communicate far more non verbally rather than verbally. In fact, only 20% of our message gets communicated verbally! while 80 % is communicated non verbally.
For many years up to now coming to an agreed definition of terrorism has been the center of attention and disagreement among strategists, politicians, policy makers and academicians. The debate has been very technical over the specific use of words, their meaning and connotations.
One of the most counter productive components of security involves the :"Distortion of Data". Security operations require intelligence which is concrete and has no component of misinterpretation or distortion of the true scenario.
Understanding a person when your time is limited is not always as simple as it seems and often we rely on our perceptions which are distorted and not representative of the real picture. Our brains can be trained to perform basic activities that limit our distortion of reality and put us in a right path for understanding what we see and minimize our mistakes. I suggest you try this and see how you improve your judgement.
These 2 activities are treated as separate activities and this creates a number of serious problems.
When looking for suspicious signs there must be a harmony between the verbal and non verbal channels.