Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM)
One of the most commonly used attack methods is the use of vehicles. Either as a means of carrying explosives (Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device- VBIED), using the vehicle as the weapon itself by ramming pedestrians, or as a means to transport attackers and weapons into a secure area. The problem is especially significant in public and civilian establishments, shopping centres, office buildings, and hotels. The challenge security managers and designers face is how to screen large numbers of vehicles in the shortest amount of time without causing mass inconvenience and hurting business continuity, while maintaining a high level of security. With vehicles ranging from motorcycles to taxis, to large delivery trucks - that challenge is not simple. This training is designed to understand and identify what is a suspicious vehicle, what are the most relevant modes of attack, and how we can plan our security operations to mitigate and counter this risk. The seminar will include case studies and samples from global incidents, review various methods and technologies for vehicle mitigation,
Valuable Key Takeaways
- Develop the knowledge and tools to identify and understand what a suspicious vehicle is.
- Understand the point of view of the attacker- what are the relevant threats and what threat scenarios can impact your operations.
- Understand how to create a mitigation plan incorporating traffic management tools and security technologies.
The following subjects will be covered in the seminar:
• Suspicious Signs in vehicles
• Methods of Attack- understanding the threats to your operations, based on the industry and type of operations. We will cover current threats, and relevant threat scenarios
• Assessment- where is my site or operation most vulnerable to a vehicle attack. Understanding the process of vehicle entry to a site, traffic patterns and dynamics.
• Mitigation strategies- Screening, Processes, Technologies, Procedures, and Training.
• How to implement proactive measures and what options are available and what constraints need to be considers
• Selection and application of vehicle security barriers (VSB) active and passive
• Emergency response
• Standoff distance urban and open areas
• Guidelines, Standards and Regulations- ISO, CPNI, DHS, and other agencies’ publications.
Who Should Attend?
• Physical Protection Professional
• Security Consultants
• Cooperate Security Managers
• Police Officers
• Army Officers
• Aviation Security
• Public Transportation Security
• Critical Infrastructure Protection Team
• Hotel Security, Public Installations, Event Security
• Facility Managers
• Managers with Security Responsibility
• VIP Protection Agents
This is a 1-day seminar. Lectures will include case studies, videos, and other visual aids from around the world.
Ariel Shafran is senior security consultant with international experience in large scale projects ranging from government institutions to privately held companies. His experience includes projects in the maritime and aviation industry, critical infrastructures, banking and financial institutions, corporations, and real estate developers.
Ariel is a veteran of the Israeli armed forces, serving in an infantry unit as a commander in different combat zones. After leaving the army, he joined the Israeli security services where he served an aviation and embassy security officer, protecting Israeli assets all over Europe. In 2004 Ariel joined the public security sector, as a security consultant. He specialized in the Maritime industry, implementing international security codes and procedures at different ports and port facilities in Europe. conducting security assessments, developed operational and contingency plans, implemented tactical and security equipment, and developed training material for managers and security personnel.
His specialty is providing a holistic solution to security threats in different parts of the world. The solutions integrate site critical assessments, development of site specific protocols and procedures, integration of technologies and equipment, and comprehensive training and exercises.