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Minding the Gaps: The Risks and Rewards of Information

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Sep 15, 2016 | 08:00 GMT
Countersurveillance is one of the best tools a security professional can use to disrupt plots by terrorist operatives.
By identifying and monitoring information found only through surveillance, security teams can detect plots soon enough to stop them.
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No matter how innovative a terrorist planner is or how sophisticated his tradecraft, he is still bound by the constraints inherent to the attack cycle. By identifying and monitoring these gaps, security personnel can detect attack preparations in time to stop a plot in its tracks....

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