A risk-based approach to designing effective security force training exercises

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The effectiveness of a security force in protecting a nuclear facility is often evaluated using training exercises that pit a group of simulated attackers against a security team. In the situation studied here, a security force was regularly tested by a regulatory body with the responsibility for security oversight. It was observed that the regulators were continually imposing more challenging security scenarios by assigning increasingly sophisticated facility knowledge to the attackers. Not surprisingly, the security forces' assessed effectiveness decreased until eventually they were unable to successfully resist the attacks. Security managers maintained that the knowledge attributed to the attackers was ... continued below

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Bott, T. F. (Terrence F.) & Eisenhawer, S. W. (Stephen W.) January 1, 2002.

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The effectiveness of a security force in protecting a nuclear facility is often evaluated using training exercises that pit a group of simulated attackers against a security team. In the situation studied here, a security force was regularly tested by a regulatory body with the responsibility for security oversight. It was observed that the regulators were continually imposing more challenging security scenarios by assigning increasingly sophisticated facility knowledge to the attackers. Not surprisingly, the security forces' assessed effectiveness decreased until eventually they were unable to successfully resist the attacks. Security managers maintained that the knowledge attributed to the attackers was becoming increasingly unrealistic and feared they would be forced to concentrate resources on unrealistic scenarios at the expense of more credible threats.

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  • Submitted to: INMM 44th annual meeting, July 13-17, 2003 Phoenix, AZ

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  • Report No.: LA-UR-02-7592
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Bott, T. F. (Terrence F.) & Eisenhawer, S. W. (Stephen W.). A risk-based approach to designing effective security force training exercises, article, January 1, 2002; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc933886/: accessed December 13, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.