European Journal for Security Research

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 265–271 | Cite as

A Fast-Track Method for Assessing the Risk of a Terrorist Attack on Transportation Facilities

  • Alexey V. ShvetsovEmail author
  • Maxim A. Shvetsov
Original Article


The study reported in this paper was designed to develop a fast-track method for assessing the risk of a terrorist attack on transportation facilities. This method may be of particular significance for transportation systems with numerous facilities, like subways and railroads. For instance, in a situation where there is information that in the coming days a terrorist attack may occur along a subway line, employing this method can enable the experts to promptly determine the facilities (stations) which are the likeliest to be attacked by the terrorists. Upon receipt of the data, the police and security team will be able to go ahead and concentrate the forces around those specific facilities, which should help boost the likelihood of the terrorist attack getting prevented.


Transportation security Transportation systems Transportation facilities Terrorist attack Risk assessment 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.North-Eastern Federal UniversityYakutskRussian Federation
  2. 2.Far East State Transport UniversityKhabarovskRussian Federation

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