Toward a Target-specific Method of Threat Assessment

  • Yael Shahar
Part of the Integrated Series In Information Systems book series (ISIS, volume 18)

This chapter describes a threat assessment model used at ICT to estimate the “attractiveness” of specific facilities to terrorist organizations. The model uses on-site evaluations of vulnerabilities to build a portfolio of possible attack scenarios. The scenarios are then analyzed using known or estimated sensitivities and target-assessment criteria for the different organizations. The results provide a means of rating the different scenarios according to their attractiveness to different types of terrorist groups. This will enable decision-makers to concentrate resources on the most the probable scenarios, rather than on worst-case scenarios. The model has provided credible results for actual venues.


Terrorist Group Attack Scenario Target Country Bomb Suicide Threat Assessment 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yael Shahar
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  1. 1.Institute for Counter-TerrorismInterdisciplinary CenterIsrael

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