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Author Jackson, Brian A., 1972-

Title Emerging threats and security planning : how should we decide what hypothetical threats to worry about? / Brian A. Jackson, David R. Frelinger.

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2009.


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Series RAND Corporation occasional paper series ; OP-256-RC
Occasional paper (Rand Corporation) ; OP-256-RC.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 17-19).
Summary "Concerns about how terrorists might attack in the future are central to the design of security efforts to protect both individual targets and the nation overall. In thinking about emerging threats, security planners are confronted by a panoply of possible future scenarios coming from sources ranging from the terrorists themselves to red-team brainstorming efforts to explore ways adversaries might attack in the future. This paper explores an approach to assessing emerging and/or novel threats and deciding whether, or how much, they should concern security planners by asking two questions: (1) Are some of the novel threats 'niche threats' that should be addressed within existing security efforts? (2) Which of the remaining threats are attackers most likely to execute successfully and should therefore be of greater concern for security planners? If threats can reasonably be considered niche threats, they can be prudently addressed in the context of existing security activities. If threats are unusual enough, suggest significant new vulnerabilities, or their probability or consequences means they cannot be considered lesser included cases within other threats, prioritizing them based on their ease of execution provides a guide for which threats merit the greatest concern and most security attention. This preserves the opportunity to learn from new threats yet prevents security planners from being pulled in many directions simultaneously by attempting to respond to every threat at once."--Page 4 of cover.
Contents Cover; Preface; Contents; Tables; Summary; Emerging Threats and Security Planning: How Should We Decide What Hypothetical Threats to Worry About?; The Variety of Emerging Threats Challenging Security Planning; Framing a Middle-Ground Approach to Addressing Emerging Threats; Identifying Niche Threats; Prioritizing Emerging Threat Scenarios; Conclusions: Security Planning for the Niche and the Novel; References.
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Language English.
Subject National security -- United States -- Planning.
Terrorism -- United States -- Prevention.
United States -- Defenses -- Planning.
Strategic planning -- United States.
Civil defense -- United States.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Terrorism.
Civil defense. (OCoLC)fst00862456
Military readiness -- Planning. (OCoLC)fst01353790
National security -- Planning. (OCoLC)fst01033734
Strategic planning. (OCoLC)fst01134371
Terrorism -- Prevention. (OCoLC)fst01148123
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Military & Naval Science.
Law, Politics & Government.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Frelinger, Dave.
Other Form: Print version: Jackson, Brian A., 1972- Emerging threats and security planning. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2009 9780833047311 (DLC) 2009018478 (OCoLC)320131993
ISBN 9780833048646 (electronic bk.)
0833048643 (electronic bk.)
9780833047311 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0833047310 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Report No. RAND/OP-256-RC
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AU@ 000051546276
AU@ 000054171377
DEBBG BV043144989
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