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Advanced Transportation Technologies in the Global War Against Terrorism Eva Lerner-Lam, President Eva Lerner-Lam, President Palisades Group USA 8th International.

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1 Advanced Transportation Technologies in the Global War Against Terrorism Eva Lerner-Lam, President Eva Lerner-Lam, President Palisades Group USA 8th International Conference on Application of Advanced Technologies in Transportation Engineering Beijing, China May 26, 2004 PALISADES

2 Terrorism is Global Bali, Indonesia, Oct New York, Sept Madrid, Spain, March 2004 Moscow, Feb 2004 Casablanca, Morocco, May 2003 Tokyo, March 1995

3 PALISADES Types of Terrorist Threats Destruction/disruption of critical infrastructures (transportation, power and energy, communications, finance and banking, and emergency systems) High casualty/high profile attacks against innocent people International and Domestic origins

4 PALISADES The Roles of Technology Technology has aided terrorism to become global in scale Internet-based communications (transfers of cash, instructions, web-based tutorials, etc.) Internet-based communications (transfers of cash, instructions, web-based tutorials, etc.) Technology-based attack mechanisms (SCADA systems, mobile phone bomb detonators, etc.) Technology-based attack mechanisms (SCADA systems, mobile phone bomb detonators, etc.) Therefore, technology must also be used to fight terrorism

5 PALISADES Objective: Using Technology to Fight Terrorism Enhance information about passengers and their carry-ons, freight, freight facilities and operations to help Deter, Detect and Mitigate terrorist threats

6 PALISADES Application of Advanced Technologies in Transportation Can Help… Deter Attacks through “Layered Hardening” of Facilities and Procedures Detect Reconnaissance through Surveillance and Assessment Mitigate Attacks through Response Planning, Exercises and Drills

7 PALISADES Examples of Advanced Technologies That Can Enhance Security Intelligent Video Surveillance Systems Intelligent Video Surveillance Systems Chemical Detection Systems Chemical Detection Systems Automated Vehicle Location Systems Automated Vehicle Location Systems Automated Customer Information Automated Customer Information Passenger and Freight Simulation Models and Analyses Passenger and Freight Simulation Models and Analyses Decision-Support Systems Decision-Support Systems Artificial Intelligence Techniques Artificial Intelligence Techniques Training and Outreach Applications Training and Outreach Applications Cyberspace monitoring and tracking Cyberspace monitoring and tracking

8 PALISADES Deter Attacks Information Systems Security Technology Technology Policies Policies Physical Security Technology Technology Policies Policies

9 PALISADES Deter Attacks, con’d. Systematic, roving inspections All modes (transit, highways, ports, seaways, airports, pipelines, etc.) Front-line operations as well as maintenance and other back office activities Front-line operations as well as maintenance and other back office activities Barcode scanning and chemical/radiation detection of payloads on freight and passengers Barcode scanning and chemical/radiation detection of payloads on freight and passengers

10 PALISADES Detect Telecommunications Interception technologies Interception technologiesInternet Automated monitoring of messaging traffic Automated monitoring of messaging trafficVideo Automated monitoring of public facilities Automated monitoring of public facilitiesSensors Chemical and biological monitoring Chemical and biological monitoring Bomb detection Bomb detection

11 PALISADES Mitigate Attacks Communications Interoperability Interoperability Failsafe systems Backup and redundant systems Backup and redundant systems Response planning Exercises Exercises Drills Drills

12 PALISADES Challenges Lack of standards Hardware Hardware Software Software Policies and Procedures Policies and Procedures Lack of local interagency coordination Rivalries and parochialism Rivalries and parochialism Lack of global alliances To match those of terrorist organizations To match those of terrorist organizations Early example: Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) Early example: Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)

13 PALISADES Moving Forward Recognize vulnerabilities of old systems to attacks using new technologies Forge domestic and international alliances that can help defend against the global reach of terrorism Policy and technical levels Policy and technical levels Think inter-modally Think inter-modally

14 PALISADES More Information US Department of Homeland Security: Transportation Security: Public Transport: Copies of presentation and other references:


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