Security Awareness and

the Reality of Terrorism

An intensive 2 ½-day course for executives, designed to help you:

• Avoid becoming a target

• Protect yourself while traveling

• Keep a low profile for your family

• Establish company policies for handling terror situations

• Identify security problems at company facilities

• Work effectively with police and security organizations

• Survive, if you become a hostage

June 13-15, 1988

Dow Leadership Development Center

Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan


Security Awareness and

the Reality of Terrorism

Presented by

The Dow Leadership Development Center


The Shavano Institute for National Leadership

This intensive 2 ½-day course is especially designed for business managers who travel abroad or who are responsible for:

• physical security of plant or office facilities

• security of high-level executives and their families

• management of personnel who travel abroad

• sensitive technology or classified information

• company policy on handling crisis situations

It’s intended to make you aware of the real, present danger of terrorism ... help you make plans and policies to reduce your risk of becoming a target ... enable you to prepare for the reality of a terrorist attack.

The Terror Threat

to Your Company

The United States has so far been spared most of the frightening and destructive effects of terrorist violence.

Except for the anti-war and black power agitation of the late 60s and 70s — most of which was low-level and centered mainly around college and university campuses — we have not experienced anything approaching serious terror activity on American soil.

But that situation cannot last.

With the assertive stance of the U.S. military in the Persian Gulf, the bombing of Libyan terrorist training facilities, and aggressive federal prosecution of domestic radical groups, prospects are increasing for coordinated action against U.S. citizens and property.

In fact, according to terrorism expert Bruce Hoffman of the Rand Corporation, terrorist attacks on American-owned facilities outside the U.S. increased 30 percent last year.  It’s just a matter of time before we have to face terrorist violence at home.

Military installations and government offices are prime targets for attack.  But so are businesses, especially firms in energy, high technology and defense-related specialties, as are utilities, communication and transportation facilities, financial institutions — and the senior executives of such companies.

Course Designed to

Help Reduce the Risk

This course, taught by a distinguished group of terrorism specialists, will examine the phenomenon of terrorism, from both a domestic and international perspective; furnish a profile of the kinds of operations most vulnerable to terrorist violence; appraise the chances of your firm — or someone associated with it — becoming a target, either at home or abroad; and offer concrete, professional advice on steps you can take to protect your company, your staff, your family, and yourself.


Security Awareness and

the Reality of Terrorism

This intensive program will provide you with an overview of the terrorism picture, both domestically and internationally, alert you to possible dangers in your operating procedures, and help evaluate the potential for terrorists assaults against your company and those associated with it.

It will also provide guidelines for tightening security within your facilities and reducing your vulnerability; give you a basic understanding of the procedures followed by police and security agencies in dealing with terror incidents; advise you on the development of company policies for reducing the terror risk and minimizing disruption of operations if your firm is attacked; and help you prepare yourself and other key personnel to avoid risky situations or — if it should happen — increase the chances of surviving a kidnapping.

Subjects to be Covered

• Stereotypes of terrorism vs. the real thing

• The international terror network — how it’s organized and financed

• The radical Muslim strategy against the Judeo-Christian world

• Terror as leverage — how your company could be used to influence government policy

• Economic terrorism

• Threats to computerized data and business operations

• What risks do American companies and business people really face?

• What police and government can and can’t do to protect you

• Identifying the pressure points in your operations

• Overseas travel — what hazards to avoid, what procedures to follow

• Which of your people are prime targets?

• Security considerations for the families of top management

• Company policy for transferring authority, if a key executive is taken

• The psychology of kidnapping — what they’ll do to you ... what they’ll make you do and say ... how to survive

• • •

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Late 1980s

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