Anti-Terrorism and Hotel Security Course

The S2 Anti-Terrorism and Hotel Security course is designed to instruct security professionals in practical measures for managing risk of terrorist attack against hotels and resort facilities. The objective of this course is to prepare security personnel for assignments that require planning security and emergency preparations for hotels at potential risk of terrorist violence.

The information presented in this course reflects best practices in anti-terrorism and security risk management as may be applied in a wide range of hospitality facilities. The strategies and tactics presented in this course are based on the instructor’s decades of experience in protecting facilities against terrorist threats and critical evaluation of terrorist attacks against hotels around the world. The protective strategies and measures explored in this course are specifically presented with consideration to the characteristics of hotels and resorts including issues such as public access, branding, diverse activities, and variations in regional risk profiles.

Summary of topics include:

Dynamics of Terrorism and Hotel Security • Security Risk Management and Hospitality Facilities • Operations Security and Protective Counterintelligence • Physical Security and Access Control for Hotels • Blast Mitigation Design • Emergency Response Planning for Hotels

    • Recognizing risks associated with contemporary terrorism including an in-depth understanding of terrorist modus operandi employed in previous attacks against hotels and resorts.
    • Identifying security requirements essential to reducing terrorism related risk in hospitality environments.
    • Implementing Operations Security (OPSEC) and protective counterintelligence principles to impair terrorists’ ability to gather target intelligence.
    • Behavioral profiling and training hotel employees in suspicious activity recognition and reporting.
    • Designing and specifying physical security measures for performance against terrorist armed attack and IED delivery scenarios appropriate in hotel environments.
    • Developing effective entry control measures for validating, screening, and searching entrants in hotel facilities located in high-risk areas.
    • Designing and specifying protective measures and facility improvements for mitigation of explosive attacks.
    • Developing a hotel-level Incident Command System and designing effective infrastructure to support emergency response operations.
    • Developing safe and effective procedures for responding to terrorist attack scenarios in hospitality facilities.

Course Details

Craig Gundry

Restriction Level
Level 2 – Verified Security Professionals & Law Enforcement Only

Presentation Time
24-Hrs/2 Days (8:30am to 4:30pm)

Hotel Security Managers and Corporate Security Professionals, Security Consultants, Homeland Security Professionals

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