Critical Infrastructure Protection Course

The S2 Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Course is designed to prepare security professionals for assignments involving the protection of critical process facilities against sabotage and terrorist violence. This program provides a detailed exploration of risk management methods for critical infrastructure sites, adversary methods, and essential skills and knowledge necessary for developing effective security and emergency readiness programs.

The information presented in the S2 Critical Infrastructure Protection course reflects best practices in security management, anti-terrorism, physical security, and emergency preparation as may be applied to a wide range of critical infrastructure facilities. The measures presented in this course are based on the instructor’s decades of experience working as a security consultant for critical infrastructure organizations, critical evaluation of hundreds of terrorist attacks, and analysis of methods for protecting process facilities pioneered by organizations throughout the world.

Summary of topics include:

Adversaries and Threats to Critical Infrastructure • Risk Assessment Methodology • Process Analysis and Critical Asset Identification  • Threat Assessment & Design Basis Threat Design •  Risk Management Strategy & Critical Infrastructure •  Operations Security & Protective Counterintelligence • Physical Security Design and Access Control Planning • Blast Mitigation and Process Facility Design • Protection Against Projected Charge Weapon and IEMI Threats • Emergency Response Planning & Infrastructure Design • Response to Armed Assaults • Bomb Threat Management • Suspect IED & VBIED Response • Post-Blast Response

    • Recognizing risks associated with critical infrastructure including an in-depth understanding of contemporary terrorist modus operandi and methods of covert sabotage used by state-directed adversaries.
    • Understanding technical characteristics of explosive events,  IEMI threats, and ballistic weapons necessary for designing effective protective measures.
    • Assessing facility risks and utilizing risk management principles in security planning, including:
      • Understanding risk management principles and the function of risk assessment in security planning.
      • Recognizing important characteristics of security related risk
      • Conducting security assessments by utilizing qualitative risk assessment methodology.
      • Designing prioritized security countermeasures strategies by utilizing cost-benefit analysis techniques.
    • Implementing Operations Security (OPSEC) and protective counterintelligence principles to impair terrorists’ ability to gather target intelligence.
    • Designing and specifying physical security measures for effective performance against terrorist armed attack and IED delivery scenarios.
    • Developing effective entry control measures for validating, screening, and searching entrants at facility entry points.
    • Identifying hazardous devices, possible device components, and risks associated with hazardous devices.
    • Designing and specifying protective measures and facility improvements for mitigation of projected charge weapon, IED,  and IEMI attacks.
    • Recognizing indications of terrorist attack or impending sabotage events.
    • Developing a facility-level Incident Command System and designing effective infrastructure to support emergency response operations.
    • Developing safe and effective procedures for responding to a full spectrum of terrorist attack and sabotage scenarios.


Course Details

Craig Gundry

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

Presentation Time
40-Hrs/5-Days (8:30am to 4:30pm)

Security Professionals Responsible for Protecting Critical Infrastructure Facilities, Homeland Security Professionals

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