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by Paul Kerstein

Mall Security Adopts Israeli Tactics

Aug 08, 20051 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

While still just a harsh prophecy, a suicide attack at an American mallis on the minds of many security personnel. Private companies, lackingsupport and funds from the Department of Homeland Defense, are takingtheir cue and training from Israel. The Wall Street Journalreports that the Israelis have developed a sophisticated securitysystem to protect enclosed shopping centers that creates layers ofdefenses and has never allowed a successful breach by a suicide bomberto date. One of the keys to their success is to observe how a suicidebomber acts, not how he looks, which also helps to avoid racialprofiling. Read more.