Protective Intelligence Network Collaboration With Australian Security Enterprise BTaq
Published on 27th July, 2017
In June 2017 Protective Intelligence Network signed a collaboration agreement with the renown Australian security enterprise “bTaq”, one of the most important firm in Asia-Pacific delivering training on terrorist behaviour profiling. Two new courses were developed in synergy by Protective Intelligence Network and bTaq, and will be soon offered to the public.
Counter Terrorism Studies and Terrorist Behaviour Profiler
This course offers the trainee a general understanding of terrorism. Although no globally accepted definition of 'terrorism' yet exists, it is critical to understand the concept, the different ideologies and related preferred targets, and the most common tactics applied by terrorists. A simulation (table top exercise) of a realistic international counter terrorism investigation is also proposed in order to support the comprehension of law enforcement actions in CT investigation and their complexities. When this knowledge is acquired, the course follows offering a sound understanding of human behaviour, and the different connotation in human behaviours within a terrorist context. The aim is to offer a learning experience that will permit the trainee to define, classify and recognise different criminal behaviours, repetitive patterns, psychological aspects and body language outcomes. The course will provide the basis for applying proactive human behavioural scanning and screening, therefore adding an important security layer to the security activity in place. This course is unique as it associates a critical understanding of terrorism root causes, ideologies, tactics, targets, and the way to adopt proactive postures through behaviour led observation, intelligent profiling, resulting in proactive threat mitigation.
Surveillance and Counter Surveillance Operator (Basic)
This course wants to offer the trainee with a general understanding of operational activities such as covert surveillance, hostile surveillance detection and counter surveillance. Nowadays, those activities are not only related to law enforcement operatives, as private security actors play a critical role in threat mitigation, event & VIP protection, and therefore protective intelligence. After indoor learning activities - aimed to highlight the importance of observation, and provide an understanding of different typologies of covert surveillance, available ‘ad hoc’ technology, human behavioural patterns, verbal indicators, body language and cover identity exploitation - the course will introduce the trainee to realistic outdoor surveillance operation simulations. The possible use of different technologies (electronic measures, CCTV and facial recognition, SOCMINT Monitoring - depending venue and location ) will be also proposed during the course. The course is quite unique in Asia as it offers a blended learning experience that associates class interactions, the use of specific technology, and realistic outdoor simulation.