Why This Book?
This book is of timely interest for any organization involved in aviation and maritime security almost anywhere in the world. The methods it describes are of equal interest to transportation security in general, while its proposed approach to solving a number of international conflicts at the source of, or influencing, acts of terrorism against civil aviation, or leading to piracy on the high seas will provide a new challenge.
Investigating the threat of terrorism against the aviation and Maritime transportation industries is often conducted under conditions similar to flying IFR with minimum instruments if any. The intelligence required to be able to thwart terrorist attacks before they are even hatched is no different. Security Intelligence within the context of transportation security, which is the main theme in this book, considers that threats from individuals, groups that have a rather political agenda to be no different from threats with a criminal intent.
Part I of this book covering the subject of intelligence, is meant to offer aviation and maritime security professionals a basic understanding as to how intelligence works. Part II offers the intelligence and law enforcement communities a window on the security intelligence requirements of civil aviation and maritime transport. The ultimate purpose being to demonstrate how much they need each other and how to go about it.
Universities in general, but particularly those offering transportation management, and/or security and intelligence studies programs will find the book to be particularly useful for students, faculty, and researchers, while it constitutes a resource for their libraries.
Intelligence and law enforcement agencies; as well as airlines; airports; shipping companies; ports; port facilities; and international waterways authorities will find in it a prescription for an integrated role to play to ensure both public and national security. Government departments, especially departments of transport, foreign affairs, defence and coast guard, as well as federal; state; provincial and local government, including international organizations such as ICAO, IATA, IMO, NATO, EURONAVFOR, BIMCO, etc. will further note the importance of an ongoing close working relationship between them and the private sector industries involved as far as security intelligence is concerned.