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This book is devoted primarily to papers prepared by American and Russian specialists on cyber terrorism and urban terrorism. It also includes papers on biological and radiological terrorism from the American and Russian perspectives. Of particular interest are the discussions of the hostage situation at Dubrovko in Moscow, the damge inflicted in New York during the attacks on 9/11, and Russian priorities in addressing cyber terrorism.


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National Research Council. 2004. Terrorism: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Improving Responses: U.S.-Russian Workshop Proceedings. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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254 pages |  6 x 9 | 

  • Paperback:  978-0-309-08971-5
  • Ebook:  978-0-309-16623-2
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Front Matter i-xiv
URBAN TERRORISM Analysis of the Threats and Consequences of Terrorist Acts in Urban Settings: Outline of a Protection System 1-14
Urban Security and September 11, 2001, in New York City: Projection of Threats onto a City as a Target and Measures to Avert Them or Minimize Their Impact 15-25
Lessons Learned from the Nord-Ost Terrorist Attack in Moscow from the Standpoint of Russian Security and Law Enforcement Agencies 26-34
Preventing Catastrophic Consequences of Bioterrorism in an Urban Setting 35-38
Toxic Chemicals and Explosive Materials: Terrorism-Related Issues for the Research Community, Chemical Industry, and Government 39-46
The Role of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs in Combating Terrorism in Urban Conditions 47-57
The Three R’s: Lessons Learned from September 11, 2001 58-68
The Role of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations and Executive Branch Agencies of the City of Moscow in Dealing with Emergency Situations Arising from Acts of Terrorism 69-74
CYBERTERRORISM A Perspective on Cybersecurity Research in the United States 75-84
Analysis of the Threat of Cyberattacks to Major Transportation Control Systems in Russia 85-92
Cyberattacks as an Amplifier in Terrorist Strategy 93-96
Cybercrime and Cyberterrorism 97-103
Protecting Bank Networks from Acts of Computer Terrorism 104-111
Computer Security Training for Professional Specialists and Other Personnel Associated with Preventing and Responding to Computer Attacks 112-120
Information Assurance Education in the United States 121-124
Technical Protection of Electronic Documents in Computer Systems 125-135
Certain Aspects Regarding the Development of Conditions Favorable to Cyberterrorism and the Main Areas of Cooperation in the Struggle Against It 136-142
PAPERS PRESENTED TO THE NRC AND RAS COMMITTEES Problems of Combating Terrorism and Possible Areas for Russian-American Scientific Cooperation to Resolve Them 143-148
Making the Nation Safer: The Role of Science and Technology in Countering Terrorism—A Report of the U.S. National Academies 149-159
International Aspects of Creating a State System for Countering Illegal Circulation of Radioactive Materials in the Russian Federation 160-163
Medical Aspects of Combating Acts of Bioterrorism 164-167
Roots of Terrorism 168-175
The Department of Homeland Security: Background and Challenges 176-184
A Agendas for the Workshops on Urban and Cyberterrorism and the Meeting of the RAS and NRC Committees, March 2003 185-193
B Annex 2 to the Agreement of Cooperation in Science, Engineering, and Medicine Between the Russian Academy of Sciences and the U.S. National Academies: Russian-American Cooperation in Counterterrorism 194-195
C Comprehensive Training of Specialists to Counter Information Security Threats 196-205
D Excerpts from “Bioterrorism: A National and Global Threat” 206-213
E Biological Terrorism 214-221
F Top-Priority Problems for Scientific Research on the Information Security of the Russian Federation 222-228
G Proposal for a Chem-Bio Attack Response Center (CBARC) for Chicago, Illinois, U.S., 2003 229-240

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