Counterterrorism: Understanding the New Category of Active Threats

Cap Tech Talks Webinar Series

Today, what are termed “active threat actors” have emerged as a new category of violent assailants. Only focusing on one type of violent assailant, such as terrorists, active shooters, those who engage in workplace violence, and violent insiders, is insufficient to respond to this new category of threats. In many incidents all four of these types of violent assailants are part of the attack. In this webinar Dr. Joshua Sinai, a noted counterterrorism expert with experience working for both Defense Intelligence Agency and the FBI, will explain the nature of each of these types of violent assailants and demonstrate how they have played out in selected high-profile attacks. The trajectory into violence by such “active threat” actors will be explained to highlight points of intervention for effective pre-incident preemption and prevention.

The 60-minute webinar concludes with a moderated live question and answer period.

Capitol Technology University offers the webinar as a complimentary, informational service.

About the Presenter

Dr. Joshua Sinai

Dr. Joshua Sinai

Dr. Sinai is Professor of Practice in Intelligence and Global Security Students for Capitol Technology University. Based in the Washington, DC area, Dr. Sinai has more than 35 years of experience in international security, national security, and homeland security studies with the U.S. government, academia, and the corporate sector. He has worked with the U.S. Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress as a senior intelligence analyst, and, for private sector firms as a contractor in support of government agencies such as the Department of Defense (DoD), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force (FTTTF). Dr. Sinai is well-published in academic journals, trade magazines, edited volumes, and training curricula. His pocket handbook “Active Shooter: A Handbook on Prevention”, published by ASIS International in 2013 and as an expanded second edition in 2016, is a best-selling book on public safety that details active shooter incidents, preparation and prevention, and tactical responses.

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