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Detecting the Undetectable: Behavior Detection Best Defense to New Threat of Concealed IEDs

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Peter DiDomenica is one of our speakers at this year's Homeland Security Conference.



Detecting the Undetectable: Behavior Detection Best Defense to New Threat of Concealed IEDs

By Peter DiDomenica

President, Quantum Innovation Corporation 


A recent disclosure by TSA about a new generation of undetectable IEDs being developed by terror groups has raised concerns about the adequacy of the commercial aviation screening process and security for other critical infrastructure. The IEDs being developed are concealed in mobile phones and other portable digital devices and are also surgically implanted in the human body. While the means of attack are constantly evolving the one thing that does not change, and is universal, is basic human behavior. Outside of knowing the specifics of a planned attack through intelligence, the only meaningful and reasonable way to meet these evolving threats without radical change to our security screening systems is through behavior detection programs like the TSA SPOT program. The emotional (limbic) center of the brain and the reflexes of the brainstem are automatic hardwired responses to stimuli developed by nature over hundreds of millions of years of evolution. The more significant the stimuli that are registered regarding survival and reproduction the more profound the changes to psychological affect and physiology through the autonomic nervous system (ANS). These reactions are also pre-consciousness and many times unconscious. Serious acts of deception with serious consequences and engagement in dangerous high risk activity produce involuntary changes to psychology and physiology which can be detected by the trained individual, particularly when the environment is altered through the use of catalysts that tend to be ignored by innocent persons but tend to provoke those seeking to avoid detection. So when a terrorist with an explosive device surgically implanted in his or her body approaches a target, what is undetectable to physical screening should be detectable to the trained eye.      




About Peter:

Peter DiDomenica founded Quantum Innovation Corporation in 2008 as a homeland security and law enforcement training and consulting firm.  The firm has taught behavior detection developed by Peter to major corporations such as Raytheon and government agencies such as the Pentagon Force Protection Agency and United States Marine Corps.

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