Understanding the Terrorist Attack Cycle and Its Vulnerabilities

A Report by Stratfor Threat Lens


The evolution of terrorist threats to grassroots terrorism under a “leaderless resistance” model pose a number of risks for corporations and the security personnel charged with protecting them.

These terrorists follow a discernible cycle when planning an attack -- and both the cycle and the behaviors associated with it can be observed and thwarted.

Companies and organizations can protect both people and assets around the world against potentially deadly and costly attacks with a strategic security program in place.

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  • The attack cycle: identifying a target, surveillance, further preparation and deployment
  • Detecting Terrorist Surveillance
  • Eyes on a Potential Target
  • Keying on Demeanor
  • Principles of Surveillance Detection