Exclusive article for European Railway Review from ProRail’s Programme Manager for Security, Peter Prak

13 February 2014  •  Author: Peter Prak, ProRail

Similarity judgment is an appropriate method to compare sectors and high risk locations related to terrorism in an objective way according to a study conducted in 2013 on behalf of the Dutch Government. The results of this investigation contribute to the selection of high risk locations at the defined threats. The study also provides insight into the background to the reasons why an object is designated as a high risk location. This gives both the government and the sectors involved better control options. The government is able to allocate their limited capacities. Sectors can better prioritise while achieving a desired basic security level.

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