By Matt Loux
Faculty Member, Security Management at American Military University
Large international events such as the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paolo, Brazil cause a myriad of security concerns. The World Cup security plan is set to include about 170,000 security members with a cost of nearly $800 million dollars. In planning for such events, we cannot forget the Munich 1972 and Atlanta 1996 Olympic tragedies and the ongoing risks of terrorist attacks. Therefore, the international exchange of best practices is essential to the process in an effort to address such threats and vulnerabilities.
This stage usually takes place 12 to 18 months prior to the event.… Read the rest