In the Western world, we are all witnessing in our cities a
dramatic rise in new asymmetrical warfare tactics and terrorism
methodology. Terrorist acts take place inside Malls, Airports, Railway
and Metro Stations, Schools, wherever- even in a street next to us -in
our neighborhood. Most of these attacks target and murder scores of
innocent and unsuspected citizens who just happened to be at the “wrong
place and time” crossing these terrorist’s paths of mayhem. These type
of attacks are executed by the “lone wolf” type of terrorists. Latest
emerging trends in lone wolf terrorism during the last decade:
•An increase in the number of countries and cities "focal points" targeted by lone wolves.
•An increase in the number of victims injured and killed by lone wolves.
•Limited effectiveness of law enforcement and counter-terrorism Security plans “by the book”.
•Consistency in the distribution of attacks by "actor types" (loners, lone wolves, and lone wolf packs).
Lone Wolfs are individuals undertaking violent acts of terrorism outside a command structure. Lone wolf activism acts to advance the ideological or philosophical beliefs of an extremist group, they act on their own, without directions.It is considerably more difficult for Security officials to gather intelligence on lone wolves, since awareness with routine counter-terrorist tools is not efficient enough. This why such threats and acts have to be analyzed in depth utilizing the best possible methodology and tools available today in order to elevate preparedness to the maximum attainable level, and enhance Security in our societies. Total Security Process Reengineering (TSPR) has the right answer against lone wolf type terrorist attacks.