Do you have poorly trained security guards working for you? If you do, al-Qa’ida may be watching

It seems strange that the Department of Homeland Security would be mentioning a recording by deceased al-Qa’ida operative Yousef Al-Ayeeri made before his death in 2003.

Eventhough DHS said there was no credible or specific information, they still deemed it necessary to release the note because it is “important for local authorities, building owners and operators to be aware of potential attack tactics”.

Apparently, Al-Ayeeri made the recording to encourage other al-Qa’ida operatives to take over a publicly accessible building(s) in the U.S. and destroy it by using a series of strategically placed explosives.

What makes the plan especially interesting to a security consultant is the way Al-Ayeeri describes the ease with which operatives would be able to take over public buildings. His recording advises that it will be quite easy due to “poorly trained and lightly armed or unarmed security guards”.

What does this tell us? It tells us that terrorists are carrying out surveillance right under our noses and taking notes when they observe a breach of security or “poorly trained security”.

Hopefully none of you reading this have “poorly trained security” working for you. If you did, how would you know? Perhaps it is time to have a security review and or/survey of your premises conducted.

They say “dead men can’t talk”, but it nearly seems like this one is sending out a warning.

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