The Victim Operated Improvised Explosives Device (VOIED)

Many of the Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) used in the United States involves a victim operated device. These devices have to have action by the victim to function, either by moving, lifting or opening the suspicious item/package. The bomber will exploited the victims’ “sense of curiosity” by placing the disguised IED inside common items, such as boxes, gift wrapped presents, flashlights, … [Read more...]

A Collection of Recent Vehicle Attacks

SecurityDriver.Com (SD.C) is one of the oldest web sites in the security industry. For close to 20 years SD.C has been a source of information for the protective services industry. In a short while we will be changing the SD.C format. Many of the articles on SD.C will be removed, but for now this is a collection of various Vehicle Attack scenarios. The articles are old and some of the articles are … [Read more...]

A First Person Account of a Vehicle Ambush – by Frank Gallagher

On December 6 of 2003 Ambassador L. Paul Bremer, the presidential envoy, who had been chosen to oversee the rebuilding of Iraq was ambushed in his vehicle. This is a first person account of the attack told by the person who was responsible for his protection December 6, 2003 As Ambassador Bremer came out of his meeting with Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld and Abdul Aziz Hakim (head of the … [Read more...]

Another Vehicle Attack

Another vehicle attack - One might get the impression that driving in a vehicle is a security problem - wow. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23846677 These are two old articles that are on the Security Driver Web Site http://securitydriver.com/11/the-85-rule/ http://securitydriver.com/12/the-85-rule-part-two/ … [Read more...]

A collection of lessons learned from vehicle attacks

This article has been removed from the Security Driver web site. The article is available in the Resource Center located on the International Security Driver Association (ISDA) web site. The Resource Center is a fee based password protected area and is the gateway to the industry’s largest collection of educational information and resources for the Security Driver - Secure Transportation - and … [Read more...]