CBRN Security Culture in Practice


Thompson, J.,
Gahlaut, S.

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Evolving threats of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) attacks make it imperative to find ways to support global efforts against the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and terrorism.

This book contains papers presented at the NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI) on CBRN security culture, held in Yerevan, Armenia, in June 2014. The conference was timely in bringing together the various aspects of security culture in the different substantive areas from a CBRN perspective, focusing efforts to advance CBRN security culture in the everyday work of those who must deal with these ever present threats.

The primary aim of the conference was to promote the concept of a CBRN security culture which recognizes the areas of synergy which span the individual disciplines, and to introduce assessment and enhancement methodologies to enable countries to optimize the role of the human factor in dealing with their international obligations and United Nations Security Council resolution 1540.

The book reflects the presentations and deliberations of workshop participants and will be of interest to governments, international organizations, researchers and practitioners whose work involves the human dimension of the security of CBRN materials.