alexa A discussion of findings and their possible implications from a workshop on bioterrorism threat assessment and risk management.
General Science

General Science

Journal of Bioterrorism & Biodefense

Author(s): Zilinskas RA, Hope B, North DW

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Abstract In November 2001, the Monterey Institute of International Studies convened a workshop on bioterrorism threat assessment and risk management. Risk assessment practitioners from various disciplines, but without specialized knowledge of terrorism, were brought together with security and intelligence threat analysts to stimulate an exchange that could be useful to both communities. This article, prepared by a subset of the participants, comments on the workshop's findings and their implications and makes three recommendations, two short term (use of threat assessment methodologies and vulnerability analysis) and one long term (application of quantitative risk assessment and modeling), regarding the practical application of risk assessment methods to bioterrorism issues. This article was published in Risk Anal and referenced in Journal of Bioterrorism & Biodefense

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