About A.T.A.B.

                            The Certified Anti-terrorism Specialist (CAS)

                               Leading the Way In Responder Training

                  The Anti-Terrorism Accreditation Board CAS Certification.

 

 

   ATAB (The Anti-Terrorism Accreditation Board www.ATABonline.org) provides quality response training and has established a standard of training being used for terrorism responders around the world for the last 11 years.

  ATAB has developed a responder training curriculum that is being utilized at Police Academies, Universities, law enforcement agencies, military and special ops units.  ATAB curriculum is Certified by the Professional's Accreditation & Learning Council, ATAB War College (www.ATABwarCollege.com) And being used at training facilities from West Point and the Air Force Academy to DHS, ATF and Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.

   ATAB members include everyone from 4 Star Generals, Deputy Directors of Homeland Security, Security Directors of Fortune 500 Companies, Directors of Security of Federal Agencies, University Professors, Military Members to Special Agents and Squad Leaders in Afghanistan and many more.  ATAB is designed for responders that strive to better educate themselves and make themselves more professional in their field of endeavour. 

ATAB, in an effort to address the current training situation that exist in the responder industry, developed training modules provided on DVD for convenient training and study.  With budget crunches impacting most businesses and governments, funds are often not available to send all staff to training.  Unfortunately, the officer on the street doing the job seems to be the last to receive funds for training.  ATAB initially developed these programs after 911 to provide a standard response methodology to respond to a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE)

Incidents.  ATAB utilized FEMA, DOT, US Army and Federal Fire Academy safety

courses and merged them into informative and understandable training modules of Power Points using photo driven information to make the material easy to understand.

 

ATAB’s Curriculum 

Anti-terrorism Accreditation Board (ATAB) training programs are designed to be completed in blocks of training and follow a specific sequence.  The fundamental program, the Certified Anti-terrorism Specialist (CAS) designation, is a comprehensive security management training program that provides basic and intermediary information on a working level for security practitioners.  

Certified Anti-terrorism Specialist (CAS)

The CAS curriculum consists of 41 ATAB training modules designed to be used as self-instruction or to provide training, briefings or presentations for your clients or employees.  In addition to the 41 Power Points, the CAS DVD provides over 800 manuals on various types of security, safety and terrorism response.  The ATAB CAS training modules are:

  Terrorism in Perspective, Incidents & Indicators, Self-Protection in a Hot Zone, Scene Control, Notification and Coordination, Hostage/Crisis Negotiations,  Cyber Terrorism Deployment 

 Terrorism Response Plan, IT Security while Traveling, How Terrorist Choose their Victims, Emergency Response to Terrorism (Ops), Emergency Response to Terrorism (CBRNE), Preserving Evidence at a Terrorist Incident, Being Held Hostage and Surviving, Stress Management After the Incident , Agra terrorism, Sea Port Security , Aviation Security, Computer Forensics in Corp Investigations, Energy Facilities: Protecting them from Terrorism, Responding to a Cyber Attack, Securing a High Risk Facility, Managing a Protective Detail, Establishing a Computer Forensics' Program, Healthcare Readiness for CBRNE Terrorist Events, Road side Bombs and Vehicle Born IED's, Wi-Fi in combating Terrorism and Crime, Disaster in the Data Center, EP Principals, Managing a TSCM Detail, Al Qaeda Training Tactics, Islamic Background Information, Islamic Extremist , Understanding Jihad, Mindset and Methods of Terrorist, Jihad Recruiting & the al Qaeda Network, Combating 21st Century Terrorism, Suspicious Activities, Counter Surveillance, Travel Safety, Workplace Violence  

Certified Master Anti-terrorism Specialist program (CMAS), 

The Certified Master Anti-terrorism Specialist program is for more experienced and is a higher level of training and includes a complete counter-terror program for securing high threat and government facilities.  This module includes complete CT programs with lesson plans, video clips and power points for the CMAS to have everything needed to instruct a 40 to 80 hour Counter Terrorism Course. 

Once the CMAS is obtained, ATAB offers a variety of specialized, advanced training modules.

Certified Anti-terrorism Specialist - Physical Security Manager / Integrator (CAS-PSM)

Physical Security Managers/Integrators need to be educated and experienced in many security practices. The CAS-PSM provides a highly trained professional with knowledge of techniques and theory as well as hands on experience. You must be knowledgeable in both physical security as well as the new technical security methods being utilized in today's technological world.

Certified Anti-terrorism Specialist – OpSec Intelligence and Counter Intelligence  (CAS-OIS)

OpSec and Counter Intelligence and Intelligence Specialist OIS Certification is designed to provide HUMINT, CI (Counter Intelligence) and Intelligence Operators with advanced knowledge of Surveillance, HUMINT and Intelligence gathering techniques.  This program provides information on HUMINT, Military Intelligence, and Counter Intelligence, Law Enforcement Intelligence and Operational Security.  

Certified Anti-terrorism Specialist - Cyber Terrorism Response (CAS-CTR)

This course is for Responders responsible for supervising Cyber incident response.  It is designed for CAS's with a need to have a strong understanding of the current threats to systems and networks, along with proven and effective responses and countermeasures as well as the knowledge, skills and abilities to manage a cyber-incident or attack.

 

Certified Anti-terrorism Specialist - Information Technology (CAS-IT)

This certification is for IT Professionals who know and understand information assurance.  This program supports proficient INFOSEC Managers who need to work the ISO Model to implement an IT program that lets managers and administrators work together to develop an IT program.

 

The K9 Intelligence Unit (CAS-K9)  

This performance based counter-terrorism K9 education and testing program is designed to bring into utilization, highly trained and certified K9 teams in the fight against the many aspects of terrorism. The Unit will work to develop and improve training methods, tactics, standards, techniques and procedures in use with K9 teams throughout the world.

Maritime Security Manager (CAS-MSM)

This training is designed to meet the needs of Maritime Security Managers in dealing with the ever increasing risks and threats on the sea as well as in ports.  Instruction provides information on risk and the proven responses to those risks that minimize loss of life or assets. 

The Maritime Security Program is for individuals who want to move beyond the ISPS Code and who need to look at Anti-terrorism within the maritime environment. Written in accordance with the highest of industry standards (such as ISO 17024),this suite of courses brought together leaders within the Maritime Security, Customs, Trade, and other entities that have an interest in the protection of international shipping and our strategic seaports.

Certified Executive Protection Specialist (CEPS)

ATAB provides a complete EP and PSD training Program.  Starting with the CEPS providing participants with the information necessary to complete the online and classroom examinations covering skill sets needed to be employed in the Corporate, Personal, Celebrity and dignitary  Protection Field.  

Certified Master Executive Protection Specialist (CMEPS)

 

The Certified Master Executive Protection Specialist (CMEPS), program includes the Advanced Protection information covering tactics and techniques required for PSD assignments

 

Thousands of Security Operators are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan that want to enter the EP Skills.  ATAB has developed specific training modules designed to maximize the combat skills that they have mastered and temper them with advanced observation skills and close protection tactics.  Attention is directed to best provide the information needed to transition into the less aggressive style of protection.  Likewise with the current terrorist threat to areas similar to the Westgate Mall in Kenya EP individuals needed to learn some of the tactical skills that PSD operators have to protect a client should there be an active shooter situation.  

 

ATAB helps this transition situation for returning veterans and operators.  ATAB is providing an online and classroom training program for Executive Protection, Celebrity Protection and Advanced Protection covering topics of Tactical Entry, Hostage Survival, Surveillance, Counter Surveillance, Suicide Bombers, Terrorist Threat, EOD, First Person on Scene, Tactical Medical, Media Relations, Advance Surveys Making yourself Employable and Client Relations.  Certification will be completed by scoring 75% or better on the online portion of the training and completion of the hands on training with a passing evaluation.  The hands on portion of the examination will be provide as various locations where you will be evaluated to insure that you have mastered the CMEPS skill set. 

 

ATAB Advantages.  

ATAB provides responders with quality training materials at a very reasonable price.

 

ATAB has provided certification materials to over 8,000 individuals around the world. 

 

ATAB provides ongoing updates and develops ongoing training modules to address new and current threats as they arise.

 

ATAB networking opportunities have provided CAS and CMAS’s with numerous employment opportunities.  Yesterday a CMAS called and ask if I was aware that one Federal Agency recently hired a complete department of investigators and each one of them was a CAS or CMAS.  We have had many members express that the reason for their employment was directly due to their certification as a CAS. 

 

  The Anti-Terrorism Accreditation Board and the International Association for Counterterrorism and Security Professionals (IACSP) have partnered together to provide enhanced benefits, training opportunities and discounted rates for our members.  For those that are not familiar with IACSP,  the IACSP is a network of Counterterrorism/Homeland security professionals interacting with other professionals providing a forum of education and information, while promoting international cooperation on counterterrorism policy through its flagship publication – The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International (now into its 26th year of publication), its website, http://www.iacsp.com.  

 

Here is a link to review an article about ATAB found on www.Lawofficer.com 

 

http://www.lawofficer.com/article/needs-tags-columns/terrorism-101-private-security 

 

There is nothing more rewarding to the ATAB board members than to receive an email from a military member that states that while on patrol their life was saved due to information that they learned in an ATAB IED training module.   

 

 

History of ATAB 

 

 Anti-Terrorism Accreditation Board (ATAB) Founded in 2001, ATAB in conjunction with the International Society of Anti-Terrorism Professionals, leaders in Government, military, and the private security industry, as well as key members of law enforcement, fire departments, Emergency Medical Services, and other first responders determined the education, training, and experience requirements for a first responder to safely and successfully prepare for and respond to terrorist events. 

ATAB eventually assumed the lead role in the development and implementation of standardized anti-terrorism training and certification programs. Shortly after the September 11th attacks, many industry experts agreed that it was blatantly evident that a significant number of first responders lacked the proper equipment and training to safely respond to a terrorist incident. 

While attempts were made by various security and law enforcement personnel and industry associations to advise their members and others how to safely respond, some of the prescribed methods (e.g., wearing a wet T-Shirt across the face to prevent inhalation of mercury and other heavy metal vapours present on the scene) proved grossly inadequate. Other experts touted the use of bulky manuals, hastily developed checklists, virtual seminars, and other training methods to educate responders. Again, these efforts provided less than optimal results. 

Several ATAB members volunteered their time, resources, and expertise to develop several slide presentations for first responder leadership in an effort to train the trainer on the appropriate response to terrorist incidents. ATAB subsequently funded, produced, and distributed more than 2000 copies of these materials, free of charge, to the brave men and women supporting the rescue and recovery efforts in New York. Their comments, recommendations, and constructive suggestions were overwhelmingly positive, prompting ATAB to expand its efforts, including the development of anti-terrorism training and certification programs. ATAB acts as a qualified source of information and training. 

   Our member list reads like a “who's who” in the security and counter terrorism communities. Some of our members conduct training for State and Federal responders. Others provide services to the military. Still others fill education and training voids for interested individuals that are not affiliated with government or other authorities. Since many of our members are employed in positions of authority, trust and responsibility, we maintain strict confidentiality and do not, under any circumstance, disclose personal information without the expressed, written consent of the member. 

In short, ATAB identifies gaps in current response methodologies, develops cutting edge training and certification programs, and makes them available to interested parties. We are proud of the fact that we have trained over 58,000 first responders and other anti-terrorism professionals around the world.  ATAB has provided emergency rations and medical supplies to flood and earthquake victims, Christmas gifts and financial assistance to individuals in need and to veterans’ families.  ATAB has no annual fees or dues.

ATAB Code of Professional Ethics & Standards and Privacy Policy ATAB Mission Statement 

1. To educate Government, military, law enforcement, security, fire-fighters, Emergency Medical Services, and civilians about the potential threat of terrorist attacks, and how to both prevent and respond to these attacks. 

2. To promote a pro-active mind-set in the interdiction of terrorist threats against the United States of America and its allies. 

3. To seek out and expose the methods of 4th generation warfare that pose a threat against the United States of America and its allies, and provide a methodology for the proper response, and prevention of those methods of attack. 

4. To educate and encourage all citizens of the United States of America to be aware of, and prepare for, the threat of domestic and global terrorism. 

5. To serve as the hub of communication for all professionals actively involved in counter-terrorism efforts at all levels. 

6. To provide both the information and training that will facilitate the maximum efficiency of all counter-terrorism efforts within the United States of America. 

Contact ATAB For information regarding ATAB, training and certification programs, or for questions please contact John Sears, PhD, CMAS via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ATAB’s Certification Chairman Keith Flannigan, CMAS at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Membership applications may be submitted via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via fax (404) 506-9049