The Luminary

Predictive risk analytics and artificial intelligence insights.

Why The Threat of Vehicular Attacks is Growing

Posted by Lumina Team on Sep 18, 2018 2:39:32 PM

In October 2017, Sayfullo Saipov carried out an ISIS-inspired vehicular attack in New York City that was the deadliest terror attack in NYC since 9/11. This attack was just one in a recent global pattern of vehicular attacks that have proven to be a growing threat worldwide, impacting countries such as the U.S., the U.K, Canada, Germany, Sweden, and Spain in 2017. Since 2009, 169 terror attacks have involved vehicles as a weapon, and since 2006, 194 people have been killed with 1,048 injured globally in vehicular terror attacks. Because of this, vehicular attacks have become one of the most dangerous forms or terror. The more we understand about what makes these attacks soft targets, what motivates would-be-attackers and how we can safeguard our communities from them in the future, the closer we get to mitigating these threats.

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Topics: Sports, Entertainment & Hospitality, Foreign & Domestic Governments

What We Know About School Shooters

Posted by Lumina Team on Sep 18, 2018 2:22:09 PM

Since 2011, the rate of mass shootings has more than tripled in the United States and schools have frequently been the target. While added physical security measures are a step towards preventing these attacks from happening on campuses, there is more we can do. Identifying a school shooter before their plans turn into action is the best method of prevention.

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Topics: Universities, Colleges & Schools

3 Reasons Why Today’s Music Events are so Vulnerable to Terror

Posted by Lumina Team on Sep 18, 2018 2:21:41 PM
The very nature of popular music events makes them attractive for terrorists and extremely difficult to defend. Here are a few reasons why these targets aren’t going away. Open-air festivals and concerts provide a particular challenge for law enforcement officials charged with keeping people safe. Violent extremists have targeted these events to sow chaos and destruction in places where people should feel comfort and enjoyment. 
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Topics: Sports, Entertainment & Hospitality