Disrupting Hostile Reconnaissance
Organisations face a variety of threats; Terrorism, Activists, Corporate spies and Criminals. While these threats and their aims may vary, hostiles are united in their desire to succeed. Recognising they may not get a second chance to achieve their aims, hostiles will typically pln carefully. Generally, the more sophisticated the attack the more complex the attack planning and consequently the greater the information requirement and reconnaissance need.
This activity can be described as Hostile Reconnaissance.
CPNI defines it as Purposeful observation with the intention of collecting information to inform the planning of a hostile act against a specific target.Understanding hostile reconnaissance in the attack planning gives security managers a crucial opportunity to disrupt by creating a perception and asssessment of failure by hostiles in two main ways;