Overview of tunnel security protection strategies

Tunnel protection strategies are complicated by two factors. First, the public and/or motor vehicles and train cars must be allowed into the facility. Second, there is no reliable method of fast screening for dangerous materials and/or weapons that would not cause long delays in transit through the tunnel. However, standard practices regarding facility protection can be applied in order to provide and increased level of security leading to acceptable risk. These strategies include protection of both cyber and physical facilities themselves and involve the application of methodologies which dissuade potential attacks. Deterrence of attacks (prevention) via applied security protocols is the best method of facility and personnel protection. Although planning for response to security breaches and critical events is critical to facility safety, it is clearly better to never have an incident occur at all. This discussion will review security issues that impact the overall tunnel security environment (A). For the covering abstract of the conference se ITRD E216860.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: pp335-340
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings from the Third International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security, Stockholm, Sweden, March 12-14 2008
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 2008:11
    • Publisher: SP Sveriges provnings- och forskningsinstitut, Sweden
    • ISSN: 0284-5172

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01141090
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • ISBN: 978-91-85829-25-5
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 30 2009 9:01AM