FEMA IS 914: Surveillance Awareness: What You Can Do Answers

1

Complete the statement: Adversarial surveillance is conducted to gather information in preparation for the following actions, EXCEPT FOR

  • Espionage.
  • Crimes against individuals.
  • Risk fusion.
  • Domestic or international terrorism.
2

Which of the following is an example of a failure to adopt the appropriate “character” during surveillance?

  • An unknown person claiming to be a maintenance worker who has no tools or equipment and is dressed inappropriately.
  • An unknown person claiming to be a courier who has a clipboard and large padded envelope.
  • An unknown person claiming to be a cleaning service employee who is pushing a wheeled trash bin and wearing casual clothing.
  • An unknown person claiming to be attending an office meeting who is wearing a business suit and has a briefcase.
3

Complete the statement: The three simple actions that you can take to help prevent terrorism and criminal activities include the following, EXCEPT FOR

  • Ignore surveillance.
  • Report surveillance.
  • Understand surveillance.
  • Detect surveillance.
4

TRUE OR FALSE: Observation of security responses to one or more attempts to gain unauthorized access is an example of an adversarial surveillance activity.

  • True
  • False
5

Complete the statement: The ability to detect surveillance activities is improved when

  • Surveillance takes place over a long period of time and involves repeated visits.
  • Surveillance is conducted using sophisticated surveillance equipment.
  • Surveillance is conducted by trained personnel.
  • Surveillance involves videography by professional film crews.
6

TRUE OR FALSE: The process of taking notes about security and security routines is an example of an adversarial surveillance activity.

  • True
  • False
7

Complete the statement: The behavior and actions of persons who are not well trained and conducting surveillance often appears to be ____________.

  • Violent.
  • Confrontational.
  • Unusual.
  • Normal and routine.
8

Fill in the blank: Terrorists tend to engage in __________________________ in advance of a planned attack.

  • No acquisition activities.
  • Communications strategies.
  • Planning activities, including surveillance.
  • Significant change management activities
9

Complete the statement. In addition to reporting details about the people or vehicles involved, you should include in your report information that identifies

  • Security procedures for your organization regarding reporting.
  • In what ways the situation was unusual and suspicious.
  • An assessment of the specific threat to the target of the surveillance.
  • The response from the persons involved when confronted or questioned.
10

Complete the statement: Adversarial surveillance is conducted to identify the following types of information, EXCEPT FOR

  • Possible avenues of approach.
  • Business performance.
  • Security weaknesses.
  • Routine security activities.
11

Complete the statement: Adversarial surveillance is conducted to gather information in order to

  • Document the surveillance conducted by potential adversaries.
  • Commit an act of terrorism or other crime.
  • Conduct an investigation of a criminal activity.
  • Assess the risk of potential acts of terrorism or other crimes.
12

TRUE OR FALSE: Individuals involved in surveillance prior to a terrorist attack are always well-trained and equipped.

  • True
  • False
13

How does practicing your observation skills improve your ability to detect and report adversarial surveillance?

  • You will have a better idea of what is normal or unusual for your environment.
  • You will improve your distance vision.
  • You will enhance your ability to confront personnel engaged in surveillance activities.
  • You will gain an enhanced understanding of reporting procedures for your organization.
14

Complete the statement: Surveillance-related activities can be detected because they often will

  • Take place in a single visit.
  • Appear unusual and out of place.
  • Be conducted at night.
  • Occur when a facility is closed.
15

You can improve your ability to detect and report surveillance by doing all of the following EXCEPT FOR

  • Writing down the details about suspected surveillance activities.
  • Identifying what is unusual and suspicious about observed potential surveillance activities.
  • Practicing observation skills.
  • Confiscating notes and equipment from suspicious persons.

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