Defense Against Hazardous Mailings

Postal bombs, contaminated mailings, and even postal devices designed to activate firearms ammunition have all been used to target VIPs, employees, and even ordinary citizens. To mitigate this threat, all organizations at risk should have a protocol for intercepting and safely responding to hazardous mail situations. In this distance learning course, S2 terrorism expert Craig Gundry explores the risks of hazardous mailings and appropriate countermeasures for mail-related threats.The final exam for this course is administered online as a 20-question multiple-choice test. Upon completion of the test, the score is automatically graded and documented in the student's "My Courses" transcript (accessible from the "My Account" page). In accordance with S2 Online course policy, the student must complete the online test with a passing score of 80% or better to receive a Certificate of Training. If the student does not pass the test the first time, the student has one opportunity to re-test.

Course syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the Threat

  2. Mail Bombs

  3. Contaminated Mailings

  4. Projectile Devices

  5. Threat Analysis Summary

  6. Proactive Mail Security

  7. Mail Screening

  8. Technical Screening

  9. Response Procedures (Suspicious Mailing)

  10. Response Procedures (Contaminated Mailings)