14 December 2011

Stephen M. Apatow
Founder, Director of Research & Development
Humanitarian Resource Institute (UN:NGO:DESA)
Humanitarian University Consortium Graduate Studies
Center for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine & Law
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Email: s.m.apatow@humanitarian.net
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H-II - CEO Handbook: Parcel Bomb Defense

The recent "Letter bomb sent to Deutsche Bank chief," [1] the "Package bomb at Greek Embassy in Paris," [2] and "Letter bomb that exploded at Italy's tax office," [3]  has prompted increased security measures across the globe. 

Letter bombs sent through the mail addressed to key European economic figures rattled the global financial industry last week, sending a wave of fear over corporate executives that a similar situation could be easily replicated in the U.S. -- CEO Handbook: Parcel Bomb Defense: Fox Business News. [4]

In the context of this discussion, review of the following resources might be of interest:

Publication 166 - U.S. Postal Inspection Service Guide to Mail Center Security:
March 2008
Note: This guide is intended for USPS mail center supervisors and employees.  This resource provides a template for analysis of mail center security for organizations classified as high risk.

  U.S. Postal Inspection Service Guide to Mail Center Security

Additional Resources:

1. Letter Bomb Sent to German Bank Chief: New York Times, 8 December 2011. Url: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/09/world/europe/letter-bomb-sent-to-german-bank-chief.html?_r=1
2. Package bomb at Greek Embassy in Paris: MSNBC, 12 December 2011. Url: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45641433
3. Letter bomb explodes at Italian tax office: Boston Globe, 1o December 2011. Url: http://articles.boston.com/2011-12-10/news/30502481_1_letter-bomb-package-bombs-italian-anarchist-group
4. CEO Handbook: Parcel Bomb Defense: Fox Business News. 12 December 2011. Url: http://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2011/12/09/guidelines-to-protect-companies-from-threat-parcel-bombs/


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