Juval Aviv to keynote Security Profiling for Survival

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Friday, August 1, 2008

YARMOUTH, Maine--International security expert Juval Aviv will keynote Security Profiling for Survival, a conference dedicated to the use of behavior profiling and technology to protect people and assets, developed by Security Directors News.

Juval Aviv is currently president and CEO of Interfor, Inc., an international corporate intelligence and investigations firm. Before founding Interfor, Aviv served as an officer in the Israel Defense Force (Major, retired) leading an elite Commando/Intelligence Unit and was later selected by the Israeli Secret Service (Mossad) to participate in a number of intelligence and special operations in the late 1960s and 1970s. In 1984, a true account of one mission that he led was published in a book entitled Vengeance, by George Jonas. The book became a best seller and was later the basis for the HBO film, Sword of Gideon and Steven Spielberg’s Munich.

A leading authority on terrorist networks and their inner workings, Aviv served as lead investigator for Pan Am Airways into the Pan Am 103-Lockerbie terrorist bombing. In addition, while working as a consultant with El Al Airlines, he conducted a survey and update of the airline’s security program.

Aviv has been a speaker and panel participant for many organizations including the FBI, the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the U.S. Trustee, the Internal Revenue Service, Smith Barney, Aon Insurance, INSOL and the American Bankers Association. In addition to his speaking engagements, he has also been a frequent contributor to articles and programs on U.S. preparedness relative to various forms of terrorism. He serves as a consultant on counterterrorism for the FOX News Channel and has been a frequent guest on ABC’s “Nightline”, CNN, CNN International, MSNBC, ESPN and The History Channel, and has been featured in numerous articles in major publications worldwide such as The Wall Street Journal Europe, The Financial Times, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The Toronto Sun, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The New York Times, and The Economist.

Aviv is the author of Staying Safe: The Complete Guide to Protecting Yourself, Your Family, and Your Business, which outlines the essential tools for personal security and safety. He is also the author of The Complete Terrorism Survival Guide; Max, a fictionalized account of the investigation into the death of British media mogul, Robert Maxwell; and Flight 103, a fictionalized account of the investigation into the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.

Security Profiling for Survival will be held Oct. 19-21, 2008, at The Fairmont Hotel in Dallas. Over two days, the conference will include a single-track educational session coupled with an exhibition floor that will showcase the latest technologies and services that can augment the incorporation of behavior pattern recognition in an organization. To view the complete educational program, visit www.securityprofilingforsurvival.com.

Security Profiling for Survival is owned and operated by United Publications, publisher of specialty trade newspapers, including Security Director News, Security Systems News, and Security Systems News Europe.