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    SECURITY STUDIES IN SERBIAN HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM

    Security & Future, Vol. 2 (2018), Issue 1, pg(s) 11-17

    Academic programs of security studies in former Yugoslavia were organized within the Faculty of People’s Defence in Belgrade and Faculty of Security in Skopje, as well as at colleges of professional police studies in Belgrade, Zagreb, and Ljubljana, all of them stateowned and aimed at schooling professionals in the national security sector. Following the Yugoslav dissolution, Western Balkan countries have continued development of their own higher education system synchronized with their European integration orientations. The cornerstones of European Union accession process in the area of higher education are mechanisms based on the Bologna Declaration, later
    institutionalized through the European Higher Education Area, which all the Western Balkan countries adopted and modified their higher education systems accordingly. The appearance of private higher education institutions was one of the first steps in the overall national reforms of these systems, where the Republic of Serbia is amongst regional countries with the biggest number of private universities, faculties, and colleges, especially in the social sciences and humanities. At the same time, the national security sectors went through the process of decentralization and privatization. These external and internal factors, combined with the global rise of importance of securityrelated phenomena, especially after the 9/11 events, brought the security studies in these countries in focus of interest of the existing and rising higher education institutions. Conflict heritage, the existing local security threats like extremism and terrorism, and a vast number of experienced national security officers with university titles, led to the appearance of various academic programs on terrorism, national security, national defence, and private security studies both on the existing state-owned and private universities and faculties. At the moment, the Republic of Serbia offers several dozens of higher education programs in security, on all the existing study cycles, within three different types of studies, and both for academic and professional levels. The paper will provide an overview of the existing higher education programs in the field of security and analyze the main discourses, directions and possible perspectives.

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    CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURES RESILIENCE EVALUATION – RESILIENCE APPROACH, RESILIENCE MODEL AND RESILIENCE INDICATORS

    Security & Future, Vol. 2 (2018), Issue 1, pg(s) 7-10

    Aim of this report is to provide practical hints on how to evaluate the concept of Resilience in the domain of Critical Infrastructures (CI). The common understanding is that today best practices address cyber / physical protection of CI at the best they can, with traditional static and iterative solutions, trying to stop all possible known threats at the border of the single CI’s assets or CI’s full perimeter, ready to start with procedures of disaster recovery and business continuity in case of failure stopping external threats.

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    INTEGRATED CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY MANAGEMENT

    Security & Future, Vol. 2 (2018), Issue 1, pg(s) 3-6

    Integrated management should be seen as synonymous with good management, which means that it is necessary to manage the organization’s activities, resources, personnel, impact on its functioning and countless risks that can cause a lot of problems if it is allowed to be happen than if they being avoided.
    The best way to define the parameters of integrated security implies the use of a simple, clear and comprehensive approach and format that allows the senior management of the organization to focus on the key elements that need to be planned, implemented and managed to fulfill the mission of the organization.

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    MATRIX METHOD OF ASSESSING RISK CONFORMITY IN THE CONTEXT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY

    Security & Future, Vol. 1 (2017), Issue 4, pg(s) 136-137

    The research offers a simple matrix model of analysis for ranking risk levels in critical and emergency situations. The leading principles, which should be taken into consideration can be arranged in a group of steps, for example the qualification and grading of imminent danger and the level of endangerment of key assets, determining of the processes which can lead to harm and also the value of the structures susceptible to damage and the damage itself.

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    “NON-LETHAL WEAPONS” – A CONCEPT DIFFICULT TO DEFINE

    Security & Future, Vol. 1 (2017), Issue 4, pg(s) 138-141

    More than 50 years after introducing the term "non-lethal weapons" (NLWs) and over 20 years of adopting the non-lethality policy, there is still no commonly accepted definition of this class of weapons, and the term "non-lethal weapons" is still subject to debates. This problem affects almost all aspects in the field of non-lethal weapons and is cause of most incorrect interpretations and contradictions connected to NLWs. The purpose of this paper is to discuss and summarize the purpose, features and potential of NLWs, in order to help clarify some existing ambiguities, thus contributing to the proper understanding of the modern “non-lethal weapons” concept.

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    ELEMENTS OF THEORY TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF MANAGEMENT OF TRASPORT SAFETY

    Security & Future, Vol. 1 (2017), Issue 3, pg(s) 98-101

    Authors’ original problem-solution-approach concerning aviation security management in civil aviation applying parallel calculation processes’ method and neural computers’ usage is considered in this paper. Problem statement by setting secure environment simulation tasks for grid models, and neural networks’ usage is presented. The research subject area of this paper is airport services in civil aviation, considered from the point of view of aviation security, defined as the state of aviation security against unlawful interference into the aviation field. The key issue in this subject area is aviation safety provision at an acceptable level. In this case, airport security level management becomes one of the main objectives of aviation security. Aviation security management is the organizational regulations in modern systems that can no longer correspond to changing and increasingly complex requirements determined by factors of external and internal environment, associated with a set of potential threats to airport activity. Optimal control requires the most accurate identification of management parameters and their quantitative assessment. The authors examine the possibility of applying mathematical methods for processes and procedures’ security management modeling in their latest works. Parallel computing methods and network neurocomputing for modeling control processes of airport security are examined in this paper. It is shown that the methods’ practical application is most effective in the decision support system, where the decision maker plays a leading role. Decision support system on the aviation safety management should include risk assessment subsystem of adverse events.

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    NON-LETHAL WEAPONS AS PART OF THE REVOLUTION IN MILITARY AFFAIRS

    Security & Future, Vol. 1 (2017), Issue 2, pg(s) 42-45

    The history of war is marked by rational use of technology to increase the lethal force of weapons. In the 21st century we are observing a turning point in the dynamic development of weapon technology, strategies, policies, organizational structure, etc., known as "Revolution in Military Affairs" (RMA). One of the decisive features of this revolution is the reduction of casualties and collateral damage. The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of non-lethal weapons (NLWs) in current and future conflicts in terms of the most popular theories of RMA and the modern visions on the 21st century wars.

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    COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE AND COUNTERINTELLIGENCE – MODERN TOOLS FOR GENERATING PROACTIVE CORPORATE SECURITY

    Security & Future, Vol. 1 (2017), Issue 1, pg(s) 7-10

    There are a much larger number of both present and emerging threats for modern business than ever before in history. Using only classical methods and tools for protecting the enterprises’ assets is no longer effective. More and more companies are implementing modern tools such as competitive intelligence and counterintelligence in order to survive in the new hypercompetitive global markets. Those companies strive to gain proactive knowledge for the environment in order to generate successful systems for corporate security and industrial counterespionage.

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    CRISIS MANAGEMENT AS AN ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE

    Security & Future, Vol. 1 (2017), Issue 1, pg(s) 3-6

    Crisis management is rather old managerial practice, but the very term is rather new. In last decades of XX century in a number of European countries Crisis management has become recognized as an academic discipline and education and research field. Although it is included in the curriculum of number of faculties, it is not understand in the same way. There is confusion in terminology, methods, concepts and approaches. What is also confusing is the fact that the discipline of Crisis management is most developed in rich and politically stable countries like Sweden and Netherland, while it is still in the rudimentary phase in countries that have faced serious crisis situations in recent past, like ex Yugoslav countries countries. However situation in this field is rapidly changing in the Western Balkans and the conditions for dynamic development of crisis management as an academic discipline emerged, which might contribute to improvement of managerial practice both in profit and public sector.