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May 15, 2019 - May 16, 2019


May 15 – 16, 2019 – Newport Beach, CA

Proactive Threat Assessment

The Proactive Threat Assessment (Predictive Profiling) and Security Questioning Course has been delivered to thousands of security professionals all over the world. The course provides security and law enforcement officers with the tools and skills to effectively assess threats in their operational environments. Trainees come out with the ability to articulate “gut feeling” into clear definitions of Suspicion Indicators and Adversary’s Methods of Operations allowing the organization to avoid liability issues and increase overall threat mitigation capabilities.
Course participants learn how to proactively prevent, deter and respond to criminal and terrorist threats including hostile surveillance, intelligence gathering, dry runs and execution of the crime/attack. The course begins by making the trainees think like the adversary and then use their experiences to assess threats and develop effective countermeasures.


Newport Beach, CA

(Address will be provided upon registration)


$695.00 Industry
$595.00 Government



Predictive Profiling Explained


Chameleon offers the only curricula in the market today that provides a systematic approach for Detection of Suspicion, Determination of Threat and Deployment of subsequent procedures. Predictive Profiling is a different approach that starts from the point of view of the adversary and is based on actual adversary’s methods of operation. We believe that Profiling behaviors and situations should be the foundation for every security procedure. Chameleon’s Predictive Profiling methods are applicable to virtually any environment and set of security requirements. If you have special needs, the course can be built for your specific environment and resources.


Day 1

08:30 – 08:45 Introduction – Trainer and trainees will introduce themselves. Trainer will discuss the training objectives and schedule.
08:45 – 10:00The Nature of the Terrorist Threat – Audience will learn of the guiding principles for planning and executing a terrorist attack.
10:00 – 10:15Morning Break
10:15 – 11:15The Nature of the Terrorist Threat (Continued)
11:15 – 12:30Means of Aggression – Audience will learn about bomb configurations as well as concealment methods of means of aggression.
12:30 – 13:30Lunch
13:30 – 14:45Adversary’s Workshop – Audience will develop terrorist methods of operations through a red teaming table top exercise. Groups will present the terrorist methods of operations   that they developed as a group. This exercise will be used to predict plausible terrorist methods of operations and subsequent suspicion indicators.
14:45 – 15:00Afternoon Break
15:00 – 16:30Suicide Bombers and Active Shooters – Methods of operations and the mitigation procedures used to thwart and prevent suicide terrorist and active shooters.
16:30 – 16:45Conclusions and Q & A.

Day 2

08:30 – 08:45Recap
08:45 – 10:00Predictive Profiling – Audience will learn about the Predictive Profiling methodology and how to utilize it in threat assessments of people, objects and situations.
10:00 – 10:15Morning Break
10:15 – 11:15Predictive Profiling (Continued)
11:15 – 12:30Principles of Security System Testing & The Cyclical Security Engineering Process – Audience will learn how to plan and implement Security System Testing drills and the effectiveness of a test for keeping the security system threat oriented. Audience will learn how to engineer predictive profiling into security operations in an effective manner.
12:30 – 13:30Lunch
13:30 – 14:45The Physiology of Threat Assessment and Decision Making – This module covers the physiological elements that influence decision making for both the adversary and the questioning officer.
14:45 – 15:00Afternoon Break
15:00 – 16:30Principles of Questioning – This module general questioning techniques and the differences between law enforcement approaches, intelligence driven questioning, security questioning and interrogation.
16:30 – 16:45Conclusions and Q & A.


Security professionals and executive, intelligence officers, military and law enforcement can all benefit from this course.


Amotz Brandes – Managing Partner

Mr. Brandes began his career in the Israeli Defense Forces where he served in a Special Forces Reconnaissance Unit.  Upon completing his military service, Mr. Brandes joined El Al Airlines Security as a profiler, receiving advanced training in explosives, concealment methods, and cargo profiling and surveillance detection. He later joined Chameleon Associates and established its Training and Consulting department, specializing in counter‐terrorism and aviation security.  Chameleon clients include private, government, military, not‐for‐profit and security companies.  Over the past fifteen years, Mr. Brandes has conducted training programs for thousands of students around the globe.  He is the author of the Terrorist Threat Mitigation Reference Guide.  Mr. Brandes is a leading expert in aviation security, Predictive Profiling and counter terrorism and is sought out as a speaker, media expert and trainer worldwide.  He obtained his B.A. Degree in International Development Studies from UCLA.


This seminar was delivered to hundreds of law enforcement, security, military, corporate and non-profit organizations worldwide. Over the years, our trainers have received high praise from students, with average post-course survey scores never below 95%. The only consistent complaint we hear is that our students wished the training were longer because they want more. Here are some comments by our seminar participants:

“I found the information that was presented in the seminar to be both relevant and useful. The concepts were both new and exciting, and were in complete contrast to the many seminars that I have attended which put out the same old information that we have been hearing for many years. The Chameleon speakers are not only dynamic and interesting, but include many who have had real life experiences with the subject being taught. One comes away from a Chameleon seminar with a real, usable grasp of the subject and a feeling of time and money well spent.”
“The Predictive Profiling & Security Questioning Seminar is one of the most organized and well presented seminars I have attended in twenty five years of law enforcement. This well presented and thought provoking method surprises me that more governmental and civilian organization do not attend and place these measures in process. The civil liability requires us to perform all the techniques available to us to protect the public. As law enforcement takes on more of the “homeland security” role, combined with budget and staff limitations, this educational opportunity offers to be a financial must. This is a protection of our most valued asset, the public we defend.”
“A breath of fresh air! Finally, a rational approach to security.”
“The instructor was very knowledgeable. He used life experiences with the course content in presenting the course material which was great. I would be very interested in taking more courses to understand the mindset of terrorist and suicide bombers.”
“Very eye-opening, so much knowledge gained in just two days. The teaching methods and examples used were very practical and beneficial for understanding the concepts/purpose of the seminar. Thank you!”
“Subject matter expert (very” energetic, knowledgeable, and practical in disseminating this information. Learned a great deal after his training. I really appreciated his explanation of security rings vs. patches. I now also have a greater awareness and understanding of threats vs. risks.”
“Predictive Profiling was an excellent course. Amotz supported his ideas and provided beneficial information which directly effects our jobs. Amotz maintained professionalism, justification, and problem/solution scenarios for the class to be open minded. I enjoyed both days and look forward to taking additional Chameleon courses. Thank you! “
“The course content was very interesting and Amotz kept the class captivated. This has been some of the better training I have had on this subject. The ties to Israeli Security were very interesting and relevant. Best training I’ve ever received concerning security and look forward to receiving more.”
“This course was by far the BEST training I have received since joining the government. Amotz knowledge, experience, and teaching methods were fantastic.”
“I truly learned a lot more in these two days than I have in prior training. The instructor was outstanding. I would attend another course given by the same instructor”


Seminar attendees will receive a hard copy of the seminar multimedia presentation.


May 15, 2019
May 16, 2019


Chameleon Associates