Security and Resiliency Guide: Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) Annex for Healthcare and Public Health Facility Stakeholders [open pdf - 3MB]
From the Purpose: "Bombings using improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are a common security concern related to terrorism and violence in the United States (U.S.). Multiple high-profile, domestic incidents have occurred over the last several decades, and international attacks are frequently in the news. Healthcare facilities are not immune from IED incidents, including bomb threats, suspicious items or behavior, and attacks using IEDs. Between May 2016 and May 2019, media reports indicated that there were 243 healthcare-related IED incidents in the U.S. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), from 2016 to 2018, there was an annual average of 337 attacks on healthcare targets across 19 overseas countries that reported data. During that time span, those attacks resulted in an average of 325 deaths and 415 injuries per year. On average, 60% of attacks were bombings. This guide defines actions that management and staff at healthcare facilities can take to understand and improve their ability to perform counter-IED (C-IED) activities and make security decisions."
U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency: https://www.cisa.gov/