Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and the Challenge of Balancing Human Security with State Security

Recent reports reveal that violent extremists are trying to obtain insider positions that may increase the impact of any attack on critical infrastructure and could potentially endanger state services, people's lives and even democracy. It is of utmost importance to be able to adopt extreme security measures in certain high-risk situations in order to secure critical infrastructure and thus lower the level of terrorist threats while preserving the rights of citizens. To counter these threats, the authors research is aiming for extreme measures to analyze and evaluate human threats related assessment methods for employee screening and evaluations using cognitive analysis technology, in particular functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI).

Provided by: Graz University of Technology Topic: Security Date Added: Apr 2012 Format: PDF

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