SEE the latest ASI SECURITY DIARY listing the main industry events over the next 12 months.
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It's the section most people skip to first; they are the pages we get chased for ever before the issue is due out; and, the contents represent the reality of the broad spectrum of security challenges our industry faces.
Every issue Air Watch provides our readership with news of the incidents of hijacking and sabotage, occurences of unruly passenger behaviour, verdicts in trials and sentences given, threats issued, and some of the happenings which just cannot be otherwise classified. Skyjacks, bombings, brawls, bomb hoxes, rocket attacks, intoxicated passengers, assaults, cyber attacks, insider crime, acts of cockpit laser illumination and close encounters with drones...
Air Watch is your round-up of the news from the two-month period preceeding each issue.
There have been a number of recent aircraft disasters in which all souls on board have been, or appear to have been, lost: the unexplained disappearance of MH370, the shooting down of MH17 and, most [...]
Thankfully, to date at least, cyberattacks have not been directed against the safety and security of aircraft; they are, however, being carried out against the aviation industry through attacks on airport systems and websites, as [...]
As Internet Messaging applications continue to proliferate and the use of social media becomes a way of life for many, it's hardly surprising that terrorists, other criminals and hoaxers are exploiting some of [...]
Despite many recommendations by aviation security experts, relatively little practical attention has been given to the insider threat – that posed by any airline or airport-based employee with access to security restricted areas. From baggage [...]
Thousands of passengers go through airport security checkpoints daily. We are all very familiar with the traditional search for metallic threats and weapons through the common use of Walk-Through Metal Detectors (WTMD) or Hand-Held Metal [...]
Philip Baum has been the Editor-in-Chief of Aviation Security International for over 18 years. He is the first point of contact by many of the national and international media outlets when they are in need of expert comment following an aviation security-related incident; as such heregularly commentates for CNN, Sky and the BBC. In January 2010, Philip was used as an expert witness in the United Kingdom’s House of Commons’ Home Affairs Select Committee inquiry into aviation security in the aftermath of the attempted downing of an aircraft by a suicide bomber on Christmas Day 2009.
Philip started working within the aviation industry in the 1980s, when he joined Trans World Airlines’ security subsidiary at London Heathrow. From Duty Manager at Heathrow he moved to TWA’s International HQ where he ultimately became Manager Security Training and Auditing, until leaving in 1996 to establish his own consultancy company, Green Light Ltd.
Philip is now an accredited instructor and courseware developer for the International Air Transport Association (IATA). He has also co-authored and edited two books on aviation security. Philip has also interviewed persona from government ministers to aircrew and hostages to hijackers (including Leila Khaled)!
EDITORIAL STEERING COMMITTEE
Philip Baum works with this prestigious and informed committee of AVSEC experts to ensure ASI’s coverage and direction is as accurate and informative as possible.
Victor Anderes - Executive Vice President, Global Elite Group
Geoffrey D Askew AM - Askew & Associates
Tony Blackiston - Head Corporate Security, Cathay Pacific Airlines
Andy Blackwell - Head of Security and Resilience, Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd.
Michael Breadmore - Professor, School of Chemistry University of Tasmania, Hobart
Nina Brooks - Director, Borders and Security, InterVISTAS Consulting Inc.
Yves Duguay - President, Heimdall-Cissonius Inc.
Matthew Finn - Managing Director, Augmentiq
Abdulla al Hashimi - Chief of Group Security, Emirates Airlines
Alan (Avi) Kirschenbaum - Senior Research Fellow, Technion Israel Institute of Technology
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