The Growing Challenge of Aviation Insider Threats by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross & Sarah Sheafer

The Growing Challenge of Aviation Insider Threats by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross & Sarah Sheafer

Because they knew the Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW) so well, and enjoyed access that average travellers would never be granted, Nelson Pabon, Domingo Villafane Martinez, and eight of their co-workers thought smuggling methamphetamines — and even weapons — would be easy. They moved the drugs onto commercial flights, using the privileges granted by their…

INTEGRATED FUNCTIONALITY, DISTRIBUTED OPERATIONS: EVOLVING SECURITY CONTROL CENTRES

INTEGRATED FUNCTIONALITY, DISTRIBUTED OPERATIONS: EVOLVING SECURITY CONTROL CENTRES

The security control centre, as the nerve centre of an airport’s security operations, is changing. This evolution is driven by a combination of factors including: increasing digitisation and information system integration, a drive towards integration of security functions with other airport operations, impact of the Internet of Things (IoT), new ways of visualisation and collaboration,…

Sylvain Lefoyer: Leading the Way in Developing ICAO’s Security Standards and Recommended Practices

Sylvain Lefoyer: Leading the Way in Developing ICAO’s Security Standards and Recommended Practices

The world’s aviation security regulators are preparing to gather in Montreal for the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) second Global Aviation Security Symposium (AVSEC 2018). As a precursor to the event, Aviation Security International’s Editor, Philip Baum , asks Sylvain Lefoyer , ICAO’s Deputy Director of Aviation Security and Facilitation, how we can truly create…

Life in the Fast Lane:

Life in the Fast Lane:

Well-designed checkpoints have been shown to improve passenger satisfaction and compliance, reduce stress for security personnel and improve efficiency. This is why Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have teamed up to develop Smart Security, a programme that incorporates design, technology and common sense to keep our screening lanes…