25th AVSEC World conference: The challenges and solutions to terrorisms in aviation By Nina Brooks, Head, Security, ACI World Airport security has always been high on the global agenda, but in the past year it has been brought even more sharply into focus with a number of terrorist attacks and growing issues with radicalization. Aviation remains a high profile target from an operational disruption and economic perspective, but is also quite unique in the number of different stakeholders it brings together in one place; multiple airlines, retailers, ground handlers, security staff and of course, millions of passengers. AVSEC World provides a unique global forum for key industry and regulatory stakeholders to come together to discuss such challenges and work together to find solutions. This year will draw on the knowledge of leading experts to give an outlook on terrorism and the impact that it has on a countryâ€™s economy and social structure. This insight sets the scene for the rest of the conference, which looks at many aspects of security ranging from insider risks to technology for better detection capabilities. On the first day of the conference, speakers from key intelligence organizations and industries will take both a global perspective and a regional view of terrorism and look at the day-to-day realities of securing a high visibility, high throughput operational environment. Our location in Kuala Lumpur this year also gives us an opportunity to draw on experiences from the Asia Pacific region and to consider a different perspective on challenges and solutions. Leading on from the broader discussion, we will also take a look at the role that the media plays, and how industry and government can work better with journalists 20
to provide up-to-date accurate information while keeping a balanced perspective on unfolding events. We will also discuss how social media has presented the industry with both obstacles and opportunities. Day two will start with an in-depth look at landside security, including different perspectives on how it can be managed and improved. There are many views about measures and responsibilities and we expect a spirted discussion. Moving into the dual tracks of day two, the whole spectrum of security will be discussed, including considerations for physical security through technology, building and process design and the need for a strong security culture, intelligence and risk management. Panel participants and presenters from airports include security experts from AĂŠroports de Paris, Adelaide Airport, Singapore Changi Airport, Copenhagen Airport, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Heathrow Airport. We will also look at the need for improving security in developing countries and some of the programmes that are available for
Expert panelists will discuss a range of topics including Smart Security.
ACI World Report - August 2016