Global Aviation Security Symposium (AVSEC)
AVSEC2018 Session 1 – Risk Awareness
An effective risk assessment requires understanding of threats, impacts, and existing mitigations. This in turn involves inputs from a range of sources across Governments and industry. During these discussions, participants will explore the range of sources that are most useful in these risk assessments, what can be done to ensure that these are used as fully as possibly, and, if there are barriers to the most effective exchange of information, how these can best be overcome.
Mr. Mark Rodmell, Head of Aviation Security Policy and Regulation, Aviation Directorate, UK Department for Transport, United Kingdom
Mr. Komlan Adonko, Director, AVSEC, National Agency of Civil Aviation of Togo, Togo
Mr. Matthew Vaughan, Director, Aviation Security, International Air Transport Association (IATA)
Mr. Andrew Nicholson, Chief Executive Officer, Osprey Flight Solutions
Mr. David Aguilar, Principal, Global Security and Innovative Strategies (GSIS)
Mr. John Velho, Chief, Screening Oversight and International Operations, Transport Canada, Canada
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AVSEC 2018 Session 2: Security Culture
Robust application of enhanced security measures depends on engagement of the front line employees. Concerns about the ‘insider threat’ highlight the potentially negative implications of providing detailed information to an employee who has been corrupted. Participants will discuss the positive a...
AVSEC2018 Session 3 - Technology and ...
The aviation security regime is highly reliant on technology solutions to ensure accurate, expedient threat detection, but specific data are often highly classified. This impedes the ability of manufacturers to ensure new technology provides the necessary detection capabilities. During the dialog...
AVSEC2018 Session 4 - Quality Contro...
Because of the interconnected nature of commercial aviation, security shortfalls in one airport could be exploited by a terrorist to conduct an attack on another State. Panellists will debate the establishment of a stronger aviation security oversight regime focused on comprehensive countermeasu...