At the 2016 AAAE (American Association of Airport Executives) Airport Credentialing and Access Control Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, discussions centered around the rapidly evolving aviation security landscape, specifically with regard to renewed federal priorities on employee vetting and employee access control at airports.
Airport authorities might consider augmenting existing practices with a program to help prevent, detect and mitigate insider threats. Such a program recognizes the airport for what it is – a complex ecosystem of airlines, vendors, contractors and airport employees – and provides a way for this community to come together to protect the aviation transportation system. In a sense, the airport community becomes an insider threat working group.
Malaysia’s government has proposed to increase security at the country’s international airports in the wake of terrorist attacks at similar facilities overseas, such as Brussels, Belgium; and Ataturk, Turkey.
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