Security for Visa Inc. involves traditional physical security, staffing Global Security Operation Centers (GSOC), internal investigations, global travel security, risk management, intelligence and handling security for special events that Visa sponsors.
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.
If the revelations by Edward Snowden proved anything, it is that the U.S., its allies and its enemies possess tremendous capabilities to know as much about individuals, groups, companies, and virtually any other entity, as they want. While Snowden’s revelations give specific insight to U.S. capabilities, many of the same technologies our intelligence apparatus use are either commercially available or within the ability of nations or non-state actors to acquire on their own.