Securiport, Global Leader in Intelligent Immigration Controls and Aviation Solutions, Shares Proven Innovative Solutions & Strategic Insights with African Airports Council International (ACI)

Securiport. a global leader in intelligent immigration controls and aviation solutions, has recently presented its innovative solutions and domain expertise in helping nations protect their border security and migration challenges during complex times, to the Airport Council International (ACI)-Africa conference, which was held from 8 to 15 April 2016 in Cairo, Egypt.

 

Dr. Attila Freska, Securiport’s Chief Operating Officer, has shared his company’s proven track record in securing Africa airports, in a panel focused on safety and security to support the development and sustainability of the business. The expert discussion featured panel luminaries such as the TSA’s regional director for Africa and the Middle East, IATA’s Vice President for Africa, and the Airport Council International. When Securiport decided to be a Diamond Sponsor for the Conference, Freska stated, “With recent global events, Africa is intricately connected to the global security issues that we all face. It is pivotal that we contribute innovation and practical solutions to the improvement of a secure, safe and sustainable development of aviation in Africa.”

Dr. Attila Freska is recognized expert in the use of biometrics and predictive information systems for aviation security, immigration control and border security management applications. Dr. Freska is regularly invited to speak on security matters at conferences sponsored by organizations, including INTERPOL, International Air Transport Association (IATA), and Airports Council International (ACI).

Attended by the largest aviation security in the region, the theme of the conference was “Economic Sustainability of African Airports: Challenges and Opportunities” and sessions focused on the challenges of the economic development and sustainability of air transport in Africa, the enhancement of airport commercial revenues and the safety and security needed to support this development.

The Airports Council International (ACI) is a not-for-profit organization representing commercial airports worldwide. Its structure includes five geographical regions: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and North America. This strategic plan is concerned with the African region.

ACI-Africa was established as a region of ACI in 1991, in conformity with ACI rules. The internal rules of the region were amended and updated at the 23rd ACI Africa Regional Annual General Meeting, Conference and Exhibition in Durban, in October 2014. ACI-Africa does not have a legal status separate from ACI to which organization the region is an integral part. However, as a region, ACI-Africa like the other ACI regions is self-governing under its own regional internal rules.

About Securiport
Securiport LLC is a global leader in the design and implementation of passenger biometric recognition, immigration processing, and intelligent information management and reporting software systems. With headquarters in Washington, DC, USA, Securiport partners with governments around the world. Securiport’s Civil Aviation and Immigration Security Systems, a comprehensive security product that performs secure biometric recognition of travelers at immigration posts, provides proprietary intelligent information for the identification of potential security risks, criminal activity, and disease prevention based on the comparison and multidimensional analysis of the biometric data and traveler information collected during immigration processing. Learn more at http://www.Securiport.com.

Securiport Presents Innovative Approach to Effective Migrant Control at IATA’s Wings Of Change In Santiago, Chile

Dr. Attila Freska, Chief Operating Officer of Securiport LLC, has recently presented Securiport’s unique approach to effectively strategizing the border security paradigm at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Wings of Change (WoC) 2016 event in Santiago, Chile. Dr. Freska’s presentation specifically examined the three strategic security imperatives that governments and global security leaders should implement. In an age of porous borders and global radicalization, the need for solutions to control these frontiers has never been greater. Securiport also sponsored the panel on Infrastructure: looking towards the next 10 years.

There have been so many recent events, such as the attacks in Paris, Ankara and Brussels that involve verifying identities of suspicious individuals and discovering their true intentions. Dr. Freska talked about the common shortcomings in verification analysis, and how more often than not individuals with less than the best intentions go undetected. The crossing of borders, use of stolen or forged travel documents, inadequate screening protocols, limited or lack of biometric tools, no real-time checks against Interpol databases, and ineffective use of big data analytics are just a few examples.

“The new border security paradigm for effective migrant control,” said Dr. Freska, “needs to correct three damaging processes: overall lack of real-time checks, no use of available technology and recognizing that every nation, every government, every threat assessment is different and security measures need to be integrated with the unique behaviors of local law enforcement and culture in mind.”

In the absence of any one of the elements in this complex paradigm, there are gaps that transnational criminals and terrorist organizations will exploit.

The Wings of Change event brings together the leaders of the air transport industry in Latin America; aeronautical and political authorities, airline and airport executives, regulators, service providers and tourism authorities, to discuss the opportunities and challenges of the aviation industry. Top industry issues covered at the conference included regulatory challenges, end-to-end passenger experience, new distribution trends, infrastructure, key industry suppliers and regulatory issues.

About Securiport:

Securiport LLC is a global leader in the design and implementation of passenger biometric recognition, immigration processing, and intelligent information management and reporting software systems. With headquarters in Washington, DC, USA, Securiport partners with governments around the world. Securiport’s Civil Aviation and Immigration Security Systems, a comprehensive security product that performs secure biometric recognition of travelers at immigration posts, provides proprietary intelligent information for the identification of potential security risks, criminal activity, and disease prevention based on the comparison and multidimensional analysis of the biometric data and traveler information collected during immigration processing. Learn more at http://www.Securiport.com.