Securiport Proudly Sponsors the BORDERPOL Global Forum in Budapest, Hungary

Platinum sponsor, Securiport, to speak at border agency conference on border security and immigration in the 21st Century

Joining this year’s exclusive international panel of agencies at the BORDERPOL Global Forum is Securiport, a global leader in the design and implementation of immigration control, border security, and threat assessment solutions, in Budapest, December 6th – 8th, 2016.

As a long-term Platinum level Corporate Sponsor, Securiport executives have been invited to participate in the conference. Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Attila Freska, will present on the challenges of border security and immigration in the 21st Century as well as participate in a discussion panel on Ensuring Airports ‘Welcome’ and not just ‘Process’ passengers the 2nd day of the conference.

WHO:             Securiport,

                        Dr. Attila Freska, Chief Operating Officer

WHAT:           BORDERPOL Global Forum 

WHERE:         Budapest, Hungary 

WHEN:           Tuesday, December 6th from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

                        Wednesday, December 7th from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

                        Thursday, December 8th from 9:00 am-1:00pm

The BORDERPOL Global Forum is an annual multidisciplinary meeting of lawmakers, senior managers and industry leaders tasked with managing international borders. Securiport is proudly joining this year’s forum that will bring together border protection forces and agencies from over 40 countries to discuss the future of border security, traveler and migration management.

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The Importance of 10 Finger Capture During the Biometric Screening of Travelers

THE CHALLENGE

Border security officials across the globe are faced with the chaos from the recent mass exodus of refugees fleeing the conflicts in Iraq and Syria, further aggravated by the flow of migrants hoping to escape poverty in East Asia and Northern Africa. Terrorists and criminals have used this terrible crisis to their advantage, and are using refugees as cover to infiltrate Europe and commit acts of violence. Global security leaders are urgently seeking solutions to enhance safety and security by closely monitoring and analyzing passengers’ travel around the world. The issue of national security in regards to the efficient vetting of migrants has leap frogged to the forefront of political discussions and elections around the world. Global leaders need a solution that would allow them to effectively screen immigrants and travelers as they move from country to country.

In response to these crises, many countries are implementing enhanced biometric identification systems for arriving and departing travelers and migrants, with special focus on the automated reading and matching of fingerprints. While this measure has improved their ability to screen and record the passage of people, security officials are unable to identify which travelers may be potential threats without connecting these fingerprints to international criminal databases.

The key to success is consistent application of threat assessment approaches coupled with interoperability with international criminal identification databases. International security databases, such as Interpol’s Stolen & Lost Travel Document (SLTD) list, are checked regularly at most European airports, but the vast majority of developing nations perform no identity verification checks on travelers and migrants at their airports and border points. Likewise, many developing nations lack a consistent risk assessment and management approach, which can allow threats to circumvent security measures.

Additionally, many countries that do conduct security checks typically invest resources exclusively into the risk assessment of travelers as they enter the country, but are less stringent on those transiting or departing their country. To achieve more comprehensive global security, immigration officials need to implement and apply consistent, regular risk assessments of every traveler against international criminal databases at both departures and arrivals for real-time identification of potential security threats.

STRATEGIC SOLUTION

Securiport directly addresses this challenge with an innovative and cost-effective solution. Focusing on developing and improving our 10-Finger Capture, Segmentation, & Matching process allows us to help countries collect information that can be easily compared to international catalogs. By upgrading to ten-fingerprint capture, border security officials can create and maintain richer biometrics databases for exchanges and crosschecks with other intelligence agencies (i.e. Interpol, FBI, FSB, etc.) The use of an immigration control database system to look for possible connections to travelers helps track traveler movement, spot potential identity fraud, connect travelers to known associates, and prevent further criminal activity. These databases can likewise support local investigations, such as crosschecking latent fingerprints found on scene and with no matches found in a local forensic database.

The first step involves capture of the fingerprints. Securiport’s solutions are tailorable to collect any combination of fingers, with the goal of collecting all ten of new arrivals’ fingerprints to provide officials with more data for comparative searches. Securiport uses the best-of-market optical fingerprint scanners for primary capture to provide rapid capture. Securiport also offers its exclusive ultrasound bio- metric devices for particularly difficult captures or high-resolution secondary capture, as ultrasound devices are able to handle the presence of dirt, grease, or excessive wear on the fingers.

Segmentation, which divides the captured image into individual prints and checks for quality, is done with a combination of Securiport’s proprietary image processing algorithms and technology from our vendors and partners. This enables the fastest possible capture time while ensuring the quality necessary for the matching algorithms to work at peak efficiency and accuracy.

The final and most important step is matching. When checking against a ten-finger database, global security officials can compare prints from any known finger to the ten-finger collection records. Securiport integrates with best-of-breed Automatic Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) matching technologies, which can rapidly compare multiple fingerprints against the millions in archive, improving the speed and accuracy of the system, and increasing the chance of identifying a target in the database.

Our Capture, Segmentation, and Matching approach is tuned to provide a better traveler experience and improve security by expediting the risk assessment stage of the immigration process and simultaneously reducing wait times. Securiport’s state of the art optical technology provides this foundational improvement, but also lays the infrastructural groundwork to emerging technologies such as multi-spectral or over-the-air capture methods.

RESULTS & CONSEQUENCES

A rich, global, and varied vendor base has made high quality optical reading technology ubiquitous and readily available to security officials, enabling them to gather fingerprints and build up national databases worldwide. It is vitally important that international security officials work in tandem, sharing both information and technology, so that they can all access the same database(s) to identify potential security threats.

Implementing a screening system that uses Securiport’s Capture, Segmentation, & Matching approach that can re- cord all ten fingerprints of travelers as they enter and leave nations, and connecting those systems to international catalogues so that they can be compared to criminal and immigration databases around the world will enable security officials to identify and seize potential threats before acts of violence can be carried out. It will also stem the tide of criminal smuggling activity such as human and drug trafficking, which often fund terrorist organizations.

By collecting the right data, Securiport ensures complete- ness of information and interoperability with international databases, ensuring that potential security threats will be identified and prosecuted more rapidly, and national sovereignty and security will be maintained.

Securiport Shares with Frontex and EU Member State Experts How Analytics-Driven Integrated Immigration Control Systems Can Maximize Aviation Security in Europe

Securiport, a global leader in the civil aviation and passenger security systems, reported that it has recently presented its intelligent analytics-driven solutions and conceptual management approach for improved integrated immigration control at the Frontex Workshop on innovative technologies, applications, and products for border security. The mission of Frontex – the European Border and Coast Guard Agency – is to promote, coordinate and develop European border management in line with the EU fundamental rights charter and the concept of Integrated Border Management. While the responsibility for the management of the external borders remains primarily with the Member States, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency supports border control at land, air and sea borders by reinforcing, assessing and coordinating actions of member states at the external borders of the European Union. It coordinates the deployment of technical equipment (vessels, helicopters and boats) and specialized border guards to those EU countries which face an increased migratory pressure.

The workshop, which was held for high-level European security officials was led by Securiport’s Dr. Attila Freska, COO, and Mr. Nathan Carpenter, Chief Software Architect, who showcased the need to leverage a combination of current best practices and emerging 21st century technologies such as machine learning, pattern detection, and advanced threat modeling to ensure the safety of arriving and departing passengers at airports and predictively forecast local and transnational criminal activities, including generating profiles on potential offenders. Securiport shared the approaches that its researchers and engineers are using to develop big data solutions for advanced near-real-time threat modeling, detection, assessment, and remediation.

Securiport discussed how its Integrated Immigration Control System (IICS) provides tools in support of current best practices, enabling decision support for the immigration officer driven by travel document validation, identity fraud detection, checking against Interpol and local watchlists, and multi-modal traveler biometric analysis. Immigration officers and supervisors are presented with a cohesive picture of all travelers moving across the border, whether through manned posts or through Securiport’s Automated Border Control eGates. Securiport maximizes traveler experience while providing the officers with warnings when a possible threat is detected.

Securiport showcased how its Intelligent Information Management System (IIMS) enables expert-driven threat detection, allowing integration of immigration, governmental, open source, and unstructured data into virtual data sets that create a basis for analysis. Experts can create rules-driven profiles against these virtual data sets to analyze and identify Persons of Interest (POIs). These rules then inform the authorities when POIs are traveling and provide additional decision support information to the officers monitoring the immigration or border control system. A small number of experts can, therefore, support a large number of immigration officers – a 21st century solution.

About Securiport

Securiport LLC is a global leader in the design and implementation of civil aviation security, 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 Services, 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 multi-dimensional analysis of the biometric data and traveler information collected during immigration processing. Learn more at http://www.Securiport.com.

Securiport, a Provider of Effective Solutions for Intelligent Border Security and Airport Passenger Safety is a Sponsor of the 85th Interpol General Assembly in Bali, Indonesia

Securiport LLC, a global leader in the design and implementation of civil aviation security solutions, announces it is a proud sponsor of the 85th annual Interpol General Assembly to take place in Bali, Indonesia, between the days of November 7th-10th, 2016. Securiport’s exhibit will display the company’s innovative solutions that keep travelers safe and borders secure through advanced analytics, intelligent immigration controls and aviation security solutions.

As global threats of cross-border terrorism, international crime, and passenger safety increase, Securiport’s solutions offer timely and effective Immigration and Civil Aviation Security solutions which include expert systems and support services for immigration processing, passenger biometric recognition and intelligent information management/reporting for passenger security profiling.

About Securiport:

Securiport LLC, an Interpol World 2015 strategic partner, is a global leader in the design and implementation of civil aviation security systems, passenger biometric recognition, immigration processing, and intelligent information management and reporting software systems. They also assist governments in preventing criminals from crossing borders undetected and uncovering transnational criminal activities.