Securiport Offers Watch-List Management Solutions to Keep Countries Such as Honduras Secure

With border management and security continuously challenging governments across the globe, solutions are needed to combat criminal activity in airports worldwide, especially here in Honduras. Securiport, a global leader in intelligent immigration controls and civil aviation security solutions, is committed to the Science of Safer Nations by empowering governments and immigration officials with advanced strategies to develop safer and more secure cities and nations. By improving border and civil aviation security, Securiport hopes to enhance these nations’ security capabilities and ultimately increase positive public perception, further increasing their tourism rates and yearly visitors.

Securiport hopes to increase international passenger safety as well as improve immigration and civil aviation security by implementing their Watch-List Management and Intelligent Information Management and Profiling. Utilizing advanced biometric identification systems, Securiport’s Civil Aviation and Immigration Security System provides a tool to create and maintain wanted-persons records, which include both demographic and biometric features. Their Watch-List Management solution provides real-time identification checks on every passenger and alerts immigration officials of possible watch-list hits by issuing a veiled alarm. Further strengthening the effectiveness of their security capabilities, the Intelligent Information Management and Profiling System cross-references passenger information across international immigration databases, such as INTERPOL’s I-24/7. By providing invaluable information, governments and nations wishing to enhance border security can prevent criminals from illegally entering or leaving their country’s borders.

Countries, such as Honduras, could benefit greatly from implementing one of Securiport’s innovative border management solutions. By leveraging these systems, government officials and immigration officers will be able to equip themselves with the actionable data and necessary information needed to keep all ports of entry secure, ultimately leading to safer and more secure travels for passengers across the world.

To Secure Borders, Countries Should Look to Leverage Intelligent Civil Aviation Security Solutions

In a time of increased globalization and aviation connectivity, criminal activity and the threats of attacks on aircrafts by terrorists remain a persistent and growing concern for our world. With the large number of passengers traveling through airports every day, it is critical that immigration and security checkpoints are equipped with the necessary and proper re sources, infrastructure, and training, needed to identify and uncover potential security risks and criminal activity.

Within the past decade there has been tremendous improvements in the technology, systems, and processes in place at airports to assist security personnel. However, many airports and nations have yet to make the transition to these more effective technologies, leaving their borders unprotected and unsecure.

Securiport, a global leader in the design and implementation of passenger biometric recognition, civil aviation security, immigration control systems, and intelligent information management and reporting software systems, is committed to the Science of Safer Nations. Through the improvement of the capabilities and effectiveness of civil aviation security systems and processes, Securiport hopes to create more secure nations and borders to ultimately enhance international passenger safety.

To enhance their borders and strengthen their security capabilities, countries should look to implement intelligent Civil Aviation Security solutions that utilize the latest innovations and technologies, such as Securiport’s Civil Aviation and Immigration Security Services (CAISS). Securiport’s CAISS is a comprehensive security solution that empowers security personnel and immigration officials with the tools necessary to enhance Civil Aviation Security and combat criminal activity. The CAISS utilizes advanced biometric identification systems and provides proprietary intelligent information used to identify potential security risks and criminal activity, further strengthening the effectiveness of the airport’s security capabilities.

Additionally, when coupled with Securiport’s Intelligent Information Management System, a methodology for cross-referencing passenger information across international traveler databases, such as INTERPOL’s I-24/7, the CAISS provides governments, airport security, and immigration officials with a comprehensive set of traveler data and information that can be used to confirm a passenger’s identity and uncover potential security risks. The CAISS also includes Watch-list Management, which crosschecks passenger information against multiple government databases and performs real-time identification checks. Implementing a solution such as Securiport’s CAISS, governments and airport security officials can drastically improve the performance and effectiveness of airport security checkpoints and better prevent terrorists and criminals from illegally entering or leaving their country’s borders.

For example, a country such as Honduras could benefit greatly from implementing a Civil Aviation Security solution such as Securiport’s CAISS. In recent months, the Government of the Republic of Honduras has been working to prevent and reduce human and narcotic traffickers as well as other criminals from illegally crossing its borders. Honduras and the United States have recently held a High Level Security Dialogue to discuss ways the U.S. and Honduras can continue to work together to strengthen the country’s borders. Honduras highlighted its notable success over the past year, including the extradition of major drug traffickers to the U.S. and an impressive drop in the homicide rate, as well as outlined its strategy for countering threats like transnational organized crime and trafficking of persons and drugs. Additionally, the Honduran government has made tourism a national priority, believing that the tourism industry will not only benefit the country by stimulating the economy, but also by strengthening their national identity, therefore increasing development and providing Hondurans with a higher standard of living.

With the assistance of Securiport, implementing advanced solutions such as their Civil Aviation and Immigration Security Service, Honduras can substantially improve their border security and effectively uncover and dismantle illegal activity such as human and drug smuggling networks. Just last year, Securiport’s Intelligent Information Management Data Analytics enabled international authorities to interdict a Senegal-based human trafficking ring, resulting in numerous criminal arrests. In addition, Securiport’s CAISS assisted in the identification and arrest of an individual traveling with a stolen passport, who belonged to a vast network of counterfeiters.

By leveraging intelligent civil aviation security systems, such as Securiport’s CAISS, countries such as Honduras will be able to equip themselves with the actionable data and necessary information needed to identify and combat criminal activity in order to keep their country secure. This creates safer and more secure nations.

TSA’s Recent Shortcomings Creates an Opportunity for Civil Aviation Security Reform

Recently, the Department of Homeland Security released a report based on an internal investigation, where undercover teams were able to successfully sneak banned items (mostly handguns and fake bombs) past TSA screeners 67 out of 70 times. That equates to a 95% failure rate, or more pathetically, a 5% success rate.

These series of tests were conducted by Homeland Security “Red Teams” who posed as passengers, setting out to beat the system. According to ABC News, “in one test an undercover agent was stopped after setting off an alarm at a magnetometer, but TSA screeners failed to detect a fake explosive device that was taped to his back during a follow-on pat down.”

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, called the failure rate “deeply alarming.” He went on to say that, “over the past six years, we have seen TSA consume an enormous amount of government resources, but I’m not convinced we have much to show for it. After spending over $540 million on baggage screening equipment and millions more on training, the failure rate today is higher than it was in 2007. Something is not working.”

And according to ABC News, “this is not the first time the TSA has had trouble spotting Red Team agents. A similar episode played out in 2013, when an undercover investigator with a fake bomb hidden on his body passed through a metal detector, went through a pat-down at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty Airport, and was never caught.”

More recently, the DHS inspector general’s office concluded a series of undercover tests targeting checked baggage screening at airports across the country. That review found “vulnerabilities” throughout the system, attributing them to human error and technological failures, according to a three-paragraph summary of the review released in September. In addition, the review determined that despite spending $540 million for checked baggage screening equipment and another $11 million for training since a previous review in 2009, the TSA failed to make any noticeable improvements in that time.

So, we are left to question, why do we bother to have a TSA at all? What good are they doing? Why do we spend $7.4 billion of our tax dollars a year on this agency when they have proved to be ineffective?

One solution could be to privatize the industry and implement services and solutions that could help improve airport security capabilities and identification rates. Securiport, a global leader in the design and implementation of passenger biometric recognition, civil aviation security, immigration control systems and intelligent information management and reporting software systems, is committed to improving the capabilities and effectiveness of civil aviation security in order to create more secure countries and to enhance passenger safety.

Securiport’s Civil Aviation and Immigration Security Services (CAISS) is a comprehensive security solution that empowers border management and immigration officials with the tools necessary to enhance civil aviation security and combat criminal activity. The CAISS utilizes advanced biometric identification systems and provides proprietary intelligent information used to identify potential security risks and criminal activity, further strengthening the effectiveness of airport’s security capabilities.

When coupled with Securiport’s Intelligent Information Management System, a methodology for cross-referencing passenger information across international traveler databases, such as INTERPOL’s I-24/7, the CAISS provides governments, airport security, and immigration officials with a comprehensive set of traveler data and information that can be used to confirm a passenger’s identity and uncover certain security risks. The CAISS also includes Watch-list Management, which crosschecks passenger information against multiple government databases and performs real-time identification checks. Implementing a solution such a Securiport’s CAISS, airport security officials can drastically improve the performance and effectiveness of airport security checkpoints and better prevent terrorists and criminals from illegally smuggling banned items onto planes.

With the assistance of Securiport, implementing advanced solutions such as the Civil Aviation and Immigration Security Services (CAISS), airports can substantially improve their security capabilities and criminal identification. Just last year, Securiport’s Intelligent Information Management Data Analytics enabled international authorities to interdict a Senegal-based human trafficking ring, resulting in numerous criminal arrests. In addition, Securiport’s CAISS assisted in the identification and arrest of an individual traveling with a stolen passport, who belonged to a vast network of counterfeiters.

By leveraging intelligent civil aviation security systems, such as Securiport’s CAISS, airport security officials will be able to equip themselves with the actionable data and necessary information needed to identify and combat criminal activity in order to keep their country secure. This creates safer and more secure nations.

Securiport’s Civil Aviation and Immigration Security Services (CAISS) Can Assist Airports in the Identification and Detection of Terrorist Suspects

Today, more than 3.3 billion people utilize civil aviation and take to the air each year. Whether it’s for business or visiting family, the Civil Aviation industry has revolutionized the way people connect, interact and conduct business. This ability to bring people together from different parts of the globe, known as aviation connectivity, has been the catalyst for economic growth, and according to IATA’s Director General and CEO, Tony Tyler, aviation “has turned our wonderfully big planet into a wonderfully small world of enormous and wonderful opportunities.”

With the increase in popularity and usage of aviation, there has been a “transportation revolution” around the world, which has paved the way for rapid and free movement of people, commodities and services on a global scale. This is known as globalization and provides many positives for our world, but regretfully has a negative side as well. Beyond any doubt, the emergence of terrorism as a global threat is the biggest challenge facing the Civil Aviation and security industries.

Terrorism has evolved into a major geopolitical factor, capable of causing systematic crises at a global scale. And by virtue of its functional significance and vulnerability, Civil Aviation is increasingly becoming the focus of the operational activity of different terrorist groups. High taxes and a lack of resources and a proper infrastructure can hinder the performance and efficiency of Civil Aviation Security from identifying potential suspects and uncovering criminal activity. In addition to the threat of terrorism, aviation has been used as a hotbed for a plethora of other criminal activity, such as drug smuggling and passengers traveling under false names and documents. This makes it critical to take practical and necessary steps toward improving the security capabilities at major international points of entry such as airports.

With the increase in globalization and aviation connectivity, criminal activity and the threat of attacks on aircrafts by terrorists remain persistent and growing concerns for our world. And with the large number of passengers traveling through airports every day, it is critical that immigration and security checkpoints are equipped with the proper resources and infrastructure needed to identify potential security risks and criminal activity.

Countries should look to implement intelligent Civil Aviation Security solutions that utilize the latest innovations and technologies, such as Securiport’s Civil Aviation and Immigration Security Services (CAISS). Securiport’s CAISS is a comprehensive security solution that empowers border management and immigration officials with the tools necessary to enhance Civil Aviation Security and combat criminal activity. The CAISS utilizes advanced biometric identification systems and provides proprietary intelligent information used to identify potential security risks and criminal activity, further strengthening the effectiveness of airport’s security capabilities.

When coupled with Securiport’s Intelligent Information Management System, a methodology for cross-referencing passenger information across international traveler databases, such as INTERPOL’s I-24/7, the CAISS provides governments, airport security, and immigration officials with a comprehensive set of traveler data and information that can be used to confirm a passenger’s identity and uncover certain security risks. The CAISS also includes Watch-list Management, which crosschecks passenger information against multiple government databases and performs real-time identification checks. Implementing a solution such a Securiport’s CAISS, governments and airport security officials can drastically improve the performance and effectiveness of airport security checkpoints and better prevent terrorists and criminals from illegally entering or leaving their country’s borders.

With the assistance of Securiport, implementing advanced solutions such as the Civil Aviation and Immigration Security Services (CAISS), countries can substantially improve their border security and dismantle criminal activity. Just last year, Securiport’s Intelligent Information Management Data Analytics enabled international authorities to interdict a Senegal-based human trafficking ring, resulting in numerous criminal arrests. In addition, Securiport’s CAISS assisted in the identification and arrest of an individual traveling with a stolen passport, who belonged to a vast network of counterfeiters.

By leveraging intelligent civil aviation security systems, such as Securiport’s CAISS, countries will be able to equip themselves with the actionable data and necessary information needed to identify and combat terrorists and to keep all of ports of entry secure. This creates safer and more secure nations.

Securiport Awarded with a Certificate of Appreciation for Their Active Involvement in the Ebola Epidemic Surveillance and Control Program

On April 13, 2015, Securiport, a global leader in the design and implementation of passenger biometric recognition, civil aviation security, immigration control systems and intelligent information management and reporting software systems, was awarded a certificate of appreciation for their participation and active involvement in the Ebola epidemic surveillance and control program, during the 2015 CAN.

As part of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Secretary of State Aid and Hospital Care, the National Technical Committee for Monitoring and Controlling the Ebola Epidemic awarded Securiport the certificate of appreciation for their efficient cooperation and coordination in the effort to monitor and control the epidemic. Securiport was vital in providing and highlighting the locations of the hydroalcoholic gel dispensers for cleaning and sanitizing within airport terminals.

In addition, Securiport operated its Epidemic Control System (ECS) within their Integrated Immigration Control System (IICS) already in place at the airport terminal. The ECS provided unique tools for airport security and immigration officials, specifically aimed to curb the spread of an infectious disease, such as Ebola, by identifying possible carriers through documenting transit behavior, otherwise known as contract tracing.

Improving Civil Aviation Security with Securiport’s Civil Aviation and Immigration Security Services

The Civil Aviation industry has been around for over 100 years, and today more than 3.3 billion people utilize aviation and take to the air each year. The Civil Aviation industry has revolutionized the way people connect, interact and conduct business. This ability to bring people together from different parts of the globe, known as aviation connectivity, has been the catalyst for economic growth, connecting individuals from all over the globe ultimately fueling the global economy.

With the increase in popularity and usage of aviation, there has been a “transportation revolution” around the world, which has paved the way for rapid and free movement of people, commodities and services on a global scale [2]. This is known as globalization and provides many positives for our world, but regretfully has a negative side as well.

With the increase in globalization and aviation connectivity, criminal activity and the threat of attacks on aircrafts by terrorists remain persistent and growing concerns for our world. And with the large number of passengers traveling through airports every day, it is critical that immigration and security checkpoints are equipped with the proper resources and infrastructure needed to identify potential security risks and criminal activity.

Countries should look to implement intelligent Civil Aviation solutions that utilize latest technologies, such as Securiport’s Civil Aviation and Immigration Security Services (CAISS). Securiport’s CAISS is a comprehensive security solution that empowers border management and immigration officials. The CAISS utilizes advanced biometric identification systems and provides proprietary intelligent information used to identify potential security risks and criminal activity, further strengthening the effectiveness of their security capabilities. Implementing a solution such a Securiport’s CAISS, governments and airport security officials can drastically improve the performance and effectiveness of airport security checkpoints and better prevent terrorists and criminals from illegally entering or leaving their country’s borders.

Beyond increasing the performance and effectiveness of airport security checkpoints, countries and airliners can work together to strengthen Civil Aviation Security by improving the passenger experience. Earlier this year, Securiport was named a Strategic Partner to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and has been involved in discussions within program areas of expertise such as Security and Passenger Experience. As a contributing member of the Passenger Experience area of expertise, Securiport has focused on improving the passenger experience across 14 steps, including security and immigration processes. Having a better-defined process in place that incorporates modern technology and intelligent systems creates a more streamlined airport experience, and therefore will improve the capabilities and effectiveness of airport security checkpoints.

With the assistance of Securiport, implementing advanced solutions such as the Civil Aviation and Immigration Security Services (CAISS), countries can substantially improve their border security and dismantle criminal activity. Just last year, Securiport’s Intelligent Information Management Data Analytics enabled international authorities to interdict a Senegal-based human trafficking ring, resulting in numerous criminal arrests. In addition, Securiport’s CAISS assisted in the identification and arrest of an individual traveling with a stolen passport, who belonged to a vast network of counterfeiters.

By leveraging these systems, countries will be able to equip themselves with the actionable data and necessary information needed to keep all of ports of entry secure. This creates safer and more secure nations.

Securiport’s IICS Enables TSA to Authorize Direct Flights from the U.S. to a Major African Nation

Securiport, a global leader in the design and implementation of passenger biometric recognition, immigration control systems, civil aviation security and intelligent information management and reporting software systems, is committed to the Science of Safer Nations by empowering governments and immigration officials with advanced solutions to enhance border security and combat criminal activity.

Recently, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) authorized direct flights between the United States and a major African nation. Securiport’s contract with this nation to implement their Integrated Immigration Control System (IICS) has strengthened the nation’s airport security capabilities and helped TSA make the decision to allow incoming direct flights from the United States.

This authorization is the result of an audit conducted by the TSA on the compliance of security and logistics. Securiport’s Integrated Immigration Control System (IICS) played a major role in TSA’s decision on whether to allow direct flights from the United States to this major African nation. Securiport’s IICS is a comprehensive security solution that empowers border management and immigration officials. The IICS utilizes advanced biometric identification systems and provides proprietary intelligent information used to identify potential security risks and criminal activity, further strengthening the effectiveness of their security capabilities.

In addition, when coupled with Securiport’s Intelligent Information Management System, a methodology for cross-referencing passenger information across international traveler databases, such as INTERPOL’s I-24/7, and the Stolen and Lost Travel Document database (SLTD), the IICS provides governments, airport security, and immigration officials with a comprehensive set of traveler data and information that can be used to confirm a passenger’s identity and uncover certain security risks. The IICS also includes Watch-list Management, which crosschecks passenger information against multiple government databases and performs real-time identification checks. Implementing a solution such a Securiport’s IICS, governments and airport security officials can drastically improve the performance and effectiveness of airport security checkpoints and better prevent terrorists and criminals from illegally entering or leaving their country’s borders.

With the assistance of Securiport, this African nation was able to make substantial improvements in their airport security capabilities, which ultimately led to the TSA authorizing direct flights to and from the United States. By implementing intelligent solutions and advanced technologies, such as their IICS, Securiport hopes to enhance civil aviation security capabilities and ultimately increase positive public perception, further improving international passenger safety as well as nations’ tourism rates and yearly visitors.

Improving Traveler Safety with Advanced Security & Immigration Solutions to Create Safer Nations

Many countries are faced with the challenge of trying to improve tourism and increase the number of incoming visitors to the country. High crime rates and a perceived lack of security and infrastructure deter tourists from traveling to these countries and certain parts of the world. Securiport, a global leader in the design and implementation of passenger biometric recognition, immigration control systems, civil aviation security and intelligent information management and reporting software systems, is committed to the Science of Safer Nations by empowering governments and immigration officials with advanced solutions to enhance border security and combat criminal activity. By improving border and civil aviation security, Securiport hopes to enhance these nations’ security capabilities and ultimately increase positive public perception, further increasing their tourism rates and yearly visitors.

Implementing and utilizing advanced solutions such as Securiport’s Integrated Immigration Control System (IICS), Civil Aviation Security services, and Intelligent Information Management and Profiling, countries can substantially improve their airport security and interdict criminal activity. Securiport’s IICS is a comprehensive security solution that empowers border management and immigration control. It utilizes advanced biometric identification systems and provides proprietary intelligent information to identify potential security risks and criminal activity, which improves the effectiveness of immigration officials and aviation security personnel. When coupled with Securiport’s Intelligent Information Management and Profiling, a methodology for cross-referencing passenger information across international immigration databases, the IICS provides governments, airport security and immigration officials with a comprehensive set of traveler data and information that can be used to cross-match immigration databases to uncover patterns and identify security risks. By providing invaluable information, governments and nations wishing to enhance border security can prevent criminals from illegally entering or leaving their country’s borders.

Countries, such as Honduras, could benefit greatly from implementing one of Securiport’s innovative border management solutions. By improving traveler safety and increasing the security capabilities at an airport or point of entry, such as the Toncontín International Airport in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, the Honduran government can substantially improve the country’s airport and border security. This will ultimately improve travelers’ perception of Honduras, therefore increasing tourism and revenue associated with tourism.

In addition, just last year, Securiport’s Intelligent Information Management Data Analytics enabled international authorities to interdict a Senegal-based human trafficking ring, resulting in numerous criminal arrests. The United States Government was threatening to cut off all flights to and from Dakar, and Securiport assisted the Senegalese government and South African Airlines in identifying and resolving the security issue, which helped restore and maintain the diplomatic relationship between Senegal and the United States.

By leveraging these systems, government officials and immigration officers will be able to equip themselves with the actionable data and necessary information needed to keep all ports of entry secure, ultimately creating safer and more secure nations.

Interpol World TV – Border Management

Dr. Attila Freska, Securiport’s Chief Operating Officer speaks with Interpol World TV on Border Management and solving the international security challenges of our globalized world.

Securiport’s Integrated Immigration Control System Assist in the Identification and Arrest of a Passenger Traveling to Senegal with a Stolen Passport

Just recently, Securiport assisted in a major arrest made by the Special Commissioner at the Leopold Sedar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, Senegal. A passenger was traveling from Paris to Senegal, with a stolen passport, and was identified by Securiport’s immigration control systems. Securiport’s Integrated Immigration Control System (IICS) and Intelligent Information Management & Profiling directly connected with INTERPOL databases to crosscheck passenger information, and were therefore able to identify the passenger and his stolen passport.

Once the passenger arrived in Dakar, police quickly apprehended him, and he was detained for further questioning. Originally from Portugal, the Senegalese detectives informed the Portugal government of the apprehension of the passenger, only to learn that the country was actively seeking him for being part of a vast network of counterfeiters that have not only stolen administrative documents, but have also forged monetary and bank documents.

The identification and arrest of the counterfeiter was made possible by the integration of INTERPOL databases with Securiport’s Integrated Immigration Control System and Intelligent Information Management & Profiling. Securiport’s IICS was able to identify the passenger as a person of interest by dynamically cross-checking his personal information and provided passport with other government databases such as INTERPOL.

This connection to other databases around the world provides governments and immigration officials with the ability to share and collect data both rapidly and effectively. This is extremely beneficial and allows security officials at national border points and airports to equip themselves with the necessary information to confidently confirm a traveler’s identity at each stage of the immigration process. Ultimately, the results are more secure borders and safer travels for passengers.