Securiport Appoints Quinn as Senior Advisor to CEO and Advisory Board

Securiport announces appointment of top-ranked aviation lawyer, bringing more than 30 years of experience servicing the international aviation and aerospace community.

WASHINGTON DC, May 11, 2021 — Securiport, the global leader in the design and implementation of civil aviation security, border management, advanced identification, and threat assessment systems, today announced the appointment of industry veteran Kenneth P. Quinn as Senior Advisor to the Company’s President and CEO, and to its Advisory Board.

Mr. Quinn is General Counsel & Secretary of the Flight Safety Foundation, a position he’s held for the past 20 years, and is a Principal at International Aviation Law, PLLC. He is a former Chief Counsel of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). He is joining the company to advise Dr. Enrique Segura, Securiport CEO, and the Board. Mr. Quinn brings more than 30 years of international aviation experience to Securiport.

 “We’re very pleased to have Mr. Quinn join the Securiport team. I am convinced that his background and leadership in the international aviation community will be a tremendous asset as we continue to expand our global footprint. His aviation safety and security credentials will greatly contribute toward our continued success in supporting the needs of our government clients” said Dr. Enrique Segura, Securiport CEO.  Mr. Quinn’s appointment is effective immediately.

“As travel restrictions ease and borders open,” Quinn said, “governments need to employ the latest biometrics and data analytics to verify vaccination certificates, interdict drugs, identify persons-of-interest, and stop human trafficking. Securiport offers state-of-the-art identification and threat assessment systems to governments, so I’m honored to become part of their team.” Mr. Quinn is a top-ranked aviation lawyer who has represented international airlines, airports, aerospace companies, online travel agencies, and security companies for the past 30 years. Mr. Quinn most recently served as Global Chair, Aviation, at the global law firm of Baker McKenzie (2017–2020). He led the Aviation, Aerospace & Transportation Practice at the law firm of Pillsbury Winthrop for 24 years (1993 – 2017). He has served as FAA Chief Counsel (1991-1993), Counselor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) (1989-91), and Senior Advisor to the President-elect (1988-89). He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, and past President of the International Aviation Club of Washington DC.

As an active member in the security community, Mr. Quinn represented and served as spokesperson for security screening companies after 9/11.  He served as Chair of the DOT Task Force on Aviation Security and Intelligence after Pan Am 103. He also served as Vice Chair of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Task Force on Safety Information Protection. Mr. Quinn continues to be a frequent lecturer and moderator throughout the industry.

“Mr. Quinn joins Securiport at an unprecedented time in air travel,” said Leandro Olie, Securiport Chief Operating Officer, “We’re looking forward to employing his expertise to apply our new hardware and software solutions to help governments meet the challenges ahead,” Olie stated.

About Securiport:

Securiport LLC is a global leader in the design and implementation of civil aviation security, border management, immigration control, and threat assessment systems. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., USA, Securiport partners with foreign governments from around the world to provide its proprietary Civil Aviation and Immigration Security Services, a comprehensive security suite with secure biometric recognition, identification of potential security risks, criminal activity, and threat detection. For more about Securiport, visit https://securiport.com/


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Enhancing Land Border Processing with High Tech: Securiport releases In-Vehicle Biometric Collection and Verification

Washington, D.C, Oct 15, 2020 (Issuewire.com)  – The patent-pending Securiport IVC/IVV solution ensures seamless passenger flow at land borders and border control points.  Using automated border processing and traveler validation technologies, pre-registered and unregistered travelers can be quickly processed without the need to exit the vehicle.

Securiport, the global leader in border management and civil aviation security and threat assessment solutions and systems, today announced the release of their newest product line within their suite of services focusing on In-Vehicle Biometric Collection (IVC) and In-Vehicle Biometric Verification (IVV) to automate border processing.

Over the years Securiport has pioneered a variety of solutions to ensure the safety of travelers and citizens alike. The most recent product release of in-vehicle systems has been tailored to meet the demands of increased traffic at international borders and border control points. In-vehicle collection and verification will allow for an automated processing system where persons crossing borders are accurately and efficiently verified without the need to exit their vehicle. The in-vehicle systems will drastically decrease traffic and wait times, especially in areas where workers cross borders several times a day. The systems have been developed in coordination with government authorities to process both pre-registered and un-registered travelers without compromising border security.

Securiport’s patent-pending system allows travelers to be pre-registered and then processed through in-vehicle biometric verification (IVV) in both single and multi- occupant vehicles. Pre-registered individuals will be able to opt into the process and share the necessary personal data and biometrics in a secure setting as required by the country’s laws and policies. Thereafter, each individual is equipped with a transponder that will be activated using the person’s biometrics once they approach the border point. The system can then automatically process the driver and all occupants of the vehicle smoothly and quickly if they are all pre-registered in the system.

Unregistered travelers will also benefit from this innovative solution through the in-vehicle biometric collection (IVC) where travel documents and multi-modal biometrics are captured through a ruggedized handheld tablet. The process does not require any passenger to exit the vehicle, cutting down on processing and wait times.

“We have worked closely with our government partners to find an innovative solution that meets the demands of our travelers, especially those people who cross borders several times a day. We are very pleased to be able to provide this novel patent-pending product to create a positive impact on both the traveler as well as the officers who are on constant alert” said Leandro Olie, Securiport’s Chief Operating Officer.

The in-vehicle collection and verification systems can be operated as a stand- alone system, integrated with other border control systems, or can enhance existing Securiport solutions and can positively identify and process all the occupants of the vehicle quickly and conveniently.

Securiport Live Interview on #PowerLunchWestAfrica CNBC Africa

How Africa can leverage tech to reopen air travel safely during the pandemic

The International Air Transport Association says governments across Africa and the Middle East should implement testing as an alternative to quarantine measures when re-opening their economies. As the quest for opening economies to pressure governments to revisit COVID-19 restrictions, Nate Carpenter, Chief Software Architect at Securiport joins CNBC Africa for more.

https://www.cnbcafrica.com/videos/2020/09/21/how-africa-can-leverage-tech-to-reopen-air-travel-safely-during-the-pandemic/

Future Travel Experience interviews Securiport on the Future of the Air Transport Industry

Biometrics, security and contagion control – Securiport explores the future of the air transport industry

In this exclusive video interview, FTE speaks with Nate Carpenter, Chief Software Architect at Securiport, the FTE Innovation & Startup Hub’s inaugural Enterprise Partner. Ranging from the use of biometrics to help facilitate a seamless, touchless and secure air travel experience to the development of an epidemic control system, technology is very much at the heart of everything Securiport is doing to help advance the industry. Watch the full video to learn more.

Key timings:

01:48 – The importance of biometric technology to the creation of a seamless, touchless and secure end-to-end air travel experience.

03:24 – Leveraging data to deliver wide-reaching improvements, from enhancing security to reducing queues.

04:46 – Biometrics, data protection, privacy and the future role of smartphones.

08:40 – The future immigration process – adapting to the rollout of travel bubbles, temporary border closures and air corridors.

12:20 – Securiport’s Epidemic Control System.

14:02 – The Epidemic Control System, COVID-19 and future epidemics – predicting, managing and mitigating risk.

16:41 – The future of the air transport industry in a post-pandemic world.

Securiport Contributes to IATAs Strategic Partnership Newsletter

Securiport: The Passenger Experience, Border Security and Epidemic Control
by Dr. Enrique Segura

As COVID-19 began to spread throughout the world, borders closed and the international movement of people came to a halt, while the world waited guardedly to see what would happen next. The result would leave an indelible scar on the international community’s psyche. Governments took desperate measures to safeguard their borders, protect the health of their citizens, and save their economies.  Spreading across the world, the novel coronavirus confirmed what we already knew: the international community was woefully ill-equipped to deal with a crisis of this magnitude. The interconnectivity of international travel exposed the weaknesses in current border management practices. Previous control systems worked by identifying those passengers with flagged backgrounds. In the case of the pandemic, persons traveling with no ill intent suddenly became a danger not only to those in their immediate vicinity but to the entire international community. Solutions: Enhanced Integrated Tools

From biometric scanners that confirm our identity to thermal readers that can take our temperature, we should have been well equipped to manage COVID-19. What can the global community therefore do to mitigate the disastrous effects caused by such a crisis and prevent it from happening again? To answer this question, we must first look at what our communities are doing now to address the current pandemic. Today’s solutions to managing the virus are being rolled out in piecemeal fashion. Governments are relying on short-term fixes to patch existing gaps within their border security frameworks. This can work in the short-term, but it leaves much to be desired when considering long-term results. Any remedy designed to meet these challenges head-on in the future must be holistic in its approach.  Securiport believes that focusing on integrating disparate systems would be the ultimate panacea the world’s governments are seeking. With an integrated approach, both the government and the passenger must be able to share meaningful information. A platform that gives passengers the opportunity to communicate their health status, for example, while also receiving on-demand resources that empower them to make informed decisions. Similarly, integration cannot be achieved without implementing the necessary privacy safeguards that ensure anonymity where it is warranted and transparency when it is required. This is a difficult balance to strike, but an important one if the system is to be supported unequivocally by all stakeholders. As we rebuild from the carnage that the spread of COVID-19 has inflicted on our economies and lifestyles, the stopgap measures currently being implemented are more likely to cause friction with pre-existing border management technologies. Designing systems with an integrated approach provides governments with the flexibility to respond more effectively to the challenges of tomorrow’s pandemics.

Full newsletter found here

Iris ID Partners with Securiport

Cranbury, N.J., USA – July 14, 2020

Iris ID, a leading provider of iris recognition technology, today announced it has entered into an agreement to provide its contactless IrisAccess biometric readers to Securiport, a leading global provider of cutting-edge airport security and border management technologies used by dozens of countries around the world.Securiport’s automated kiosks and gates authenticate people’s identities at airports, seaports, border crossings and other critical locations. Dr. Enrique Segura, chief executive officer and president, Securiport, said the addition of Iris ID’s biometric technology to Securiport stations enhances the convenience and safety of travelers, while also helping authorities prevent criminals from crossing borders undetected and uncovering unlawful transnational activities.“Terrorists and other illegal travelers are increasingly using fraudulent travel documents at points of entry,” he said. “The Iris ID technology, with its reputation for speed and accuracy in verifying a person’s identity, is a valuable addition to our proven, proprietary solutions that deliver a more secure travel environment.”Mohammed Murad, vice president, global sales and business development, Iris ID, said Securiport solutions equipped with Iris ID technology also will contribute to international efforts to control the current coronavirus pandemic.“Securiport’s solutions also include proprietary Epidemic Control System software to identify and control possible carriers of viruses such as COVID-19 and Ebola,” he said. “Our contactless technology can authenticate identities of people carrying digital health certificates without contributing to the spread of pathogens. Also, our readers are effective when used by people wearing personal protective equipment such as gloves, masks and goggles.  We are seeing a big increase in demand around the world for non-contact and frictionless biometric applications.”Iris ID technology, including kiosk-mounted and hand-held readers, is used on six continents by governments to protect borders and correctional facilities. Healthcare organizations verify patient IDs and enterprise organizations use the iris-based solution for access control and employee time and attendance.

About Securiport:
Securiport LLC is a global leader in the design and implementation of civil aviation security, border management, immigration control and threat assessment systems. Headquartered in Washington, D.C. USA, Securiport partners with foreign governments from around the world to provide its proprietary Civil Aviation and Immigration Security Services, a comprehensive security suite with secure biometric recognition, identification of potential security risks, criminal activity and threat detection. For more about Securiport, visit https://securiport.com/

About Iris ID Systems Inc.:

Iris ID Systems Inc. has been active in iris recognition research, development and production since 1997. Today U.S.-based Iris ID Systems is a global provider of iris recognition solutions. IrisAccess® is the world’s leading deployed iris recognition platform used in thousands of locations, authenticating the identities of millions of people daily. More people look to IrisAccess for iris-based authentication than to all other iris recognition products combined. For more information, visit www.irisid.com.

Securiport featured on CNBC Africa Special to discuss how airports in Africa can adjust to the new normal post COVID-19

Dr. Enrique Segura, Securiport’s President & CEO, is featured on CNBC Africa Special to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is shaping the future of immigration, air travel and airport security. Dr Segura is joined by CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor and shares insights on the need for innovation and cooperation across the industry. 

Securiport Featured in the Global Startup Movement Podcast Series

Tune in and listen to Securiport’s Jurgen Descamps general manager in Sierra Leone discuss how Ebola prepared the country to successfully mitigate COVID-19.

Listen to the full episode:
https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/world/2020-06-23-podcast-global-tech-pulse-check-whos-growing-part-1/


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Securiport Partners with ICAO’s Council Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART) Webinar Series

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Securiport has partnered with the International Civil Aviation Organizations (ICAO) webinar series on the Report on the Council Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART). 

The full series are available in French, English & Spanish:
https://www.icao.tv/council-s-aviation-recovery-task-force-cart

Council’s Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART)

The work of the ICAO Council’s Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART) is aimed at providing practical, aligned guidance to governments and industry operators in order to restart the international air transport sector and recover from the impacts of COVID-19 on a coordinated global basis.

The CART’s work on its recovery Report and the accompanying ‘Take-Off’ guidance for international aviation, has kept the health, safety, and security of the travelling public of paramount concern throughout.

The CART recommendations and guidelines will be continuously reviewed and updated based on the latest medical and operational advice, and are intended to harmonize and not replace the COVID-19 recovery roadmaps currently established by States, Regions, or industry groups.

Securiport’s Global Innovation Cell Invests in Multi-Year Academic Research Agreement with the University of Notre Dame

Securiport’s Global Innovation Cell is proud to announce a multi-year academic research agreement with the University of Notre Dame to research next generation technology that can support current efforts in combating and identifying various border threats including human trafficking, drug trafficking, money laundering, fraud identity and transnational crime. 

The objective of the partnership with Notre Dame, America’s preeminent Catholic university, is to research next generation technology that can be applied and integrated with Securiport’s proprietary Civil Aviation & Immigration Security Services (CAISS) systems. “Securiport has been active in the field for the last 20 years and our technology has evolved significantly to keep up with the global threat landscape, changes in technology and client needs. We are now looking at what is next and how to combine our industry knowledge with science and academic research to develop technology that will disrupt the sector” said Securiport’s Director of Innovation, Mr. Juan Manuel Segura.

On selecting Notre Dame as a partner Nate Carpenter, Securiport’s Chief Software Architect said “As we looked at our product futures, we identified Notre Dame as having the leading researchers in our key areas of interest. We wanted to engage them and explore next-generation techniques for risk assessment that could lead to exciting new capabilities.

Leading the research team at the University of Notre Dame is Patrick Flynn, the Duda Family Professor of Engineering and Chair of Computer Science and Engineering: “The Notre Dame research team is happy to partner with Securiport on research projects relating to border security. This joint project will allow graduate student trainees, faculty, and research staff to develop and disseminate novel databases and computational techniques for challenging scientific problems that have important real-world applications.” Securiport will fund Notre Dame faculty and research being conducted to investigate topics of broad interest to support current biometric and data analytic efforts. Robert Bergstrom, Technical Lead for the analytics products team at Securiport, said “We know that research often creates unexpected results – so we are building our technology in a way that’s ready to incorporate any findings. By giving guidance to the researchers we will be able to quicken the life cycle from the lab bench to the product.” 

About Securiport: 

Securiport LLC is a global leader in the design and implementation of civil aviation security, border management, immigration control, and threat assessment systems. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., USA, Securiport partners with foreign governments from around the world to provide its proprietary Civil Aviation and Immigration Security Services, a comprehensive security suite with secure biometric recognition, identification of potential security risks, criminal activity, and threat detection.

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