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.

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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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Securiport Signs Deal with the Central African Republic and Successfully Completes Program in Equatorial Guinea

SECURIPORT, the global leader in the design and implementation of civil aviation security, border management, advanced identification, and threat assessment systems today announced that a contract has been signed with the Central African Republic for the provision of Securiport’s proprietary Civil Aviation & Immigration Security Services (CAISS). The systems will go live during the first half of 2020 

As per the request by the Central African Republic, Securiport will be implementing proprietary software services and solutions as part of the CAISS system which includes a full biometric screening component to enhance current immigration control practices at M’Poko International Airport in Bangui. 

“Border security is constantly evolving, and we are delighted to be able to provide the Central African Republic with state-of-the-art technology which supports their actions in meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. First and foremost, we are working to keep citizens safe and enhancing the security in the country. Securiport’s build-maintain-transfer business model delivers foreign direct investment with an emphasis on building a strong partnership with the local economy by creating new jobs and providing specialized training to border security and law enforcement officers in the field” said Dr. Enrique Segura, CEO & President of Securiport. 

Simultaneously, after a decade in Equatorial Guinea, Securiport has successfully transferred all border security systems to the Government. As per the original build-maintain-transfer contract, the authorities have selected the transfer option. During the last decade Securiport’s systems assisted with capturing various criminals and identifying numerous persons of interest. In recognition of these security successes, Securiport received several awards including a commendation by INTERPOL for the dedication and services implemented to facilitate security operations in preparation for the Africa Cup of Nations in 2012. 

“Securiport is extremely proud of our partnership and achievements with Equatorial Guinea.  We would like to express our appreciation and gratitude that they gave us their trust to secure their borders with our technology and services for more than ten years” said Leandro Olie, Securiport’s Chief Operating Officer. 

As part of the agreement, Securiport implemented a robust system, and trained border security personnel on national, regional and global threats such as stolen and lost travel documents (SLTD), identity fraud, human trafficking, drug trafficking and transnational crime. 

“Securiport would like to thank Equatorial Guinea for the opportunity and the long-lasting partnership. We look forward to continued collaboration on many more projects in the near future” said Dr. Enrique Segura, President & CEO. 

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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Securiport Chooses Integrated Biometrics Fingerprint Scanners for Advanced Multimodal Civil Aviation, Border and Threat Assessment Solutions

Spantanburg, S.C.: Integrated Biometrics (IB), designer and manufacturer of high performance mobile biometric fingerprint sensors, today announced a technical partnership agreement with Securiport, a global leader in the design and implementation of civil aviation security, border management, advanced identification, and threat assessment systems.

IB has pioneered the category of mobile biometric identification with its line of lightweight, low-power, FBI-certified fingerprint sensors, widely deployed for border and immigration control, financial services, healthcare, voting, and law enforcement applications around the world. Available as both handheld mobile devices or integrated into fixed systems, IB scanners are currently in use in more than 40 countries.

“We’ve partnered with Integrated Biometrics because their scanners are the gold standard for fast, accurate, FBI-certified fingerprints,” said Sofiane Oumsalem, Test Manager in Quality Assurance, Securiport. “As part of our advanced solutions, the IB product integration will be a strong addition to Securiport’s proprietary technology to combat modern threats including traveler identity fraud, human trafficking, transnational organized crime and money laundering, while improving the experience and safety of travelers and citizens” said Leandro Olie, Chief Operating Officer, Securiport.

“We’re very enthused about our relationship with Securiport and about their plan to integrate our fingerprint scanners with their electronic gates, kiosks, mobile units, and identification services at more than 50 border points around the world”, said David Gerulski, EVP of Integrated Biometrics. “The fast and detailed image quality our scanners deliver – along with minimal maintenance requirements – makes IB the ideal choice for use at land, air, and maritime borders with high volume passenger flow and challenging environments.”

The Securiport engineering team has also developed a custom UI/UX platform. This platform combines the following technologies: fingerprint capture with advanced individual finger quality assessment and thresholds logic; biometric template progressive aggregation; partial finger validations with recurrent travelers; live feedback on-screen with universal instructions; live hand position and finger pressure for self-serve checkpoints. Simultaneously, the technologies assist in minimizing rejection rates, and maximizing capturing speed for an improved traveler experience at scale.

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 Integrated Biometrics
Integrated Biometrics, LLC designs and manufactures FBI-certified fingerprint sensors for law enforcement, military operations, homeland security, national identity, election validation, social services, and a wide range of commercial applications. The company’s patented light emitting sensor technology enables lightweight scanners that outperform traditional prism-based devices in size, power consumption, portability, and reliability. Identity management solutions providers, government agencies, and corporations around the world rely on Integrated Biometrics’ products to enroll and verify individual identity quickly and accurately, even in remote locations. For more about Integrated Biometrics, visit www.IntegratedBiometrics.com or call (888) 840-8034.

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Securiport launches Global Innovation Cell

SECURIPORT, the global leader in border management and civil aviation security and threat assessment solutions and systems, today announced the launch of the Securiport Global Innovation Cell.

The Securiport Global Innovation Cell is the focal point for generating and curating Securiport’s intellectual property, including its portfolio of patents and trade secrets. It works collaboratively with the Securiport internal R&D team, government clients, commercial partners and academic institutions to develop next-generation technology to combat continuously evolving modern threats.

The launch of the innovation cell allows Securiport to transform its 20 years of border management and international threat assessment expertise into research and testing of new solutions that tackle issues such as traveler identity fraud, human trafficking, transnational organized crime, and money laundering.

Securiport’s engineers have a broad range of industry experience, both within the border security domain and outside it. “It’s this diverse experience that creates new ideas and intellectual property” says Nate Carpenter, Securiport’s Director of IIMS and Chief Software Architect. “The Securiport Global Innovation Cell is being created to tap into this creativity and forward-leaning thinking. It sets up an environment where we can all engage in taking these ideas from the whiteboard to the board room to maintain our thought leadership.”

The global footprint of Securiport’s operations gives the innovation cell a competitive edge, allowing future projects to be tested world-wide with partners and clients. Securiport’s Innovation Director, Juan Manuel Segura says  “Governments and citizens need innovation today because passengers and authorities require it – and the world demands solutions that can be applied across a vast network to promote the safe movement of people. Innovation demands constant relevancy and a passenger experience designed to meet the demands of the future today”.

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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Securiport Selected to Join US Department of Commerce Trade Mission to Asia

Securiport will join the US delegation led by Secretary Wilbur Ross on a week-long trade mission to Asia. The trade mission organized by the US Department of Commerce will travel to Bangkok, Jakarta and Hanoi. Full details of the visit can please visit read the press release issued by the Department of Commerce. https://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2019/10/secretary-commerce-leads-trade-mission-indo-pacific-region-stops