Securiport Presents Innovative Approach to Effective Migrant Control

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.

BORDERPOL Steering Committee Extends Warm Welcome to Securiport’s Dr. Enrique Segura’s Participation

Securiport is pleased to announce Dr. Enrique Segura’sparticipation on the Steering Committee of BORDERPOL. Securiport, the global leader in travel safety and border security, and BORDERPOL, the creator of new products and technologies used by border security agencies, look forward to sharing knowledge and expertise on border control systems.

Effective border management is an essential instrument for maintaining peace and security around the world. Dr. Segura brings knowledge which can help progressive border services enhance their own border-security procedures, and to integrate their efforts to standards that are known and understood by other border security, travel/migration management organizations.

The role of this Steering Committee is unique to BORDERPOL in that it was approved by the Management Board in December 2014 to “review, comment and promote the organization within the spheres of government and industry.” Dr. Segura will join the three current group members: Ambassador Rodney Irwin [Ret] – Chairman, Stans Energy Corp. (Canada), Admiral Ami Ayalon Senior Fellow, Israel Democracy Institute, and Commissioner Emmanuel Farrugia [Ret] Former Head, French Police Anti-Gang Unit & Counter-Terrorism Office.

The Steering Committee established officially in June of this year by Mr. Louis-Lyonel Voiron, Director of Strategic Development and General Secretariat. Since then Mr. Peter S. Vincent has joined the BORDERPOL management board as Director Counselor International Policies. Both these officials of BORDERPOL will have a working relationship with the Steering Committee in the weeks and months ahead. The Steering Committee will advise the General Secretariat independently from the Common Council in support of BORDERPOL’s strategic plan approved in 2014 which is to transform it from a non-profit organization to an intergovernmental border security, traveler/migration management body by the year 2020.

Given Securiport’s recent partnership with BORDERPOL, Dr. Segura’s participation within BORDERPOL’S organization is warmly welcomed.

Securiport Showcases Award-Winning Integrated Immigration Control Systems at BORDERPOL Congress

Securiport, a global leader in passenger biometric recognition, immigration processing, and intelligent information management and reporting systems, is delighted to announce that it was the Gold Sponsor for the 4th World BORDERPOL Congress in The Hague, Netherlands, on December 8th-10th. Securiport was on hand to interact with the attendees about its Integrated Immigration Control System and what they offer countries around the world.

Securiport’s Integrated Immigration Control System (IICS) is a comprehensive security product that consists of several subsystems, which, when combined, provide optimal security and control. Some of these subsystems include advanced biometric identification and control, intelligent data analysis, training, data security and tools to help identify persons of interest.

“Securiport’s IICS is an incredibly powerful tool that was conceived of, constructed, and continues to be managed by our growing and high-achieving innovative workforce at Securiport,” said Dr. Enrique Segura, President & Chief Executive Officer of Securiport. “We are incredibly excited to be a participant and sponsor at the World BORDERPOL Congress, and are honored to be recognized as a leader in the security and biometric industries.”

Through its sponsorship of BORDERPOL, Securiport aims to further its goal of helping governments improve the effectiveness of their border control management and security systems whilst maintaining cross border mobility.

The World BORDERPOL Congress is the only multi-jurisdictional transnational platform where the border protection, management and security industry policy-makers and practitioners convene annually to discuss the international challenges faced in protecting not only one’s own country’s borders, but those of neighbors and friends. It is a high level conference delivering discussions and debate on policies, implementation and technology that contributes towards successful border management and security.

Securiport was recently named the winner for the best biometric identification system for border security in the 2015 Homeland Security Awards specifically for their automated fingerprint identification system and the multi-modal biometric recognition system. As the terrorism and refugee crisis continue in Europe and Syria, Securiport is developing new and better systems to remain at the forefront of today’s most critical security demands.

Securiport Participates in 84th INTERPOL General Assembly

Securiport, the world leader in passenger biometric recognition, immigration control systems, and civil aviation security, is proudly supporting and exhibiting for the 3rd consecutive year at the annual General Assembly taking place this November in Kigali, Rwanda. The 2015 assembly will celebrate over 100 years of International police cooperation and bring together justice, security and home affairs ministers from member countries all over the world.

This year’s General Assembly theme is “INTERPOL 2020: Policing global threats in a dynamic environment.” Police chiefs and other senior law enforcement officials from around the world will gather at the event to discuss a wide range of policing and security issues including foreign terrorist fighters, border security, cybercrime, drug trafficking, corruption and asset recovery.

As an INTERPOL World Strategic Partner at the inaugural INTERPOL World 2015 biennial conference in April, Securiport is excited to participate in this upcoming event. They look forward to sharing knowledge and proposing innovative solutions that will enhance international passenger safety as well as improve border security and management.

Discussions at this year’s session in Kigali will address some of most pressing cross-border challenges faced by police today. For example, counter-terrorism and foreign terrorist fighters, the organized criminal groups behind drug trafficking and people smuggling, and the different facets of cybercrime.

Dr. Attila Freska Joins “Border Security” Panel Discussion at AVSEC World Conference

More than just a track sponsor, Securiport is proud to play an active role in the 24th Annual AVSEC World Conference by contributing to the Border Security discussion panel.

During Day 2 of the conference, Securiport COO, Dr. Attila Freska shared his views on the implications of migration/refugees on border control units. The challenge remains, “Do Governments have the recourse to effectively manage ‘normal’ operations, while simultaneously dealing with large influxes of people?”

The panel for the specialized border security track was made up of Dr. Freska, Danielle Sharp–Border Security Manager at Gatwick Airport, and Johann Wagner–Senior Border Expert at United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT). The panel agreed that technology is an essential part of facilitating passenger processing while dealing with stringent budget restrictions. As the group addressed the growth airports will continue to experience while governments continue to cut funds, Dr. Freska remarked, “We must be pragmatic and look at what tools we have available to supplement the human interaction necessary to secure borders.”

As the discussion came to a close, the panel addressed how the private sector can assist the current refugee crisis. “We must ensure that alternative solutions are available for nations that lack the financial resources or infrastructure to secure borders and increase global security.” Representatives from Securiport will proudly support INTERPOL for the 3rd consecutive year at the annual General Assemblytaking place this November in Kigali, Rwanda.

Securiport to Present Keynote Speaker Dr. Enrique Segura for Border Security at IATA’s AVSEC World Conference

More than just a track sponsor, Securiport will play an active role in the 24th Annual AVSEC World Conference by contributing to the Border Security discussion panel. During Day 2 of the conference, Securiport CEO. Dr. Enrique Segura will be sharing views on how States can ensure the security of their territory as threats constantly emerge from terror groups and border crossings. Other discussions will include Emerging Threats, Foreign Fighters and Armed Conflicts.

This year’s AVSEC World theme is “Risk Management: Collaborate. Coordinate. Communicate.” According to IATA’s CEO and Director General, Tony Tyler, “Aviation risk management now faces greater challenges than in any previous era. Cyber security, conflict zones, drones, pilot health, and foreign fighters are just a few of the issues.” And in order to adequately respond to these emerging threats, Tyler suggests that “traditional risk management approaches need to be supplemented by a new mindset of cooperation and collaboration.”

The conference organizers, WorldTEKIATAACI (Airports Council International), and ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) recognized Securiport for their support and involvement. WorldTEK, a full service world-class event and travel management company has over 40+ years of experience in providing event management and travel services. Airports Council International is the only global trade representative of the world’s airports. ACI represents airports interests with Governments and international organizations such as ICAO, develops standards, policies and recommended practices for airports, and provides information and training opportunities to raise standards around the world. ICAO works to develop international Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) which States reference when developing their legally-enforceable national civil aviation regulations.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 260 airlines, or 83% of total air traffic. IATA supports many areas of aviation activity and helps formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues. In addition to Track Sponsor and contributor for AVSEC World, Securiport is also an IATA Strategic Partner. IATA’s Strategic Partnership Program was founded in 1990, and includes a community of more than 350 partners worldwide. The Strategic Partnership aims to provide member airlines and aviation solution and service providers a platform to build and strengthen relationships with key industry stakeholders, as well as to collaborate on mutual concerns and emerging issues and to exchange ideas through various IATA work groups.

Securiport Named Track Sponsor for IATA’s AVSEC World Conference

A world leader in passenger biometric recognition, immigration control systems, and civil aviation security, Securiport has been named the Track Sponsor for IATA’s 24th Annual AVSEC World Conference taking place this October in Dublin, Ireland.

The AVSEC World Conference is an annual event organized by The International Air Transport Association (IATA), and is the leading conference and exhibition devoted to aviation security. With over 600 security experts representing the full spectrum of the aviation industry, this is the event to attend and expand your networks: interact with peers from airline, airport and government agencies, take part in interactive panel sessions and workshops, deepen your knowledge of current security risks, and share your views on how we can anticipate those risks which are imminent. Join the collaborative efforts currently underway to manage the risks.

This year’s AVSEC World theme is “Risk Management: Collaborate. Coordinate. Communicate.” According to IATA’s CEO and Director General, Tony Tyler, “aviation risk management now faces greater challenges than in any previous era. Cyber security, conflict zones, drones, pilot health, and foreign fighters are just a few of the issues.” In order to adequately respond to these emerging threats, Tyler suggests that “traditional risk management approaches need to be supplemented by a new mindset of cooperation and collaboration.”

Securiport will play an active role at the 24th AVSEC World Conference, acting as Track Sponsor and contributing to discussions within the Border Security, Emerging Threats, Foreign Fighters, and Armed Conflicts tracks. The conference organizers, WorldTEKIATA, and ACI (Airports Council International) recognized Securiport for their support and involvement.

WorldTEK, a full service world-class event and travel management company has over 40+ years of experience in providing event management and travel services. Airports Council International is the only global trade representative of the world’s airports. ACI represents airports interests with Governments and international organizations such as ICAO, develops standards, policies and recommended practices for airports, and provides information and training opportunities to raise standards around the world.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 260 airlines, or 83% of total air traffic. IATA supports many areas of aviation activity and helps formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues.

In addition to Track Sponsor for AVSEC World, Securiport is also an IATA Strategic Partner. IATA’s Strategic Partnership Program was founded in 1990, and includes a community of more than 350 partners worldwide. The Strategic Partnership aims to provide member airlines and aviation solution and service providers a platform to build and strengthen relationships with key industry stakeholders, as well as collaborate on mutual concerns and emerging issues and to exchange ideas through various IATA work groups.

Securiport is an INTERPOL World Strategic Partner at 2015 Biennial Conference

Securiport, a global leader in the design and implementation of passenger biometric recognition, immigration processing, and intelligent management and reporting software systems, has announced its attendance and exhibitions of innovative solutions as an INTERPOL World Strategic Partner at the inaugural INTERPOL World 2015 biennial conference.

INTERPOL World is a new biennial international security event, which brings government leaders together with representatives of international organizations and researchers to discuss strategies to develop safer and more secure cities and nations. INTERPOL World 2015 aimed to create a public-private partnership to identify, develop and drive security initiatives across four key domains: Cybersecurity, Border Management, Safe Cities, and Supply Chain Security.

During the event, Securiport’s Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Attila Freska, represented Securiport in the INTERPOL World Congress panel discussion and presented a Global Challenge: “Can we create a global community that can deliver a trusted identity check?” During the presentation Dr. Freska highlighted common shortcomings and roadblocks as well as examples of failed identity checks where criminals are exploiting certain loopholes. During his presentation, Dr. Freska outlined potential strategic solutions to these problems. “Investments in infrastructure and technology must be made to provide airport security and immigration officials with robust controls and access to real-time database checks at points of entry,” said Dr. Freska.

Securiport hopes to enhance international passenger safety as well as improve immigration and civil aviation security by implementing their Integrated Immigration Control System (IICS) and Intelligent Information Management System (IIMS). “Our IICS is a comprehensive security solution that empowers airport security and immigration officials,” said Dr. Freska. “Utilizing advanced biometric identification systems, our IICS enables security officials to identify potential security risks and criminal activity, further strengthening the effectiveness of their security capabilities.”

In addition, when coupled with Securiport’s IIMS, 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 confirm a passenger’s identity and uncover security risks. Securiport’s IICS also includes Watch-list Management which crosschecks passenger information against multiple government databases and performs real-time identification checks. The system alerts immigration officials on possible watch-list hits by issuing a veiled alarm. These improvements would further increase airport security capabilities, ultimately leading to safer and more secure travels for passengers across the world.

About Securiport LLC:
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 for the identification of potential security risks and criminal activity, and the prevention of the international spread of disease. With headquarters in Washington, DC, USA, Securiport partners with governments around the world. Learn more at www.Securiport.com.

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 at INTERPOL World

Securiport is excited exhibit and sponsor this week during INTERPOL World, the new biennial event which will bring police and other law enforcement agencies together with security solution providers and security professionals from around the world to identify future challenges and propose and build innovative solutions.

Our Chief Operating Officer, Attila Freska will join a panel of industry experts to discuss global security threats in the Border Management domain. We are excited to work with INTERPOL World to address challenges facing our world and further our mission of improving border security and enhancing international passenger safety. Please view our blog article on INTERPOL World for more information.