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.

Securiport Proudly Supports 83rd INTERPOL General Assembly

Securiport is a proud supporter and exhibitor of the 83rd session of the INTERPOL General Assembly held earlier this month in Monaco. Celebrating 100 years of international police cooperation, the annual General Assembly brings together justice, security and home affairs ministers from over 100 countries.

Gaston Tarquini, Head of Business Development, proudly accepted the anknowledgement of service to international law enforcement on behalf of Securiport presented by INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble and President Mireille Ballestrazzi.

Dr. Attila Freska Speaks at Airports Council International

The Airports Council International invited Dr. Attila Freska, Securiport’s Chief Operations Officer, to speak at the 23rd ACI Africa Region Annual Assembly held in Durban, South Africa. The theme of this year’s event is “Service Excellence: Key to the Future.

Dr. Freska was invited to speak on the panel entitled “The Best Passenger Experience” giving perspective among other airport business stake-holders towards the delivery level of passenger service. Since it’s inception, Securiport has worked to improve passenger experience by placing safety first, and Dr. Freska’s presentation outlined that The Best Passenger Experience, is the safest one.

“Safety is ensured through passenger processing that includes not only physical security screening, but also identity checks through the immigration process.” remarks Dr. Freska. His presentation outlined how safety can be ensured by integrating all official contacts with passengers from the time they receive their boarding pass, similar to SITA’s intelligent airport concept.

Securiport at Interpol’s 82nd General Assembly in Cartegena

Our staff had the opportunity to travel to Cartegena de Indias, Colombia for the 82nd Annual Interpol General Assembly on 21 October 2013 – 24 October 2013 to meet with delegates appointed by the governments of Interpol membering countries. Securiport was represented by Gaston Tarquini, pictured here with INTERPOL President Mireille Ballestrazzi and INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble.