Recent Postings for "Aviation Security" Area of Expertise.
Criminals, including those in the cyber realm, also come in many stripes. Some are motivated by greed, while others, such as terrorists, are driven by beliefs and ideologies. Aviation is a prime target for both types of criminals and involves threats from both as well as potential threats from nation states in time of war.
Lawrence Dietz, TAL Global’s General Counsel and Managing Director, Information Security, provides here an insightful introduction to the unique and challenging nature of cyber security in the aviation sector.
“We are dealing with innovative and adaptive adversaries who are intent on being successful.” Dr. Erroll Southers sheds necessary light on the reasons and motivations behind what sometimes seems like bureaucratic knee-jerk reactions by overzealous airport security agents.Continue Reading →
Soccer fans arriving at the recently renovated 43,900-seat Arena da Baixada stadium in Curitiba, Brazil have their belongings screened by Qylatron™ Entry Experience Solution, an innovative security screening system, developed by Qylur Security Systems, Inc. of Palo Alto, CA, USA.Continue Reading →
The San Jose International Airport Perimeter Security Breach – Not the First and Probably Not the Last
Now and for the next few days, everybody will be talking about the miraculous survival of the teenage boy that flew 51/2 hours from San Jose, California to Maui, Hawaii in the wheel well of a jet airliner.
A lot will also be said about the fact that in order to get into that wheel well, the boy snuck undetected past all the perimeter security measures of a major US airport.Continue Reading →
A hugely lucky Santa Clara, CA teenager traveled by air for 5 1/2 hours, from Mineta San Jose International Airport in California to Kahului Airport in Hawaii, hidden in the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines jet, surviving lack of Oxygen and sub zero temperatures, and managing in the process to expose significant security gaps in the California airport’s perimeter security.Continue Reading →
Erroll Southers, TAL Global’s Managing Director, Counter-Terrorism & Infrastructure Protection, participated recently in a panel headed by CNN’s Piers Morgan, in an attempt to shed some light on the mystery and the ways to resolve it.Continue Reading →
As the mystery of what happened to Malaysian Airlines flight MH-370 deepens, Erroll Southers, TAL Global’s Managing Director, Counter-Terrorism & Infrastructure Protection, and a veteran aviation security expert, ponders some of the unknowns and the methods used to try to resolve them.Continue Reading →
Dr. Erroll Southers, TAL Global’s Managing Director, Counter-Terrorism & Infrastructure Protection, argues that Paul Anthony Ciancia, the 23-year-old who shot TSA agents at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), committed an act of terrorism.Continue Reading →
On Friday, November 1st, 2013, 23 years-old Paul Ciancia opened fire at the LAX airport in Los Angeles, killing a TSA agent and wounding seven more people. Ciancia has effectively become a home grown terrorist. What can we learn from this attack?Continue Reading →
On May 11th, the Graduate Policy and Administration Community (GPAC) of the University of Southern California (USC) named Mr. Erroll Southers, TAL Global’s Managing Director, Counter-Terrorism & Infrastructure Protection the “Outstanding Adjunct Professor of the Year”.Continue Reading →
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