Recent Postings for "Aviation Security" Area of Expertise.

“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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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”.

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Mr. Erroll Southers, TAL Global’s Managing Director of Counter-Terrorism and Infrastructure Protection, testified on Thursday, May 9, 2013 before the U.S. Congressional Committee on Homeland Security. Southers’ testimony focused on the April 15th, 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and on possible ways to mitigate future threats to large public-venue events.

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