Recent Postings for "Aviation Security" Area of Expertise.

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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Qylur’s Qylatron is, according to news reports, a major contribution to our ability to provide practical large event screening. The Qylatron is reported to be the only fully-automated self-service security solution for baggage screening capable of redefining both the level of security and the public’s experience at checkpoints.

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Ross Reynolds, of Seattle’s KUOW Public Radio station, talks about the ins and outs of airport security with Erroll Southers, TAL Global’s Managing Director, Counter-Terrorism & Infrastructure Protection, the associate director at the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events and a professor at the University of Southern California.

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A passenger arrives on a flight from Tokyo to LAX wearing a bulletproof vest and flame retardant pants and carrying a smoke grenade and other “goodies” in his checked luggage. How can this happen? Erroll Southers explores aviation security issues on an NBC News interview.

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