Our knowledge centric technology workshops are a popular feature at the event. These information rich seminars are presented by leading industry experts and offer visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in each of the fields under review.
Transport Security Expo 2013 will feature an expanded free-to-attend workshop programme, similar to last year's event, to meet popular demand and will encompass the aviation, maritime, mass transit and supply-chain arenas.
Vast numbers of travellers are screened at our major air transport hubs every year. With the demand for air travel constantly increasing, airports must innovate to ensure an appropriate balance between the competing needs of utmost security, greater revenue generation and an improved passenger experience. This challenging balancing act requires that airports harness best practice techniques and adopt latest technological advances to ensure the smooth flow of travelers. This workshop seminar focuses on the latest passenger screening solutions and how they can be harnessed to deliver enhanced capability and flexibility at your airport.
SHIP & PORT SECURITY
Piracy on the high seas remains an intractable problem despite the deployment of substantial naval assets in many of the worlds more notorious piracy hotspots. UK government officials recently gave the green light to arming merchant vessels traversing such dangerous waters. This important and timely workshop focuses on the security options available to the merchant marine, including the deployment of armed personnel, real time tracking of vessels at sea and the wide range of other threat mitigation and hardening solutions available today to protect crews and ensure safe passage for valuable cargos.
TERMINAL & FACILITY SECURITY
The probability of attacks against terminals and supporting facilities is considered a persistent threat with no easy solution. Two significant attacks at airports in Moscow and Frankfurt last year serve to illustrate this point graphically. Although deployment of plainclothes security personnel and quick reaction teams can help ameliorate the impact of attacks on airports, their ease of execution and the impossibility of eliminating all airport queues (be they for drop-off, check-in, security screening, baggage claim, or car rentals) make this tactic a growing threat. This timely workshop examines the options available to help better secure terminals and associated facilities.
FREIGHT & CARGO SECURITY
US officials recently unveiled their Strategy for Global Supply Chain Security at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The policy document was developed after the discovery of powerful improvised explosive devices at two major airfreight hubs, succinctly demonstrated the vulnerability of the freight and cargo channel to acts of terrorism. US strategy has an inevitable impact for freight and cargo handlers attempting to attain compliance with the requirements it contains. This workshop sheds light on the technological solutions currently available and examined the options available to operators across the supply chain going forward.
PERIMETER SECUIRITY & HOSTILE MITIGATION
In an age when attacks have become increasingly random and often from the least expected trajectory, effective perimeter controls are a vital part of the overall security mix. Recent painful history has demonstrated a pressing requirement to combine traditional perimeter security measures with hostile vehicle mitigation techniques, to ensure a robust defensive posture against a wide range of external threats. This key workshop delivers a detailed overview of the solutions available today.
Major security challenges continue to face national rail operators. These include protecting passengers using such open and vulnerable transport infrastructure from acts of terrorism and protecting valuable safety critical assets against organized and opportunistic theft. The key enabler across such extended and exposed networks is technology. This entirely new and highly specialized workshop brings clarity to the range of options available across the complimentary technology groups of surveillance, closed circuit television monitoring, access control, perimeter security, sensing and tracking amongst others.
Global transport networks depend on information technology and would simply grind to a halt without ready access to the operationally vital data required for day-to-day operations. This high dependence on information technology imposes a requirement that the systems deployed across the transport networks are both robust and secure. The traditional approach to cyber security has been to focus most resources on the crucial system components and protect against the biggest known threats. This approach is insufficient in the interconnected world of today, where a much more holistic approach to cyber security across transport networks is absolutely vital.
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