Recent Postings for "Aviation Security" Area of Expertise.

Dr. Erroll Southers, TAL Global’s Erroll Southers Managing Director for Counterterrorism and Infrastructure Protection, and Lawrence Dietz, Esq. TAL Global’s General Counsel & Managing Director, Information Security, explored last Friday a rarely examined aspect of cyber security, when they urged the audience at RSA USA 2015 Conference to consider the ways in which aircraft systems and networks could become weapons of war – aimed at the US and its allies.

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TAL Global’s experts, Lawrence Dietz, Esq., and Dr. Erroll Southers, will present and discuss two relevant and innovative perspectives on information security at this year’s largest Information Security Conference – RSA USA 2015 Conference at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA, April 20-24.

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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.

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“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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