Aircraft Maintenance Technology

OCT 2018

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52 OCTOBER 2018 AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY OUTLOOK Combat Insider Threats: How Technology Offers a Balance Approach Technology provides a strong tool to mitigating safety issues inside airport facilities By Chris McLaughlin In recent years, there has been a shift in the threat landscape. Attackers are zeroing in on new targets, including transportation hubs, and as a result, millions of people are vulnerable. At airports in particular, although traditional aviation threats must still be considered, the threat landscape has been expanded to nontraditional areas of the airport. Airports have reacted to this change by implementing new regulations and guidelines for employees and travelers alike. Today, because of their complexity, airports require several security procedures and screening processes to keep both travelers and employees safe. Due to a number of high-profile events involving insider threats in recent years, both the airports and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have recognized the need to identify new ways to defend against this new threat. Back in 2014, in Wichita, KS, an avionics technician was arrested at the Mid-Continent TODAY, BECAUSE of their complexity, airports require several security procedures and screening processes to keep both travelers and employees safe. AS THE TSA, airport authorities, and airlines put an increased focus on identifying new employee screening processes, it's important to understand the current procedures airports have in place today and why it's been difficult to implement new ones.

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