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Published on : Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Airports Council International (ACI) and Green Light Limited, a London-based security training and consulting company, signed an agreement on 17 March to collaborate on a new behavioural analysis course for passenger screening and insider threat management. The aim of the course is to enhance the effectiveness of airport security programmes through a robust curriculum taught by experts in the field of airport security.
For nearly two decades, Green Light has been an advocate of logical passenger risk assessment and has taught non-discriminatory profiling techniques to airport screeners, aircrew and management personnel around the globe. The Green Light solution, grounded in baselining, has been embraced by regulatory authorities and industry as a methodology which aims to identify all manner of threats.
Through practical exercises and real-life scenarios, the Behavioural Analysis for Passenger Screening and Insider Threat Management course from ACI and Green Light Limited aims to teach airport security professionals not only how to effectively identify threats, but also how to resolve their concerns through questioning techniques. The course, taught over 5 days (40 hours) in a classroom setting, will be available beginning in the third quarter of this year.
“Airports can no longer rely on traditional airport screening checkpoints as the sole safeguard against those with criminal intent,” said Philip Baum, Managing Director, Green Light. “We welcome the opportunity to work with the ACI to increase the effectiveness of behavioural analysis techniques within the arsenal of procedures and technologies designed to safeguard the industry.”
“Security is a high priority for ACI and its members,” said Angela Gittens, Director General, ACI World. “Behavioural detection and questioning techniques can help airports, airlines and security staff identify potential threats, and provide an important addition to the security measures available. Training is a critical element for all airport staff, especially those involved in security. Through the addition of this course to the ACI portfolio, we hope to be able to offer many more airports the ability to benefit from behaviour detection techniques.”