is designed to provide managers and supervisors with an understanding of Insider Risk within the aviation sector. While Airports employ new technology to mitigate
threats that they face, terrorist and organised crime groups will seek alternative methods to exploit potential vulnerabilities within the airport. The Department for Transport (DfT) and Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) have identified insider activity as a potential method of attack. In addition to deliberate (malicious) insider activity, non-malicious activity by staff can also fall under the ‘insider’ classification and require addressing.
The issue of insider threat within the aviation sector has not gone away during the COVID-19 pandemic, and indeed the threat may now be even greater as many employees have been furloughed or laid off. As the sector starts up again, there is the danger of dissatisfaction and disengagement within some parts of the workforce, and airports and the wider aviation sector must be prepared and ready to meet this challenge.
Insiders continue to challenge security countermeasures, exploit potential vulnerabilities, and increase their knowledge of security procedures for their own purposes. The first line of defence to an Insider threat is the employees themselves. Setting values and creating a strong security culture within an organisation is fundamental to the success of an Employee Vulnerability and Insider Risk campaign. Delivery is either via an online facilitated webinar or face to face in a classroom.