ICAO AVSEC 2018 Conference
Nick Kaldas, Chairman of Stratium Global, spoke about the importance of having a security culture at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)’s Global Aviation Security Symposium 2018 in Montréal, Canada.
Nick Kaldas joined a panel of three other speakers, including Ms. Carla Pinto, Director, Facilitation and Security Bureau, Portuguese Civil Aviation Authority, Portugal, Mr. Ted M. Martin, Senior Aviation Security Inspector, Civil Aviation Authority, Trinidad and Tobago and Mr. Philip Baum, Visiting Professor, Aviation Security, Coventry University. The discussion was also moderated by Mr. Bernard Lim, Senior Director, International Relations and Security Division, Ministry of Transport, Singapore.
Security Culture Awareness
Participants discussed the positive and negative consequences of disseminating threat information to all employees involved in the aviation sector. In addition, the key points of the conversation turned around the robust application of enhanced security measures depends on engagement of the front line employees and the concerns about the ‘insider threat’ highlighting the potentially negative implications of providing detailed information to an employee who has been corrupted.