Transport security is the industry responsible for securing the transportation system and its passengers from potential threats. The transport security industry is in constant development and the new technologies and techniques being implemented are changing the way we view the industry.
Transport security includes airports, railways, maritime ports, and roads. It also includes cargo ships, trucks, freight trains, and even pipeline transport.
Transport security entails sets of strategies, policies and procedures aiming to reduce risks, including terrorism and criminal activity. We must be honest and say that the current state of transport security offers room for improvement. Security checkpoints are often understaffed and under-resourced due to the recent rise in terrorist attacks and the costs of implementing new security measures.
Common threats to the transport security industry
Transport Security is a broad term that covers a variety of different topics. The primary role is to ensure the safety of people and goods by preventing terrorist attacks, detecting and preventing the smuggling of contraband, and sabotage, and ensuring the safety of people travelling by air, rail, or sea.
Cyber liability is probably not the first thing that springs to mind when it comes to the transportation business, yet every industry is becoming increasingly vulnerable to cyber hazards. Cyber assaults are a significant danger in the transportation sector because of technology improvements to their automation and supply chain involvement. Third parties and partners, such as suppliers and vendors, help share the risk.
Hackers can tamper with consumer travel plans or modify locations, and thieves can obtain personally identifiable information (PII) from third-party networks. There are several hazards to consider in the sphere of cyber-attacks within each firm.
Terrorism affects transport security because it can affect air travel and other forms of transportation. In some cases, terrorists have targeted modes of transportation to inflict maximum damage and spread fear among citizens. For example, the 9/11 attacks were designed to cripple America’s economy and cause widespread panic among citizens. These attacks led to stricter airport security measures for flights into the US like increased screenings, additional checks on aircraft before take-off and more thorough baggage checks.
When a company is hacked, it can lead to a data breach that can threaten transport security. It may give hackers access to the company’s network, which may include information about shipments, where they are going and what products are being transported. With this information, hackers may be able to plan an attack on specific locations or even steal cargo from a truck.
SAMS effectively mitigates transport security threats
SAMS – Screener Accreditation Management System can help you improve the security process. SAMS is a hybrid software platform that combines Simfox, one of our best security products, and OpeReady modules primarily built for government and regulatory agencies. Regulators can use the system to conduct and monitor X-ray competency, compliance and workplace assessment certification. It includes several evaluation tools and the ability for employees to verify their certification status and license expiration date at any time. Within seconds, determine the current certification status of each regulated organization or individual from a central location, manage and provide different test results from each screener. System components:
– Simfox X-Ray and CT simulator
– OpeReady compliance module
– OpeReady mobile application
– Industry verification portal