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Page 6 • AIRCARGO ASIA-PACIFIC MAR-APR , 2019 ACI World releases ‘insider threat’ airports handbook FIATA publishes cybercrime guide A GUIDE to the risks and threats posed by staff members exploit- ing positions of trust to damage airport infrastructure and hurt other people has been published by Airports Council International (ACI) World. ACI’s Addressing Insider Threat handbook provides airports with advice, information and exam- ples, drawing on the experiences of airports around the world that combat insider threat - and identifies best practices that can form a robust multi-layered secu- rity system. The handbook explores the current global threats in this area, including cybersecurity risks, and offers a range of different measures and solutions that can be tailored to the unique local conditions and challenges faced. This is ACI’s second security handbook, preceded by the 2018 publication of the Landside Secu- rity Handbook, and is part of the drive to promote airport excel- lence through sharing guidance on important security topics. “Safety and security are top priorities for our industry and THE INTERNATIONAL Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) has released a useful guide on com- bating cybercrime - and its impact on international logistics and supply chain management systems. The ‘Best Practice Guide on Preven- tion of Cybercrime’ is available to the industry. The guide recognises the increasing sophistication of cybercrime and the impact on service providers. Cyber- crime and cyber-attacks have increased by level and sophistication within the supply chain, with many national and international enterprises targeted. On release of the best practice guide, Richard Gluck, ABLM chair said: “Recog- nising the needs of FIATA members, this document endeavours to ensure that they have a proactive process to identify cybercrime threats and adopt effective prevention measures”. Access to the newly-published guide is via: https://fiata.com/fileadmin/user_up- load/documents/initiatives/FIATA_Best_ Practice_on_Prevention_of_Cyber- crime.pdf recent events show that terror- ists continue to try to exploit aviation to do harm, not only from outside the system but also from inside it,” said Angela Gittens, director general ACI World. “The insider threat is posed by people who, willingly or not, facilitate these attacks where their position of trust and un- derstanding of the system allow them to exploit vulnerabilities. “The most-efficient mitigation may well be to leverage our own airport communities. The vast majority of airport workers are well-intentioned. We need to ensure that the security cul- ture is strong and that staff are motivated to perform well, are willing to challenge others and to be challenged.” “We believe a risk-based and outcomes-focused approach to security is best for the industry and we should allow different mitigation techniques to be in place at different airports, as long as they achieve a similarly high level of security.” More flights for Cairns Airport IT’s all go at Cairns Airport www. cairnsairport.com.au, where several carriers are boosting frequency, up- gauging equipment or resuming seasonal links. One development which has been well received in both Australia and Papua New Guinea is the reinstatement of daily Qantas operations between Cairns and Port Moresby, resuming a link that was withdrawn in 2016. The resumption drew favourable comment on social and mainstream media as well as being celebrated at the airport itself – including a commemorative cake. At the end of March Qantas also added 11 additional return flights between Brisbane and Cairns and extended the use of larger A330 equipment on some flights from Sydney and Melbourne. From June, SilkAir is making its Singapore/Cairns service a daily offering, up from its current five days a week.