AVIATION SPONSOR AND PARTNERThe threats to our airports, to the aviation industry to our rail networks to the maritime environment are changing and developing rapidly.  Who would have thought that Gatwick would be closed for 36 hours because of multiple drone incursions?  Peter Drissell, the Director for Aviation Security with the CAA will be speaking about wider aviation security issues including the future of regulation.

Air, sea and rail all bring their individual challenges, early speakers confirmed for this busy conference include Wilfrid Coveant, Brussels Airport, Sue Terpilowski OBE from Women's International Shipping and Trading Association and a senior speaker representing the challenges of security the HS2 project and they will all form part of a larger panel looking at common security lessons and best practice.

Drones will feature strongly as they are a priority for the Home Office JSaRC but other areas that impact the wider transport industry include borders and biometrics including identity documents. Dr John Coyne from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute is a leading expert on borders and securing identity will be looked at by Christine McQueen from SICPA.

We can’t ignore the impact of Cyber and the growth of the threat landscape though cyber. We saw the devastating results of an accidental software flaw in the Boeing 737 Max fleet with 3 crashes. Understanding the threat potential and how to counter it will also feature and an early confirmed speaker is Drew Perry, the CEO of Tiberium Security.

Topics will include:

  • The current challenges, threats and trends
  • The cyber, drone, piracy, insider threat, migrant, terror and organised crime threats to our transport networks and hubs and how do we deal with them?
  • Planning security into a new project with a case study of HS2
  • Detecting illicit people and materials
  • Dealing with the scourge of drones


Day 2

4th December

Time Session Title Speaker
10:00 - 10:10

Welcome from the Chair & Introduction to first session

Dinos Kerigan-Kyrou, Partnership for Peace Consortium of Defence Academies & Security Studies Institutes

10:10 - 11:30

Panel Overview/Policy - Impact of the terrorist threat on transport networks - what each of the key transport networks are currently doing, challenges ahead and opportunities to share knowledge/practice for a safer future


10:10 - 10:30

Development of the terrorist threat to civil aviation


10:30 - 10:50

The future for aviation security regulation

Peter Drissell, Director of Aviation Security, CAA

10:50 - 11:10

What are the challenges for international maritime security


11:10 - 11:30

Integrating railway security with wider transport networks



Q&A with speakers


11:30 - 11:45



11:45 - 12:15

Keynote: The challenges of securing international borders

Dr John Coyne, Head of Border Security and Strategic Policing and Law Enforcement Programs, Australian Strategic Policy Institute

12:15 - 13:15

Panel: Common security lessons across multiple transport hubs

Cost vs safety & security/getting balance right

Wilfrid Coveant, Brussels Airport

Mark Lindsay, Arup
Sue Terpilowski, WISTA
John Wood / Andy Blackwell
Ewan Duncan, Group Head of Security, ABP

13:15 - 13:45



13:45 - 14:15

Smiths Sponsor Presentation


14:15 - 14:45

Drones - benefits & risks


14:45 - 15:15

Risks of everyday wireless devices - Tempest, hijacking & Interception

Drew Perry, CEO, Tiberium Security

15:15 - 15:45

Science of Security


15:45 - 16:15

People Watching: How to monitor the greatest threat without technology

Andrew Palmer, Border Security Manager, Gatwick Airport

Darren Stanton, Human Lie Detector