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Aviation cyber incidents: Experiences from the front line

Until you’ve experienced a cyber attack, you have little concept of how devastating it can be.

So make a diary note for 25 March at 16H00. The event is timed to avoid interference with the work day and attendance is free. The goal is to help you understand your organisation’s risk profile, your exposure and how to manage an incident.

The session will be run by Jayan Perera, Director Cyber Response EMEA and Will Brown, Director and Cyber lead for MENA of Control Risks

It will last approximately 45 minutes with an opportunity for Q&A at the end and will broken into 4 areas

1. What we are seeing!

Control Risks will share an overview and insights in the current trends in cyber attacks

2. How it feels to fall victim to an attack

What does an organisation go through when its security has been breached or it falls victim to malware, including the first indications of a breach and an introduction to first actions.

3. How to respond

First actions – do’s and don’ts. This will include how professional services providers will respond and how they can help. How to ensure your technical response and overarching crisis management capability are aligned

4. Assessing your organisation’s current exposure

Introduction to the Control Risks Threat and Vulnerability assessment, how it works and how it can help your organisation.

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Cyber Security for the Aviation Industry Webinar

Join us on Wednesday, 18th November 2020 at 11h00 CAT for this #CyberSecurity for the #AviaitonIndustry webinar.

We are excited about the upcoming Cyber Security for the Aviation Industry webinar and would like to invite you to attend.

Topics that will be covered include but are not limited to:

  • The need for cyber security in the aviation industry.
  • Typical threats for all aviation industry related stakeholders.
  • Case studies of past cyber attacks on the aviation industry.
  • Possible prevention and response methods for dealing with cyber security.
  • And much more….

Start the process of booking your seat for this event by using the below form.
Alternatively use the whatsapp line provided to get in touch regarding bookings.

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CYBER SECURITY FOR THE AVIATION INDUSTRY WEBINAR

Potential changes to the SACAA Aviation Security Regulations.

by Elliot Molemi, Compliance

There is a proposal by the SACAA to amend certain regulations to align them with the 17th amendment of ICAO’s Annex 17. 

The first amendment applicable to Aviation Security in general is the changing of the definition of Background Checks in Part 1 of the Civil Aviation Regulations.

The change will still achieve the result of only having suitable candidates employed in the functions of applying security controls or having unescorted access to security restricted areas.  

The main changes are in Part 108.02.1(1) which details the duties of a Regulated Agent.

The changes are a mixture of substitution of words in existing paragraphs and insertion of new paragraphs into the regulations. The changes are likely to: 

  • Replace “security controls” with “appropriate security controls” in paragraph (d). 
  • Insertion of “once security cleared/screened” in paragraph (k) 
  • Requiring that the Regulated Agent perform oversight/verification to subcontractors who are applying security measures on their behalf, and that they are in line with their Security Manual. 
  • Require that Regulated Agents perform random and unpredictable securing controls on cargo tendered as secure cargo from other Regulated Agents and Known Consignors. 
  • Require that Regulated Agents screen staff and visitors for explosives and explosive devices. 

Other amendments to the Part 108 regulations will require: 

  • That the Known Cargo area be security controlled at all times. 
  • That the air carrier must safeguard known cargo in their care until departure of the aircraft. 
  • That all Transfer & Transit Cargo that is received as unknown cargo be screened to the same standards as any originating cargo. 

Practical implications 

The practical implications of most of these changes are negligible as they are already in practice at most agents. I will only discuss three of these changes as they require a little more application than others. 

Verification of Security Companies and Screener Organisations

The Designated Official (DO) of a Regulated Agents must periodically verify that the contracted security company or screener organisation (ASSO) is performing their functions in line with the regulations and the approved security manual. This can be done by inspecting the procedures, documentation, and practical application by individuals. The DO will decide on the frequency of these checks. 

Random and Unpredictable Security Controls

Performing random and unpredictable security controls on cargo received as Known Cargo could be done by either one or a combination of the following methods: 

  • Screening of Known Cargo. 
  • Opening of cargo to verify their contents, where practical and permissible. 
  • Making random calls to non-account clients to verify their knowledge of the cargo, address, contacts, and existence of the company. 

Records of the random and unpredictable security controls will have to be kept and available to be inspected by the CAA. 

Screening for explosives for staff and visitors

The screening of staff, visitors and their belongings for explosives and explosive devices when entering the facility of a Regulated Agent is perhaps the trickiest. The reasoning for it is sound but the application might be costly. This regulation will require the use of an Explosive Trace Detectors on individuals and their belongings or Explosive Detection Dogs of the belongings or any other approved screening method that can detect explosives. The good thing about this regulation is that It gives room for this to be applied on a random basis.  

The next steps

These changes are still in process, Regulated Agents will have to amend their Security Manuals to detail how they are going to implement the changes.

As always, the SACAA will assist the industry in applying the changes by means of workshops and the provision of Technical Guidance Material where necessary. 

National Training Schedule 3rd – 7th August 2020

Our #NationalTrainingSchedule for #AviationSecurity & #DangerousGoods #training for the 1st week of August is now available, book today to secure your seat. #caa #savelives #dgr #avsec #asat #cargo

Our National Training Schedule for our Screener & ASAT training for the 03rd to the 07th of July 2020. is below.

AVIATION SECURITY TRAINING SCHEDULE

3rd – 7th
AUGUST2020
Screener Cargo (Refresher)A SACAA accredited course that meets the security training requirements under Part 109 for persons implementing screening of cargo, mail, air carrier mail and materials, in-flight supplies and airport supplies.
09H00DBN
3rd – 7th
AUGUST2020
Screener Cargo (Refresher)A SACAA accredited course that meets the security training requirements under Part 109 for persons implementing screening of cargo, mail, air carrier mail and materials, in-flight supplies and airport supplies.
09H00CPT
3rd – 7th
AUGUST2020
Supervisor – Passenger (Refresher)A SACAA accredited course that meets the security training requirements under Part 109 for persons supervising Passenger and Baggage Screeners.
09H00JHB
5th
AUGUST2020
ASAT CargoA SACAA accredited course that meets the security training requirements under Part 109 for Aviation Security Awareness Training for Persons Implementing Security Controls other than Screening
09H00JHB
7th
AUGUST2020
ASAT RPASA SACAA accredited course that meets the security training requirements under Part 101 – Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems of the Civil Aviation Regulations.
09H00JHB

DANGEROUS GOODS JHB TRAINING SCHEDULE

All Dangerous Goods Regulations Courses presented by Professional Aviation Services AS PER THE NATIONAL TRAINING SCHEDULE BELOW IS accredited by the SACAA

3rd – 5th
AUGUST2020
DANGEROUS GOODS CAT 6 (REFRESHER)A SACAA accredited course that meet the training requirements for personnel listed in category 6 as per Table 1.5.A of the IATA DGR.
09H00JHB
3rd – 5th
AUGUST2020
DANGEROUS GOODS CAT 6 (REFRESHER)A SACAA accredited course that meet the training requirements for personnel listed in category 6 as per Table 1.5.A of the IATA DGR.
09H00PLZ

CONTACT US FOR BOOKINGS

Please use the below contact form to arrange for bookings, alternatively please use the details below the this form.

OR contact us on +27 11 397 1222 for any queries regarding your aviation security and dangerous goods training.

JHB Training Schedule 20th July – 24th July 2020

Below is our Screener & ASAT JHB training schedule for the 20th to the 24th of July 2020.

AVIATION SECURITY TRAINING SCHEDULE

20th – 24th
JULY2020
Screener Cargo (Refresher)A SACAA accredited course that meets the security training requirements under Part 109 for persons implementing screening of cargo, mail, air carrier mail and materials, in-flight supplies and airport supplies.
09H00BOKSBURG
22nd
JULY2020
ASAT CARGOAn SACAA accredited course that meets the security training requirements under Part 109 for Aviation Security Awareness Training for Persons Implementing Security Controls other than Screening.
09H00BOKSBURG

DANGEROUS GOODS JHB TRAINING SCHEDULE

All Dangerous Goods Regulations Courses presented by Professional Aviation Services are accredited by the SACAA

20th – 24th
JULY2020
DANGEROUS GOODS CAT 6 (REFRESHER)A SACAA accredited course that meet the training requirements for personnel listed in category 6 as per Table 1.5.A of the IATA DGR.
09H00BOKSBURG
20th – 21st
JULY2020
DANGEROUS GOODS CAT 5 (VIRTUAL CLASS)A SACAA accredited course that meet the training requirements for personnel listed in category 5 as per Table 1.5.A of the IATA DGR.
09H00BOKSBURG
23rd
JULY2020
DANGEROUS GOODS CAT 4A SACAA accredited course that meets the training requirements for personnel listed in category 4 as per Table 1.5.A of the IATA DGR Manual.
09H00BOKSBURG
23rd – 24th
JULY2020
DANGEROUS GOODS CAT 5 (virtual training)A SACAA accredited course that meet the training requirements for personnel listed in category 5 as per Table 1.5.A of the IATA DGR.
09H00BOKSBURG
24th
JULY2020
DANGEROUS GOODS CAT 10An SACAA accredited course that meets the training requirements for personnel listed in category 10 as per Table 1.5.A of the IATA DGR Manual.
09H00BOKSBURG

CONTACT US FOR BOOKINGS

Please use the below contact form to arrange for bookings, alternatively please use the details below the this form.

OR contact us on +27 11 397 1222 for any queries regarding your aviation security and dangerous goods training.

Schedule for Dangerous Goods & Aviation Security Training (June/ July 2020 – Week 27)

All the Dangerous Goods Regulations and Aviation Security Awareness Courses presented by Professional Aviation Services are accredited by the SACAA. Seats fill up fast, contact us today for bookings or click the below link for more information. #savelives #dgr #classroomtraining

Below is our training schedule for the first week of July 2020.

AVIATION SECURITY TRAINING SCHEDULE

01st
JULY2020
ASAT – CargoAn SACAA accredited course that meets the security training requirements under Part 109 for Aviation Security Awareness Training for Persons Implementing Security Controls other than Screening.
09H00Boksburg

DANGEROUS GOODS TRAINING SCHEDULE

All Dangerous Goods Regulations Courses presented by Professional Aviation Services are accredited by the SACAA

30th
JUNE2020
Dangerous Goods Category 8 – INITIALAn SACAA accredited course that meets the training requirements for personnel listed in category 8 as per Table 1.5.A of the IATA DGR Manual.
09h00Boksburg
01st
JULY2020
Dangerous Goods Category 8 –INITIALAn SACAA accredited course that meets the training requirements for personnel listed in category 8 as per Table 1.5.A of the IATA DGR Manual.
09h00Boksburg
01st – 2nd
JULY2020
Dangerous Goods Category 10 – VIRTUALAn SACAA accredited course that meets the training requirements for personnel listed in category 10 as per Table 1.5.A of the IATA DGR Manual.
TBCOnline
02nd
JULY2020
Dangerous Goods Category 4 – INITIALAn SACAA accredited course that meets the training requirements for personnel listed in category 4 as per Table 1.5.A of the IATA DGR Manual.
09H00Boksburg
02nd
JULY2020
Dangerous Goods Category 8 – INITIALAn SACAA accredited course that meets the training requirements for personnel listed in category 8 as per Table 1.5.A of the IATA DGR Manual.
09H00Boksburg
03rd
JULY2020
Dangerous Goods Category 12 – INITIALAn SACAA accredited course that meets the training requirements for personnel listed in category 12 as per Table 1.5.A of the IATA DGR Manual.
09H00Boksburg
03rd
JULY2020
Dangerous Goods Category 8 – INITIALAn SACAA accredited course that meets the training requirements for personnel listed in category 8 as per Table 1.5.A of the IATA DGR Manual.
09H00Boksburg

CONTACT US FOR BOOKINGS

Please use the below contact form to arrange for bookings, alternatively please use the details below the this form.

OR contact us on +27 11 397 1222 for any queries regarding your aviation security and dangerous goods training.

Access control for COVID Compliance

Professional presents an innovative, online, smart phone based scanner solution to access control, personnel and visitor screening challenges presented by the requirements for organisations to be COVID Compliant.

Our solution from EV Track includes a comprehensive record keeping suite, full visitor and personnel access visibility and comprehensive traceability.

This affordable all in one temperature screening solution combined with Health & Safety Questions, QR Code access control & visitor data capture will satisfy all your safety and security requirements.

Contact daryl@professional.aero or david@professional.aero for more detail

Training Schedule from 01st – 06th June 2020

Training Schedule for SACAA courses by Professional Aviation Services for Aviation Security related training taking place from the 01st – 06th June 2020.

01
JUNE2020
ASAT CARGOWe have 3 classes running on this day. Delegates are limited to 7 learners per class which takes into account COVID-19 restrictions.
09:00JHB
02
JUNE2020
ASAT CARGOWe have 4 classes running on this day. Delegates are limited to 7 learners per class which takes into account COVID-19 restrictions.
09:00JHB
03
JUNE2020
ASAT CARGOWe have 4 classes running on this day. Delegates are limited to 7 learners per class which takes into account COVID-19 restrictions.
09:00JHB
04
JUNE2020
ASAT CARGOWe have 4 classes running on this day. Delegates are limited to 7 learners per class which takes into account COVID-19 restrictions.
09:00JHB
05
JUNE2020
ASAT CARGOWe have 2 classes running on this day. Delegates are limited to 7 learners per class which takes into account COVID-19 restrictions.
09:00JHB
05
JUNE2020
ASAT GENERALWe have 1 class running on this day. Delegates are limited to 7 learners per class which takes into account COVID-19 restrictions.
09:00JHB
05
JUNE2020
ASAT RPASWe have 1 classes running on this day. Delegates are limited to 7 learners per class which takes into account COVID-19 restrictions.
09:00JHB
06
JUNE2020
ASAT CARGOWe have 2 classes running on this day. Delegates are limited to 7 learners per class which takes into account COVID-19 restrictions.
09:00JHB

CONTACT SALOME ON salome@professional.aero OR JJ ON jj@professional.aero FOR BOOKINGS AND DETAILS.

Movement of Air Cargo

Some confusion exists in the market; what air cargo can be consigned and what cannot be consigned.

Loading platform of air freight to the aircraft

We have received the following clarification from the South African Civil Aviation Authority:

Dear Agents and Consignors,

It has come to our attention that there remains some confusion as to which cargo is permitted to operate. Please kindly be advised that the attached Directions permit the movement of air cargo. This is to clarify that air cargo in its entirety is permitted to fly both into and out of the country using the listed International Airports. 

With kind regards,

Andrew Dhlakama
Manager: Air Cargo Security
AvSec: Dangerous Goods and Cargo Security

Please refer to the Aviation Directives attached for further clarity,

Please feel free to approach the Team at Professional should you need any assistance

Thank you

E-Learning By Professional

Our E-Learning courses are mobile ready and includes but are not limited to Dangerous Goods Awareness, General Aviation Security and related topics. #DGR #aviation #lithiumbatteries

E-LEARNING BY PROFESSIONAL AVIATION SERVICES

The E-Learning interventions offered by Professional Aviation Services provides learners with industry leading on-demand training and development experiences that relate to real-word environments.
We have tailored our e-learning solutions to suit the needs and requirements of our industry. Our E-learning courses are relevant, up to date and mobile ready.

Professional Aviation Services offers the following digital learning experiences:

DANGEROUS GOODS

The aim of the Dangerous Goods introductory training course is to provide appropriate training to all personnel aware of dangerous goods and the hazards they pose to aviation. This is an introductory course which is not accredited.

AVIATION SECURITY

Learners that have completed this SACAA Certified course will have a firm understanding of how to implement international best practices that relate the general safety and security of all visitors to an airport.

SAFE TRANSPORT OF LITHIUM BATTERIES

This course is designed to inform and educate people about the risks posed by the transport of lithium batteries on aircraft, and will equip staff with knowledge on how best to handle incidents.

Contact us for IATA and SACAA accredited courses, alternatively, visit our digital learning platform for more information.