USC Aviation Safety and Security
6033 West Century Blvd. Ste. 920
Los Angeles CA 90045

SeMS Aviation Security Management Systems

Dates:May 17-21, 2021
Meets:M, Tu, W, Th and F from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, 5 sessions
Location:LAX Campus
Instructor:Instructor Information
Fee: $2,650.00Fee Breakdown

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This course is designed for individuals responsible for managing and implementing aviation security measures at medium to small size aircraft operators, all airports and Indirect Air Carriers (IAC’s). The course applies the fundamentals of SMS (hazard identification, risk assessment and mitigation of risk) to the field of aviation security. It demonstrates how to conduct a risk-based security program that builds upon national and international standards and requirements. The course presents the PRIFISE operational risk assessment tool as a framework for meeting emerging security threats. As cyber security has become a more important issue, this course has been extended to include a half-day on cyber security. Note: This is a non-SSI course.

Objectives: To provide individuals with the knowledge and skills to develop a SeMS based aviation security management system that is compliant with Federal requirements, International Standards and reflective of organizational needs.

Who Should Attend: Individuals responsible for implementation of aviation security requirements in medium to small size aircraft operators, all airports and Indirect Air carriers. This course would also be of interest to those individuals and managers who are seeking to apply a systems management approach to aviation security within their particular areas of jurisdiction. Individuals involved in the design and integration of security measures into airport environments would find benefit in this course. This course would be beneficial to government agencies responsible for aviation security.

Course Outline

  1. Primary Lessons of Aviation Security
        Evolution of the Threat
        Evolution of the Response
        Development of Countermeasures
  2. Legal Programs as Countermeasures
        U.S. Regulations
  3. Principles of Aviation Security Management Systems
        Positive Leadership Culture
        Data-based Decision Making
        Shared Framework with SMS
  4. Audits and Inspections
        Internal Audits
        Risk Assessment Matrix
        Synergy with ICAO and National Requirements and Inspections
  5. Practical Applications
        PRIFISE operational risk assessment tool
        Non-regulatory Security Practices that Make Sense and Diminish Risk
        Operating in Unfamiliar Environments
  6. Security Technologies
        Cost Benefit
        Emerging Technologies
        Cyber Security
  7. Threats
        Threats to Aircraft
        Threats to Airports
  8. Case Studies and Practical Exercise
        Audit of Aviation Entity
        Application of SMS Principles

Course Duration: 4.5 Days