It’s almost impossible to imagine a world where we were once able to arrive at airports moments before a flight and get through security in a matter of minutes. Unfortunately, it took several catastrophic disasters for airports to discover just how significant their security deficits were.
Today, safety is the number one priority for any leading airport. It’s not just the safety of the skies that we need to consider, but who crosses specific borders, what kind of contraband might arrive in a country through the gates of an airport and what malicious acts may be carried out by passengers.
Security challenges are evolving all the time, with new threats coming from almost every angle. According to the IATA, the number of cyber-attacks in the aviation industry have increased in recent years. Research into passenger trust also found that the majority of global passengers simply don’t feel confident in the airlines and airports they travel with, and trust in government protection is at an all-time low.
Airport groups and government bodies are under increasing pressure to fight back against threats ranging from drug trafficking, smuggling rings, and border control issues. In this environment, exceptional safety requires a holistic, focused, and best-in-class approach.
Unified Digital Investigations for End-to-End Security
Detego’s Unified Investigations Platform provides organisations with an extensive environment for digital forensics, case management, endpoint management, and professional services in one convenient package. The ability to conduct on-scene triage and evidence acquisition with the same tools used for bespoke case management and eDiscovery immediately improves team performance.
With state-of-the-art ballistic imaging offering speeds four times faster than the average, and extensive security measures specifically designed for the airport industry, Detego is already achieving incredible results for leading brands.
One government group embraced the Digital Investigations systems to enhance international border security, using bespoke training and guidance from Detego to achieve immediate success in the prevention of human trafficking. The group was able to track incriminating WhatsApp messages from a subject within the first day of the equipment being used, and positive results continued to flow in the weeks to follow.
The Detego Ballistic Imager was able to capture a full 512GB physical image clone of a hard drive within 9 minutes and 16 seconds – a task that would have taken hours in the past. Across the globe, the technology is being deployed in a range of use cases, to incredible effect.
A leading airport chose the Unified Digital Investigations platform from Detego to handle the challenges of processing more than 30 million passengers per year. Implementing the Detego unified platform along with tailor-made training from the Detego team allowed the airport to immediately improve the ease with which offices could identify and neutralise a number of threats, including terrorism.
For the airport, the ballistic imaging capability of the platform was particularly useful in helping officers to forensically secure data from a range of devices, including drones, laptops and phones. The system enables the capture and recording of up to 1TB of data within eight minutes.
Rebuilding Confidence in Airlines
Following the limitations on travel throughout 2020 and 2021, airports are under more pressure than ever to recreate interest in travel and earn the trust of passengers and investors across the globe. Without high-level security strategies in place, these groups will struggle to support the revival of the travel and tourism industry.
For airports looking to simultaneously improve security measures and enhance the overall experience of travel, Detego’s Unified Digital Investigations platform has become the go-to choice. The state-of-the-art technology is already delivering proven results to government and airport groups across the globe, providing one platform in which teams can acquire and analyse digital evidence with speed.
With automation at the core to help streamline the investigative process, customised workflows and custom training from the team, the Unified Digital Investigation platform makes collecting vital data as simple and straightforward as possible, in an environment where time is crucial.
With an intuitive interface, Detego can even be operated easily by non-technical users and has been deployed in some of the world’s most hostile landscapes, with impeccable results.
Moving forward, Detego will continue to invest in its state-of-the-art investigations solution, to make airports and their airways a safer place.