VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT PROGRAMME

 

In 2010, ECAC introduced vulnerability assessments, which follow a risk-based approach to aviation security and aim to support Member States to determine the effectiveness of mitigation measures, identify vulnerabilities in existing security arrangements that could be exploited by terrorists and thus better manage any residual risks. Vulnerability assessments are now available to ECAC Member States on the following topics: insider threats, landside security and cyber security.

Vulnerability assessments are conducted by experts from States who have been trained and certified by ECAC for the purpose of this Programme. Their participation in assessments represents an opportunity to gain experience and know-how, to learn about other States' current best practices and to establish close ties with other Member States' representatives.

The participating Member State is invited to nominate one of their security experts to become a member of the ECAC assessment team. This participation will ensure an efficient transfer of know-how related to the conduct of a vulnerability assessment and to a specific domain, such as for example landside security or other domains covered by the activity. 

The responsibility for the management and implementation of this Programme within the ECAC Secretariat lies with the Audit and Capacity Building Officer, currently Adam Borkowski.