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| Transport Security Expo focusses on aviation security and security of global supply chain networks across the globe|
The capture and death of Osama Bin Laden has prompted a global step up in security in case of retaliatory action by those loyal or affiliated to the Al Qaeda terrorist organisation. Bin Laden's demise was announced in the early hours of the morning (UK time) by the White House and followed an American led operation on his heavily fortified hideout in Pakistan. The announcement brings closure to the American public on an event that has defined an era, but conversely places the United States and it's Allies in the so called War on Terror at greater risk of retaliatory attack.
Advise issued by the US, UK and other governments is for travellers to be vigilant, avoid crowded spaces and maintain a low profile. Moreover, authorities are beginning to take additional measures to protect those travelling by air. A resurgence in attacks (most notably at the instigation of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula) against civil aviation has emerged within the past two years.These attacks include the Christmas 2009 attempt by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to blow up Northwest Airlines flight 253 and the recent attempt to blow up two cargo planes whilst in flight over North America.
Transport Security Expo, the global event held annually in London, focusses on aviation security and wider issues including security of the global supply chain networks. The issues, the industry faces, will be the subject of debate when specialists within the respective fields meet again in September.The aviation conference will inevitably focus on recent, current and future threats, with issues such as the ongoing debate over liquids on planes and the emergence of other innovative methods terrorist organisations use to circumvent the measures arrayed against them, placed under the microscope.
Transport Security Expo 2011 will next be held just days after the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, which defined current aviation security policy and elevated Osama Bin Laden to the position of being the worlds most wanted man.
on SourceSecurity.com US Edition