The development of an organised, systematic approach to managing security is an essential task for both States and organisations to meet their quality assurance and risk management obligations.
Developing an approach that embeds security management into the day-to-day activities of an organisation and encourages a positive security culture is at the heart of the Security Management System (SeMS) approach.
A Security Management System (SeMS) is there to proactively develop and maintain an effective oversight and quality assurance process within your organisation. It is about taking a systemic approach to managing security risks in ways that serve to instil security in the routine daily activities of an organisation and indeed, its very culture.
To help States and organisations proactively develop and maintain effective oversight and quality assurance processes, we can assist with the design, development and implementation of the entire Security Management System.
Security Management Systems Assistance
Security Management Systems
As authors of the UK’s Security Management System, we can support aviation regulators and industry organisations with the design and development of all phases of SeMS.
Our specialists on SeMS can help the organisations ensure that the security risks are managed at the right levels and that the security managers receive the right information to manage security performance effectively and efficiently. Our SeMS assistance includes:
Securing management commitment
Design and conduct of the gap analysis
Establishment of performance matrics
Implementation of SeMS
Defining the regulator-regulated relationship
Support throughout the transition to complete SeMS
Kevin has 18 years of experience working in regulatory roles in the transport sector. Kevin has been working for the UK CAA since 2014, primarily in Aviation Security regulation but also in General Aviation and most recently as aviation security lead in CAAi. Prior to joining the UK CAA, Kevin spent 12 years with the Department for Transport in a variety of security-related roles ranging from compliance, policy, strategy and head of personnel security and vetting.
Kevin has significant experience of working on a number of high-profile security events and policies both domestically and internationally with a focus on risk management.
Kevin has an MSc in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management.
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