Managing Insider Risks

Managing Insider Risks

2-day course | London Gatwick
  • Designed and delivered by UK CAA Aviation Security experts
  • Explores the threat posed by insider activity through the use of case studies
  • Provides practical techniques for identifying and managing insider risks
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Course overview

What is Insider Risks?

An ‘insider’ is a person who exploits, or has intention to exploit, their role for unauthorised purposes. They may be full or part‐time permanent employees, individuals on attachment or secondment, contractors, consultants, agency staff or temporary staff. Correspondingly, an ‘insider risk’ refers to the possibility of an insider exploiting or intending to exploit their role for unauthorised purposes.

Course Overview

This course aims to give delegates an understanding of the potential threat posed by insider activity and how to manage insider-related vulnerabilities. The course will explore how the use of insiders has been exploited by those with malicious intent in the past and how both physical and personnel security measures have evolved the counter the threat. The course will draw on a number of expert sources to define key terminology and equip delegates with strategies and tools to identify and manage risks in a proportionate and sustainable manner.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for individuals from National Aviation Authorities, government and industry who are responsible for implementation and oversight of aviation security regimes. In addition, those with responsibility for recruitment, vetting and other aspects of personnel in civil aviation should attend.

Key topics

  • Delegates will learn about the relevant regulatory requirements in the UK, Europe and internationally.
  • Delegates will undertake a risk assessment of typical civil aviation roles.
  • Delegates will discuss ongoing personnel security methods to assist in identifying insider behaviour.
  • The course will provide delegates with an opportunity to discuss with UK Subject Matter Experts how insider-related threats can be mitigated.

Course objectives

On completing the course delegates will demonstrate an understanding of the following:

  • The concept of insider risks and the possible threat posed to civil aviation by insider-related activity.
  • An appreciation of how insiders have successfully been used in the past.
  • The process for assessing the risks posed by insider-related activity.
  • The strategies and tools available to manage the threat posed.


There are no pre-requisites for this course.

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Managing Insider Risks Instructors

Managing Insider Risks Instructors

Kevin Sawyer

Kevin Sawyer

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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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