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The SAC will:

  • Prioritize and develop strategies, policies action plans and industry positions
  • Provide issue priorities and guidance on strategy to IATA resolution and standard setting-bodies
  • Recommend timelines, targets and KPIs for prioritized initiatives
  • Monitor and assess future industry trends

Areas of activity of the SAC will include:

  • Bi-lateral and multilateral collaboration with ICAO, States and Industry Stakeholders
  • Threat led, risk-based, outcomes focused approach
  • Regulatory policy, standards, compliance and quality assurance
  • Innovation and technology
  • Cost, efficiency and optimization
  • Oversight of Regional Security Focus Groups
  • Oversight and response to developments on industry cybersecurity threats
  • Land and air-side security
  • Insider threats
  • Facilitation-monitoring and guiding on strategies related to open borders

Composition and Meetings

Participation as a voting member of the SAC is restricted to IATA member airlines only. The number of voting participants is limited up to 15 (Chief Security Officer and/or Chief Security Information Officer of IATA member airlines). The SAC meets 2 times a year and will have ad-hoc conference calls.

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