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Video: UK aviation secretary on the threat of drones, airport security and 'rogue employees'

Airports around the work should carry our more security audits and checks on staff in order to root out the potential threat of "rogue employees" engaging in attacks on the system, the United Kingdom's government official responsible for aviation told a conference in Dubai on Sunday.

“On area of particular concern is tackling the risk posed by aviation insiders, what is known as the insider threat. While the vast, vast majority of airport staff are decent and honest it only takes one rogue employee to undermine the entire system.

"It doesn’t take years or months, or even weeks, for them to go rogue, it can happen in days,” Baroness Vere Of Norbiton, the UK’s Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport, with responsibility for aviation, told delegates in a keynote speech at the aviation security symposium, AVSEC Global 2019, which is currently taking place in Dubai.

(Source: Arabianbusiness.com YouTube channel)