0 ● Password email should not
contain a subject in the
0 ● The first line of the password
email should have garble such
as &=^^%$#$%&^*(, the
second line should contain
■ ■ Passwords shall not include any
project names or airport-related
information. This is one of the
most common errors made in SSI
password protection. Many times,
we see the airport code and year,
or words related to the document
that are easy to guess. A strong
password should include at least
nine characters, which include:
0 ● At least one upper case letter
0 ● At least one lower case letter
0 ● At least one number
0 ● At least one symbol (%$#, etc.)
A sentence is sometimes easier to
remember and is more secure.
The increased concern with Insider
Threat brings a new dynamic to
SSI. How do you ensure that the SSI
you do have is properly controlled?
For those airports that do have SSI
programs, when is the last time
it was reviewed, and does it keep
abreast of today’s concerns?
AAAE will release an SSI Online
training program in the early fall.
This 30-minute online course
teaches what SSI and Personally
Identifying Information are and how
to properly handle them through
instruction, knowledge checks and
a final quiz.
Lori Beckman, A.A.E., is president of
Aviation Security Consulting Inc. She may be
reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.