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Impact of Security Measures on Safety

The objectives

The general objective is to understand the nature and extent of the interdependencies between safety and security in order to assess the impact of security measures on safety. In doing so, the project should identify which processes and job roles are affected by safety–security interdependencies and which certification requirements and licensing activities are affected. In the medium term, safety risk management techniques that can be applied to security will produce harmonised risk assessment methods and support integrated policy and decision-making processes at national and EU level.

The main output is a comprehensive knowledge base for the evaluation of the potential impact of security measures on the safety performances of aviation systems, personnel and operations, including the leading indicators for measuring such an impact (positive or negative) as well as the main factors playing a role in such security-safety dependencies.

The main tasks and deliverables

  • Develop a comprehensive knowledge base for the evaluation of the potential impact of security measures on the safety performances of aviation systems, personnel and operations, including the leading indicators for measuring such impact (positive or negative) as well as the main factors playing a role in such security-safety dependencies

  • Identify which processes and roles are affected by safety–security interdependencies and which certification requirements and licensing activities are affected.

  • Recommend the methods and tools to perform the assessment of security threats or measures on safety and provide a series of practical examples for their application by both safety and security practioners.

  • Assess safety risk management techniques that can be applied to the security domain in order to produce harmonised risk assessment and support integrated policy and decision-making processes at national and EU level.