Non-Terrorist Threats to the Air Traveler

A Threat LensTM Anaylsis

Airports are not only attractive targets for transnational jihadist threats like al-Qaeda and the Islamic State. They are scenes of nefarious activity of all shapes and sizes, all over the world, including everything from targeted political assassinations to smuggling, from high-stakes criminal heists to protest movements seeking to increase their profile on the landside and the airside.

Beyond being strategic national assets, major international hubs are hives of activity that create chokepoints for a city -- and sometimes even for a nation or region -- that relatively wealthy air travelers must pass through.

Download this 6-page Threat Lens analysis that details the different types of threats to air travelers and ways to avoid these risks.

  • Targeted Hits
  • Financial Crimes
  • Opportunistic Criminal Activity
  • Threats based on Seeking Attention
  • How Governments Can and Are Getting Involved
  • Cyber Threats
  • How to Migitate Risks at Airports

Including an infographic of the "Problem with International Airports"