Philip D. Baum
Managing Director, Green Light Ltd., Editor, Aviation Security International
Philip joined Trans World Airlines’ security subsidiary at London Heathrow in the 1980’s and moved from Duty Manager at Heathrow to TWA’s International HQ, where he became Manager Security Training and Auditing, until leaving in 1996 to establish Green Light. Philip specialises in two areas; the delivery of training and consultancy services relating to behavioural analysis, and profiling techniques for use in the protection of various modes of transportation, sporting and leisure events, city centres and tourist resorts. Green Light also delivers train-the-trainer courses to aircrew instructors to enable them to respond to acts of unlawful interference in the skies and conducts full-scale Hijack Exercises. Philip is a subject matter expert for the Airports Council International (ACI) in Behavioural Analysis and runs training courses for them accordingly. Likewise, Philip designs and delivers the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Inflight Security courses and has worked with IATA on how behavioural analysis might be incorporated into (what was originally called) the ‘Checkpoint of the Future’, the pre-cursor to ‘Smart Security’. In January 2010, Philip was used as an expert witness in the United Kingdom’s House of Commons’ Home Affairs Committee inquiry into aviation security in the aftermath of the attempted downing of an aircraft by a suicide bomber on Christmas Day 2009. Philip is the Editor of ‘Aviation Security International’ and he regularly commentates for BBC, Sky News, and CNN, and is a sought-after commentator for the press and chairs and/or speaks at a broad range of industry symposia.