All around him, older women were doing booming business hawking cigarettes and drinks to the workers at Mexico City’s Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX), who had a few minutes to kill before their shifts started, and Gadot listened in to the casual conversations.
Why, with security technology more advanced than ever, was Gadot still listening in on idle chatter between truck drivers and forklift operators? “It’s one of the best ways to really find out what’s happening on the warehouse floor,” he said. “People tend to talk during smoke breaks.”
This winter, he spent a lot of time in Mexico City, conducting two security validations and navigating a complex web of technological and human factors to ensure that his clients are employing the most stringent security protocols.
Gadot — no relation to the actress who played Wonder Woman — founded security firm Corposec after running security for DHL Express Austria because “the certification process is the best way for companies to achieve a high level of security compliance.” That mission brought him to MEX to conduct ACC3 security validations for Israeli cargo airline CAL Cargo, and RA3 validation for its warehouse agent, Borderless Air Cargo, one of the largest cargo handlers at the airport.
CAL Cargo decided to pursue ACC3 verification for its Mexico operation in order to be able to fly between Mexico and Europe. “We need the flexibility to route flights through Europe,” explained Avi Segev, director of ground operations and security at CAL Cargo Airlines. “We decided to have this station validated, and that means bringing our station and service provider here up to our level of security and making sure that all security standards are documented and implemented.”
With technology surging forward, a spate of hacking incidents and other high-tech crimes have promoted a new round of introspection.
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