Challenge

Postal Security

Starting from the perspective of the partner postal operations, SAFEPOST identifies the main security threats and threat actors and the main security gaps in postal operations, from which it implements security measures and process improvements to maintain and/or augment the efficient and secure operation of postal services to address the identified threats.

Approach

Postal Security Operating Model

With an inventory of security gaps, these measured are incorporated in to generic postal security models and integrated into a Postal Security Target Operating Model, in turn enabling postal operators, customs and other relevant actors to understand how to securely exchange information related not only to security but also to the optimisation of postal flows. SAFEPOST extends the concept of its Postal Security Target Operating Model to assert a ‘Common Postal Security Space’ with the end goal of a European/World Postal Security standard security information sharing system.

SAFEPOST’s innovation includes Novel Screening Solutions (e.g. a new gas chromatography-based screening system, a high-purity Germanium based gamma radiation detector and a stand-off laser Raman spectroscopy based particle detector). Every item that goes through screening will be ‘security stamped’ which means all security information including images will travel with it until delivery. If screened again, the information will be added in the same security stamp, which represents the virtual file of each screened item in the Common Postal Security Space.

Results

Pilots & Benefits

  • The Postal Security Target Operating Model, enables postal operators, customs and other relevant actors to understand how to securely exchange information related not only to security but also to the optimisation of postal flows.
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