Over the years, airport security has undergone significant transformations to adapt to emerging threats. The traditional focus on perimeter security and security checkpoints has expanded to encompass a holistic approach that covers various aspects of the airport ecosystem and connects security systems to one another. From check-in to boarding, multiple stakeholders—including the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), airport management and security personnel—work together to maintain a secure environment for travelers and employees alike. This is why we’re seeing more and more airports turn to security convergence when considering how to level up their security processes. In order to create more streamlined workflows, remove security gaps and simplify compliance, airports are finding it increasingly necessary to connect their systems across IT, OT and physical security.
Airport identity management systems and credentialing solutions play a vital role in addressing the challenges faced by today’s airport badging offices. These solutions automate and streamline the entire identity lifecycle, from background checks and badge application to issuance and renewal. By integrating biometric technologies such as fingerprinting and facial recognition, these systems enhance the accuracy and efficiency of identity verification processes, ensuring only authorized personnel gain access to secure areas.
More than that, airport identity management solutions provide real-time notifications and updates, enabling security personnel to respond promptly to any security threats or breaches. This proactive approach helps maintain a secure environment and minimizes the risk of unauthorized access. By centralizing the management of credentials and access control, airport operators can achieve greater visibility and control over their security systems.
Alert Enterprise’s Airport Guardian badging software is a comprehensive, cloud-based software solution designed specifically for airport security management and badging offices. This turnkey solution offers a wide range of modules and functionalities—from badge management to schedule management—empowering airports to address their unique security challenges effectively.
More importantly, it converges cyber-physical security systems so you can get well ahead of risk. With one view of complex threats, events and incidents across airport IT, OT and physical security systems, it brings your attention right where it needs to be.
Airport Guardian automates the entire badging process, from application to vetting and issuance. By leveraging advanced algorithms and integrations with trusted agents and background check providers, the solution reduces the time and effort required for credentialing, ensuring faster processing times for new badges and renewals.
With its integrated security system, Airport Guardian enables airports to manage and monitor access to secure areas in real-time. The solution supports biometric authentication, allowing for seamless and secure entry to restricted zones. By granting unescorted access only to authorized personnel, the solution minimizes the risk of security breaches. And it proactively monitors for suspended, lost and stolen badges to continuously prevent unauthorized access.
Chief Strategy Officer
David Cassady has been selling and leading teams in Silicon Valley for more than 30 years. During that time, he’s led a mix of established software players and startups. Cassady has also been involved with five IPOs — and at least as many acquisitions.
As Chief Strategy Officer, David leverages his extensive experience helping software businesses drive growth through deep and impactful partnerships with the world’s most successful SaaS providers like ServiceNow, Microsoft and SAP.
Chief Security Officer
Senior Vice President, Regulated Industries
Mark Weatherford brings years of high-level cyber-physical expertise to Alert Enterprise, and as Chief Security Officer (CSO), he guides the strategy of data management and protection by advising cyber-physical security policies and procedures within the company. Weatherford also works in liaison with businesses and executive professionals in the cyber and physical security industries to further accelerate security convergence adoption.
Mark has held numerous high-level cyber-centric positions, including Vice President and Chief Security Officer at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the Department of Homeland Security’s first Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity under the Obama administration, California’s first Chief Security Officer, and the first CISO for the state of Colorado.
Chief Technology Officer
As Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Alert Enterprise, Harsh Chauhan is responsible for the company’s engineering technology innovation and solution delivery. A 20-year technology veteran and leader, Chauhan is focused on the growth of the company’s 3D Governance Risk Compliance (GRC) hyperscale cloud platform.
He also continues to develop integrated solutions with leading technology partners like SAP, SAP NS2, and ServiceNow. Before Alert Enterprise, Mr. Chauhan held multiple CTO positions, as well as Product Owner and Head of Development at SAP GRC 10.0, delivering targeted solutions to high-profile SAP clients.
Chief Operations Officer
CFO and Co-Founder
As Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Co-Founder of Alert Enterprise, Kaval Kaur leads all finance and administrative back-office operations. Kaur is a member of the national professional organization American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the California State CPA Society.
Prior to joining Alert Enterprise, she was the CFO and Co-Founder of Virsa Systems, a position she held until its acquisition by SAP.
Kaur is a philanthropist at heart, embracing the diversity of the San Francisco Bay area by assisting with and promoting special cultural events. She recently sponsored 2,000 public schools in rural India to advance computer literacy skills for children and is a foster mother to a 10 year old.
Founder and CEO
Leading the charge of digital transformation and security convergence is Jasvir Gill, Founder and CEO of Alert Enterprise, Inc. An accomplished engineer by trade, Gill is driving the long-overdue digital transformation of the physical security industry.
Prior to launching Alert Enterprise, Gill was the founder and CEO of Virsa Systems, where he grew the company into a global leader of application security software. An early pioneer in establishing governance, risk and compliance as a software market segment, he drove exponential growth at Virsa, facilitating its acquisition by SAP in 2006.