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New Identity Management and Credentialing System takes flight at Fort Lauderdale Airport

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Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) recently implemented Alert Enterprise’s Airport Guardian platform to improve the efficiency of their badging process and overall customer experience. This was made possible through the automation of manual steps and notifications, real-time integration with external applications (like Telos ID and ILS training management system) and the elimination of paper application forms.

“At the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, safety is at the heart of everything we do,” said Frank Capello, Director of Security at FLL. “With the roll-out of Alert Enterprise’s next-generation airport identity management and credentialing system, we are not only increasing our workforce and customer safety, but improving their overall experience—reduced processing times, real time background checks and improved credentialing attribution.”

Now Boarding: Streamlined End to End Badging

Less back and forth is always more (especially at the airport). The deployment of the Airport Guardian platform has reduced the number of trips to Fort Lauderdale Airport’s Credentialing Center from three to two, which saves a significant amount of time. In some cases—such as with law enforcement—the number of trips dropped to just one.

Another perk? Decreased in-office processing times for media applicants. Prior to the new CMS shift, processing times at FLL reached as high as 90 minutes. With the appointment scheduler module, visits are optimized and they’re no more than half an hour, saving both time and resources (talk about a win-win).

Plus, background checks are a breeze. credentialing center personnel and authorized signatories can now receive them in real-time, and in some cases almost instantaneously.

Bigger and better capabilities? Check and check.

With Airport Guardian, Trusted Agents and Authorized Signatories can live monitor and manage access to medias under their sponsorship—with immediate access to reporting and audits. And it’s time to bid hard files adieu with a portal database that digitally stores critical forms and information.

Future proofing

Airport Guardian platform offers solutions that comply with industry and federal standards for security and performance. Implementing new compliance requirements is quick and without disruption of operations.

Looking to land major savings

Best part: significant cost savings could very well be on the horizon. According to Frank Capello, the shift to using Airport Guardian has had major impacts on their bottom line due to reduced labor costs that are expected to come as a result of these new efficiencies.

Final call.

Next-gen identity access management without a systems overhaul?

Don’t get left behind.

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David Cassady

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. 

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Mark Weatherford

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.

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Harsh Chauhan

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.

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Ruby Deol

Chief Operations Officer

Ruby Deol oversees all business units at Alert Enterprise. With more than 20 years of experience in global sales and support services, Deol nurtures existing client relationships with a customer-first approach. As Alert Enterprise continues to grow in industry recognition and stature, Deol is charged with developing and implementing methods to meet organization goals and facilitate the company’s ongoing transformation.
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Kaval Kaur

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.

Jasvir Gill

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.

In his free time, Jasvir helps drive social and economic empowerment in the community. He’s also a trustee at the American India Foundation.