TAS: Trust Assessment System

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Information & Security: An International Journal, Volume 44, p.62-75 (2020)


big data, border security, human factors, Risk Assessment


The present article briefly introduces a general view on tomorrow’s border control system and EU inter-BCP real time information sharing, exploring and proposing new operational methods and solutions for border control procedures to increase the efficacy and efficiency of the whole security screening system at the same time reducing the efforts (costs/resources). The general description of the system logic and architecture introduces the core of the solution, the Trust Assessment System. A “black box” based on risk analysis and advanced machine learning algorithms aimed to assign a Traveller Trust Score to each single individual intending to cross the border. Main benefits are: improved checkpoint throughput, improved situational awareness and level of security, better traveller experience, optimisation of resources. The concept is that the traveller risk evaluation starts as soon as she/he applies for a visa, a passport or books a trip by whatever means of transport.

Last updated: Monday, 30 November 2020