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risk, assessment, profiling, procedure, cargo, security
This paper offers a risk assessment profiling procedure (RAPP) for air cargo based on leveraging the role of the human factor along the security process. RAPP is based on principles taken from the Israeli method of passenger profiling and suspicious signs published by the United State Department of Homeland Security. RAPP is challenged with the plot of 2010 to bomb an all-cargo airplane using explosives concealed in printers originating from Yemen. The core competence of RAPP is individually assessing the risk of each shipment by a qualified agent, who looks for suspicious signs and anomalous patterns and αddressing the level of risk by adjusting appropriate technological resources for detecting the explosives. RAPP allows less screening of cargo and makes the security process of air cargo more active. The combination of the human factor and the right technological resources enhances the level of success in securing air cargo.