4. HORIZONTAL ACTIVITIES
» Policy development
» Testing and validation
» Rescue and relief services
7. SOCIO-ECONOMIC SCIENCES AND THE HUMANITIES
» Human Sciences
» Social Sciences
Kirschenbaum Consulting specializes in providing professional security and safety consulting services
to airports, transport authorities, governments, security companies and other high-risk
KC’s major expertise is in dealing effectively with the impact of the human factor in organizations
with high security risks in general and airports in particular. Our major aim is to ensure that our
customers are fully prepared and well trained to deal with non-routine situations in order to increase
security, reduce false alarms and improve profitability and efficiency.
KC offers evidence-based consulting, meaning that all our services are based on experience and
scientific research gathered from a wide range of airports all over the world. We wish to improve the
way in which airports learn from experience, regularly revising and updating their safety and security
skills and procedures.
KC is comprised of a team of highly qualified professionals and researchers in the field of security-
related human factors, led by Professor Alan (Avi) Kirschenbaum, a world-renowned expert in the area
of disaster and crisis management with more than 30 years of research and consulting experience.
Among other achievements, Prof. Kirschenbaum was the initiator and coordinator of the EU-funded
BEMOSA Project, a Europe-wide research project which developed a behavior model that describes
how people make security decisions in the face of reality during normal routine and during crises.