Cybersecurity Toolkit For Aviation Industry

In an industry where the safety of millions of lives depends on the reliability of its computer systems to manage operations both on and off the ground, the importance of cybersecurity in the aviation industry has become a growing concern. To help address the issue, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has developed a toolkit designed to help the air transport industry as a whole to identify, assess, and mitigate any cyber risks in their IT infrastructure across all fields of operation. The toolkit provides a structured analysis tool to help identify and assess risk, practical guidance material, complementary access to a number of training videos covering all aspects of IT security, both public and restricted versions, and also information reviewed by industry experts. With an increase in threats, it is crucial that ways to prevent any interferences, both cyber and physical, from effecting the safety of the airline industry. According to Carolina Ramirez, Global Director of Aviation Security and Facilitation, the industry “depends on essential IT infrastructure functioning reliably. While the industry has put in place best practices to protect its IT infrastructure, the threat is ever-evolving. The toolkit provides guidance to help airlines and their partners stay one step ahead of those with intent to do harm through cyber-attacks.” Not only does it provide a detailed analysis of current threats, but also a more efficient way for the aviation industry to better monitor different factors in their operations such as the reservation systems, departure control, aircraft maintenance, crew planning and flight management, all of which play an essential role in assuring complete safety in all aspects of the air transport industry. To join us and other leading industries’ efforts in working to protect against cybercrime, stay connected with Taino Consulting Group.