October 28, 2014
IATA launches Aviation Cyber Security Toolkit
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched its Aviation Cyber Security Toolkit which helps the air transport industry, including airlines, airports and air traffic management, to identify, assess and mitigate, among others, cyber risks in IT infrastructure across their operations. “The aviation 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 Aviation Cyber Security Toolkit provides guidance to help airlines and their partners stay one step ahead of those with intent to do harm through cyber-attacks” said Carolina Ramirez, IATA’s Global Director of Aviation Security and Facilitation, at the AVSEC World conference in Washington, DC. The toolkit provides a detailed analysis of the current cyber threats and helps airlines and aviation security stakeholders identify ways to protect their critical IT infrastructures. These include reservation systems, departure control, aircraft maintenance, crew planning and flight management as well as technologies for electronic flight bags, e-enablement of aircraft and air traffic management.