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Cybersecurity takes top investment priority in air traffic industry, according to SITA

Good. They need to get a lot better. Read the article for details of where the money is being spent…:

[…] According to SITA’s 2018 Air Transport Cybersecurity Insights report, airports and airlines are already very much aware of the immediate need to boost online security. In fact 95% of airports report having major plans to redevelop cybersecurity initiatives by 2021.

This is coupled with a small but significant shift in spend on cybersecurity in the air transport industry over the past couple of years. Both airports and airlines have boosted spend by 2% (as a proportion of their IT budgets) between 2017 and 2018, with a higher increase expected this year. While a fractional jump, 73% of survey respondents ranked regulatory compliance and data privacy regulations as being of utmost priority. […]

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Peter Glock
Over 30 years of designing, building and managing telecoms and IT services. Primarily working with large enterprise and professional services businesses in Asia, North America, continental Europe and the UK. Information security professional, secret physics nerd.
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