Connecting to LinkedIn...

W1siziisijiwmtuvmdqvmtuvmdgvntqvmzgvnzi1l01ptlrbu0hfqkxpr19vtljftkrfukvex0lnqudfx3jlc2l6zwrfyw5kx3jlbmrlcmvklmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwimtkymhgxmjuwiyjdxq

Blog

Airlines Failing on Cybersecurity, Says New Research

8/10/2014 by

W1siziisijiwmtqvmtavmjgvmtuvmtavmdcvota0l2zpbguixsxbinailcj0ahvtyiisijywmhg0mdbcdtawm2uixv0

Over 40% of airlines still don’t have a cybersecurity plan to deal with possible hacking attacks on in-flight systems, according to ongoing research into the industry by commercial aviation consultancy AirInsight.

The study has so far covered 46 airlines around the world and discovered that 42% currently don’t have a cyber defense plan in place, according to a report by industry title Runway Girl Network.

Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs) are thought to be particularly at risk from malicious attackers in certain situations.

These are tablets or other electronics devices which pilots use typically in the cockpit to calculate and display aviation information on things like fuel, GPS coordinates and real-time satellite weather feeds.

However, the fear is that if the EFB is not installed inside the cockpit it might be more prone to attack.

“If an EFB is installed, like on the Airbus A380, that device can’t be moved around or impacted as easily as a portable device. Someone would have to come to the aircraft and infect the system,” said AirInsight, according to the report.

“On the other hand, the nice thing about Class 1 portable EFBs is that they’re not connected to the flight deck; there is still a human brain processing what the flight deck is saying and what the tablet is saying.”

This article has been extracted from http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com, please click on this link to read the article in full http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/airlines-failing-on-cyber-security/

Montash is a multi-award winning, global IT recruitment business. Specialising in permanent and contract positions across mid-senior appointments across a wide range of industry sectors and IT functions, including:

ERP, BI & Data, Information Security, IT Architecture & Strategy, Energy & Technologies, Demand IT and Business Engagement, Digital and E-commerce, Leadership Talent, Infrastructure and Service Delivery, Project and Programme Delivery.

Montash is headquartered in Old Street, London, in the heart of the technology hub. Montash has completed assignments in over 30 countries and has appointed technical professionals from board level to senior and mid management in permanent and contract roles.

comments powered by Disqus

Social Stream

Latest News

W1siziisijiwmtcvmdqvmjqvmtqvmzqvmzuvnjg3l3nodxr0zxjzdg9ja182mdq2otc5nziuanbnil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilcizodb4mtawiyjdxq

What Does A Snap Election Mean For Recruitment?

2017-04-25 08:00:00 +0100

On Tuesday 18th April, Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap general election for 8th June, taking the nation by surprise. Rather than waiting until 2020, voters will now be casting their ballots in a matter of weeks. The hope for the government is that a Tory victory give the prime minister a strong mandate in parliament as Brexit negotiations begin. This sudden decision has been embraced by many in the recruitment industry due to the anticipated st...

W1siziisijiwmtcvmdqvmtkvmtuvndivntgvnjcyl3nodxr0zxjzdg9ja18xmja3mdi1ndcuanbnil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilcizodb4mtawiyjdxq

Evolve or Die: The Importance of Being Agile

2017-04-19 18:00:00 +0100

In the high-speed world of IT, agility is essential if you want to stay on top. Over the last 20 years, Montash Managing Director Roy Dungworth has experienced many changes in the industry. But two things never change - the need for business agility and the importance of people. Roy shares his insights after two decades in the industry. The pace of the IT industry increases every year. The way people buy or consume information today is having an enormou...