Airbus and SITA have launched new Security Operations Center Services which will provide airlines, airports and other air transport industry stakeholders with information about unusual cyber activity that may impact their businesses.
With the development of sophisticated cyber attacks affecting a number of industries, there has been an increased demand for cybersecurity within the aviation sector. SITA’s Airline IT Trends Survey 2016 supports this as 91% of airlines plan to invest in cybersecurity programs over the next three years.
Barbara Dalibard, CEO of SITA, said: “As an industry we need to move faster in developing new cybersecurity solutions that mitigate the risk of ever-changing threats. This requires constant collaboration and innovation.”
The joint Airbus and SITA Security Operations Center Service is the first of a new portfolio of cybersecurity products and services being developed by SITA. The portfolio will help airlines and airports identify, detect and react to cyber threats while protecting their company assets from attack.
“With SITA and Airbus CyberSecurity uniquely placed at the heart of the air transport industry, we can facilitate innovation and information-sharing through services such as the Security Operations Center Service, providing solutions our customers demand and need.”
By joining forces, SITA and Airbus can provide the most advanced cyber security solution for the air transport industry. Almost every airline and airport in the world is a customer of SITA and it delivers solutions for the world’s most extensive communications network. Airbus works with companies, critical national infrastructures, governments and defence organizations to detect, analyze and counter increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks.
“Air transport is part of the Airbus DNA, so it was only natural that we joined forces with SITA to adapt our innovative cyber security solutions to this new service area, which is experiencing exponential growth,” added François Lavaste, Head of Airbus CyberSecurity. “Our standard solution mainly combines real-time monitoring services for applications and communications dedicated to air transport and incident response services.”