Airbus and SITA announced on 3 April they have launched new Security Operations Centre Services customised to the specific needs of the air transport community, to provide airlines, airports and other major stakeholders with intelligence on unusual cyber activity that might impact their businesses.

SITA’s Airline IT Trends Survey 2016 reveals that 91% of airlines plan to invest in cybersecurity programmes over the next three years. Almost every airline – and airport – is an existing customer of SITA, which provides solutions for the world’s most extensive communications network. Airbus provides a wide spectrum of governmental and industrial customers with detection, analysis and countermeasures facilities for increasingly siophisticated cyberattacks. Together, they will use their expertise to detect relevant activity and use the Security Operations Centre Services to provide appropriate containment and remedial action, ensuring the customer’s digital assets remain safe from attack.

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. 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 Centre Service, providing solutions our customers demand and need,” Barbara Dalibard, SITA’s CEO, pointed out.


Barbara Dalibard, CEO of SITA and François Lavaste, Head of Airbus CyberSecurity, inking the agreement launching their joint Security Operations Centre Service in Dubai on 3 April. (Photo: Airbus)

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