In one of the recent hacks in the aviation sector, hackers obtained access to the personal information of around 10 million flyers, including credit card information, passport information, and other personal details. Since then, there have been multiple attacks at airport systems and several reports have highlighted privacy and security concerns of individuals.
Now, a new report has been released by a Switzerland-based firm stating that only three out of the top 100 world airports passed their cybersecurity checks.
Key observations from the research
The firm covered all of the 2019 Top 100 Airports (as per Skytrax World Airport survey). According to the report:
WEF’s report on cyber resiliency in aviation
In the previous month, WEF also released a report on the aviation industry. Its “Advancing Cyber Resilience in Aviation: An Industry Analysis” report talks about awareness and key systemic challenges to cyber resilience in the aviation industry.
Cyber risk factors in aviation
In its report, the WEF throws light on seven types of risks the aviation sector faces along with a rating out of 10:
The bottom line
Experts believe, there’s still a long way to go from reflection to action. The first affirmative step would be to promote and enhance common industry definitions established by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). In the next, cybersecurity, privacy, and digital trust will be decided on the basis of how well an organization shape itself to cybersecurity requirements as time goes by.