Cyber security is a very hot topic for the airline industry right now, with British Airways, Delta Airlines and, most recently, Cathay Pacific all being targeted, compromising the personal data of hundreds of thousands of passengers. The threat of compensation claims, and regulatory fines is significant enough in itself, but of even greater risk is the potential threat of disruption to aviation infrastructure and to the security of airplanes in flight. Sonny Sehgal considers how airlines can respond to the threat. Download
Investigators tracking financial fraud are always told to follow the money trail to find the perpetrators. Cyber fraud investigators are now learning to follow the data to do exactly the same thing. More and more organisations are moving their data to the cloud, and where the data goes the hackers follow.
Without doubt the most widely used cloud-based application on the enterprise software market is the Windows Office 365 e-mail, storage and collaboration tool. There are now more than 60 million businesses using Office 365 globally, with another 50,000 being added each month.
I am delighted to announce that Transputec has been awarded the title of Cloud Security Product of the Year for Large Enterprises in the Computing Magazine Cloud Excellence Awards 2018, for cutting edge cyber-security solution Threatspike.
BA admits through a memo that their cyber security system has been compromised.
With every passing day, it is becoming more evident that even the largest companies in the world are struggling to keep up with advancements in techniques used by hackers.
Unfortunately, the difficult position that BA finds itself in now has no easy solution. A leaked memo released by The Register shows management at BA were already considering outsourcing their security operations to a third party, suggesting that they felt their internal capabilities were no longer sufficient.