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Genetec lands multi-year Changi Airport Group security upgrade project

Singapore’s Changi Airport Group, one of the most innovative and technologically advanced airports in the world, has selected Genetec, a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations and business intelligence solutions, to enhance and upgrade its security system. The three-year project, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2023, will see Genetec […]


SITA’s biometric solution provides fast track for travelers at SFO

In a first for US domestic travel, passengers can use their face as their boarding pass from check in to boarding. San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and United Airlines have become the first in the United States to trial a low-touch, biometric-enabled airport experience from check-in to boarding for domestic on select flights. Using SITA Smart […]


One of the largest aviation IT companies in the world is victim of cyberattack

SITA, one of the world’s largest air transport communications and IT vendors, has released a statement confirming that it was the victim of a cyberattack which led to passenger data stored on its servers to become compromised. The incident took place on February 24, 2021, and the company immediately contacted the affected customers. The incident […]


Thales selected to prepare France for new Schengen Area entry/exit system

In 2022, Member States of the Schengen Area will be required to have a biometric entry and exit system to register non-European citizens crossing an EU external border. Thales has been selected by the French Ministry of the Interior to deliver several hundred pre-registration kiosks at various border crossing points. Therefore, France will be equipped […]


Airport deploys WALLIX to enhance data protection and provide secure remote access

WALLIX, a European publisher of cybersecurity software and an expert in Identity and Access Security solutions, has announced that Bordeaux Airport has deployed its WALLIX Bastion platform in a move to strengthen data protection and provide secure remote access. Working with integrator NXO France, Bordeaux Airport deployed WALLIX’s flagship solution, enabling improved security and enhanced […]


Canadian airplane manufacturer suffers cybersecurity breach

Canadian airplane manufacturer, Bombardier has announced that it recently suffered a limited cybersecurity breach. An initial investigation revealed that an unauthorized party accessed and extracted data by exploiting a vulnerability affecting a third-party file-transfer application, which was running on purpose-built servers isolated from the main Bombardier IT network. In accordance with established cybersecurity procedures and […]


NEC facial recognition adopted by ‘Star Alliance Biometrics’ platform

NEC Corporation has announced that Lufthansa Airlines and Swiss International Airlines (SWISS), Lufthansa Group airline members of Star Alliance, launched the ‘Star Alliance Biometrics’ identity verification platform, utilising NEC’s facial recognition technologies, at Frankfurt Airport and Munich Airport. NEC and Star Alliance have been co-operating since July 2019 in the development of an identity verification platform […]


IATA CIO on managing operations during COVID-19

We spoke to Pascal Buchner, CIO, International Air Transport Association (IATA) & confirmed Keynote Speaker ahead of the 2020 Cyber Security in Aviation virtual event happening on November 25th , organised by the team behind the Dubai Air Show which is due to take place from the 14-18 November 2021. He tells us how the […]


Flying high again: Tech leader on recovery at Edmonton International Airport

With the aviation industry being one of the sectors most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Tara Mulrooney, VP for Technology and Innovation, Edmonton International Airport, one of the keynote speakers at November’s Cyber Security in Aviation virtual event, tells us how the industry is utilising technology to rapidly recover. The event is organised by the team behind the Dubai […]


Technology to the rescue: How the aviation sector is fighting back against COVID-19

With the aviation industry being one of the sectors most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Brian Cobb, Chief Innovation Officer at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and one of the speakers at Cybersecurity in Aviation, exclusively tells us how the industry is utilising technology to put itself back on the road to recovery. How important is the […]


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