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Smiths Detection awarded contract to upgrade New Zealand’s airport checkpoint security

Smiths Detection, a global leader in threat detection and security inspection technologies, has been awarded a contract to supply New Zealand’s Aviation Security Service (AvSec) with advanced checkpoint security technology for its five major international airports: Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown and Wellington. Smiths Detection will supply 35 HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX computed tomography (CT) X-ray machines. […]

Thales and Schiebel to deliver eyes in the sky for Royal Navy

Thales, a global technology leader, and Schiebel, an aviation and aerospace component manufacturer, have been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence to deliver a game-changing rotary wing Uncrewed Air System (UAS) to provide a protective ‘eye in the sky’ capability for Royal Navy warships. The contract for the Peregrine system will see a rotary-powered UAS, […]

Indra revamps Germany’s entire air surveillance network

Indra, a leading global technological engineering company for the aerospace, defence and mobility sectors, has signed a contract with DFS, Germany’s air navigation service provider, to modernise the country’s entire network of air surveillance radars with state-of-the-art technology. The project, with an execution period of 13 years, has an amount over €100 million, which would […]

Oman Airports ensures security compliance with Runecast

Oman Airports is a state-owned company that manages all the airports of the Sultanate including Muscat International Airport, Duqm Airport, Suhar Airport, Salalah Airport. It is therefore essential that it operates with strict security protocol across the board to avoid falling victim to sophisticated cyberattacks. Basim Al Lawati, ICT Technical Senior Manager at Oman Airports, discusses […]

Barracuda threat report reveals spike in ransomware to more than 1.2 million per month

Barracuda, a trusted partner and leading provider of cloud-first security solutions, has released its fourth-annual threat research report on ransomware. The new report looks at ransomware attack patterns that occurred between August 2021 and July 2022. For the 106 highly publicised attacks Barracuda researchers analysed, the dominant targets are still five key industries: education (15%), […]

Securing the transportation sector in the digital age

Nozomi Networks enables transportation companies secure OT and IoT architectures and reveals its key solutions into how regional transportation and logistics companies can secure operations in the digital age. Thales, another leader in the cybersecurity transportation field, has revealed its connected and cybersecure solution which will improve interoperability for airlines and pilots and optimise flight […]

Swissport ransomware attack delays flights, disrupting operations

Aviation services company, Swissport International, has disclosed a ransomware attack that has impacted its IT infrastructure and services, causing flights to suffer delays. The Swiss company provides services for cargo handling, security, maintenance, cleaning and lounge hospitality for 310 airports in 50 countries. It handles 282 million passengers and 4.8 million tons of cargo every year, […]

Atos develops video system for future surveillance aircraft of France’s Navy

Atos has announced that it is supporting Dassault Aviation to develop and produce the inflight video system for its ‘Falcon Albatros’. The latter is the future maritime surveillance and intervention aircraft of the French Naval Aviation. The ‘Albatros’ is set to be commissioned in 2025 as part of the AVSIMAR programme led by the French Armament General Directorate (Direction Générale […]

Pangiam and Google Cloud collaborate to transform aviation security

AGS Airports Ltd to trial new Artificial Intelligence-led technology at security sites in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports. Pangiam, in collaboration with Google Cloud, has announced details of Project Dartmouth, an initiative to transform airport security operations by looking for threats concealed within baggage and other shipments at the airport. Project Dartmouth will utilise Pangiam’s […]

Cathay Pacific gains first-class micro-segmentation with Illumio Core

After being the target of a cyberattack, one of the world’s leading airlines, Cathay Pacific, made the decision to ramp up its security defence and improve its overall cybersecurity posture. YC Chan, Head of Infrastructure Engineering at Cathay Pacific, outlines the organisation’s process of implementing micro-segmentation for the right level of protection for its most […]

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