Cyberattacks and the Airline Industry: The Strategic Threat Landscape

March 14, 2019 from 03:00 PM – 04:00 PM UTC

The airline industry’s extensive reliance on information technology to facilitate business and ground-to-flight operations, and the use of trusted third-party vendors to host, transport or store airport, airliner or consumer data, represent potential vectors for gaining illegal access to targeted data.

In addition, the global scope and integration of the commercial airline industry supply chain present an extended attack surface to state-sponsored advanced persistent threat (APT) and cyber criminals seeking competitive or financial gain. It is highly likely the airline industry will continue to be a high-value target for malicious APT and criminal threat actors.

Hear from our X-Force IRIS team as they cover:

  • The abundance of potential avenues for conducting network operations
  • The high value of data associated with commercial airlines
  • The transportation industry and threat factors that could arise from such things as industrial control systems and passenger data

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Claire Zaboeva

X-Force IRIS Threat Analyst

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