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Cyber-security threat guidance published by ACI World

Posted: 11 February 2020 | | No comments yet

The new resource provides airports with guidance on the best practices for establishing and implementing efficient cyber-security defences.

Cyber security threat guidance published by ACI World

Airports Council International (ACI) World has published a new handbook to provide airports with guidance on how to establish a programme of cyber-resilience and maintain robust and efficient cyber-security defences.

ACI World’s Cyber Security Implementation Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the implementation of an all-inclusive security programme, complete with best practices and case examples, drawing on the experience of experts in both cyber-security and airport systems.

Angela Gittens, ACI World Director General, said: “As threats and risks change quickly, airports, regulators and governments face challenges when trying to implement effective security measures in a timely manner. Today’s attackers play by a different set of rules and airports around the world need to establish a programme of cyber-resilience and strengthen security through making better use of existing and emerging technology.”

By exploring the current global threat and offering a range of different measures and solutions that can be tailored to the unique local conditions and challenges faced by airports around the world, the handbook helps airports to understand their own risk exposure.

The new handbook is the successor of the 2019 Cyber Security for Airport Executives Handbook, acting as part of a drive to promote airport excellence through sharing guidance on important security topics. 

The 2020 handbook includes risk management and a seven-factor cyber-security scorecard to help airports evaluate their defensive strategies, which encompasses the key issues of confidentiality, integrity and availability.

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