Airbus and SITA team up to tackle cybersecurity threat


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François Lavaste, Head of Airbus CyberSecurity, and Barbara Dalibard, CEO of SITA, pictured at the signing of the agreement between the two organisations. 

Airbus and SITA have launched new Security Operations Center Services customised for the specific needs of the air transport industry. The new incident detection services will provide airlines, airports and other air transport industry stakeholders with information about unusual cyber activity that may impact their businesses.

These services have been developed to meet an ever-increasing demand for cybersecurity in the air transport industry. By joining forces, SITA and Airbus say they can provide the most advanced cybersecurity solution for the industry. 

Together they will use their expertise to detect cyber activity relevant to airlines and airports. When requested, the joint Security Operations Center Services will provide appropriate containment and remedial action, ensuring that a company’s digital assets are safe from attack.

Barbara Dalibard, CEO of SITA, said: “As an industry we need to move faster in developing new cybersecurity solutions that mitigate the risk of ever-changing threats. This requires constant collaboration and innovation. With SITA and Airbus CyberSecurity uniquely placed at the heart of the air transport industry, we can facilitate innovation and information-sharing through services such as the Security Operations Center Service, providing solutions our customers demand and need.”

François Lavaste, Head of Airbus CyberSecurity, commented: “Air transport is part of the Airbus DNA, so it was only natural that we joined forces with SITA to adapt our innovative cybersecurity solutions to this new service area, which is experiencing exponential growth. Our standard solution mainly combines real-time monitoring services for applications and communications dedicated to air transport and incident response services.”