Cyber threats and its consequences for aviation and the economy
WILLEMSTAD - The 6th Annual Curaçao Airport Partners Aviation Security Conference (AVSEC Conference) takes place on May 28th, with presentations by renowned international professionals in the aviation industry. The focus of this years’ conference is cybersecurity and how to protect and safeguard civil aviation against cyber threats. Interested stakeholders can sign-up through Curaçao Airport Partners.
Cybersecurity is a growing concern for civil aviation, as organizations increasingly rely on electronic systems for critical parts of their operations, including safety-critical functions. Cybersecurity entails the protection of electronic systems from malicious electronic attack and how to deal with the consequences of such attacks.
Worldwide attention for cybersecurity in aviation
Acknowledging the urgency and importance of protecting civil aviation’s critical infrastructure, information and communication technology systems and data against cyber threats, the 39th Session of the ICAO Assembly called for a coordinated approach to cybersecurity. Addressing cybersecurity in civil aviation sets out the actions to be undertaken by aviation stakeholders to counter cyber threats to civil aviation through a cross-cutting, horizontal and collaborative approach. To meet these objectives, ICAO established the Secretariat Study Group on Cybersecurity (SSGC) and several related Working Groups, composed of subject matter experts from Member States and industry.
About the AVSEC Conference
The AVSEC Conference is an informative platform for airport security supervisors, coordinators, civil aviation inspectors in the Dutch Caribbean, and partners in the aviation or tourism industry and in the economic sector, during which presentations are offered on critical safety topics and international measures. CAP’s ultimate aim in this is to enhance and exchange knowledge on the implementation of security measures in order to protect and safeguard civil aviation against acts of unlawful interference perpetrated on the ground or in flight. This will be CAP’s 6th time organizing the annual AVSEC Conference.
One way CAP works on enhancing the information exchange during the conference is by using the opportunity at hand, with the selected international speakers being in Curaçao, to offer in-depth trainings to among others airport police, KPC and other security professionals within Aviation in Curaçao. Curaçao Airport Partners has invited the expert speaker from CCR EngelogTec whom received an honorable mention at the ANAC Brazil-InovANAC Safety Aerodrome Award 2018; and also expert speakers from the New York-based airline JetBlue, the air transport industry’s leading technology provider SITA and the director of National Intelligence and Security Service from Aruba/ Chairman of the Cyber Security Task Force of Aruba.
Interested stakeholders and companies can contact Curaçao Airport Partners directly for more information via firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 005999-5101921.