Dubai, UAE. 11 November 2017. Satcom Direct (SD), the aviation connectivity provider is highlighting a suite of comprehensive aviation cyber security services and products at Dubai Airshow 2017, Booth 1526. In response to the growing number of global cyber attacks on the aviation community, the SD Cyber Smart Kit and suite of SD Cyber Security Solutions combine the benefits of SD’s hardware routers, software services, ground infrastructure and technical expertise, to protect business and military data transfer through all phases of flight.

SD’s free Cyber Smart Kit summarizes the issues related to cyber attacks on aircraft, using educational material to help flight departments’ understand common threats to data security in aviation. Illustrated through real-world scenarios, the information outlines where potential data threats come from, and what can be done to mitigate the risks. The kit includes quick tips, recommended actions and suggests protocols to implement.

Operational applications are delivered through SD’s Cyber Security Solutions product. The comprehensive suite of services provides practical solutions to protect the integrity of onboard data. A complimentary network evaluation allows flight departments to review a company’s existing IT system through a self-assessment. This enables the identification of areas for improvement. An onsite risk assessment establishes vulnerabilities and potential threats using a suite of NIST, (National Institute of Standards and Technology) principles and ISO 27001 practices.

Complementing this service, SD provides continual threat analysis and active monitoring, which detects and blocks intrusion attempts in real time. Underpinning the scope of services is the SD Private Network, which allows satellite and air to ground connectivity providers to connect aircraft via the SD Data Center and its multiple Points of Presence (POPs) worldwide. This enables IT departments to apply current corporate compliance protocols to the aircraft, just as they would with any other company office location.

The various cyber security offerings can be used individually or be packaged together in a customized offering to protect aircraft from nose to tail. SD offers a security confidence guarantee to customers who combine the SD connectivity services, SD hardware, and the SD Private Network.

“We are alarmed at the number of colleagues we speak with who have not addressed the potential threats of a cyber security attack on their business aircraft network. Attacks can damage reputation and finance, and are becoming more frequent. We’ve been providing commercial solutions for the most demanding customers in the industry for several years, and are applying our experience to further enhance our commercial services with practical solutions, supported by accessible training options,” says Chris Moore, SD’s chief commercial officer. “We are committed to extending our know-how in the field to help keep business and military aviation connectivity secure,” adds Moore.