Thales - Strategic Partner of IATA in Aviation Cyber Security
Thales has expanded its role in IATA’s (International Air Transport Association) Strategic Partnership offering to Aviation Cyber Security. While in other sectors the impact of cyber security incidents is essentially financial, in the aviation sector it has the potential to impact key aspects such as operations, compliance, reputation, or even safety. The purpose of IATA’s Aviation Cyber Security Strategic Partnership is to promote dialogue and collaboration between airlines, cybersecurity stakeholders and aviation Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).
Together, Thales and IATA are helping to build the future of air transport through innovative cybersecurity collaborations that address the challenges of today and tomorrow. The IATA Cybersecurity Management Working Group (CMWG) is led by Manon Gaudet, Assistant Director Aviation Cyber Security and Global Lead – IATA. ”As we are venturing in the next generation of digital technology in support of civil aviation, we need airlines, and our membership to increase their cyber-resilience. Collaboration with strong Cyber Security Subject Matter Experts, such as Thales, is crucial to support our Aviation Cyber Security activities with airlines across the world,” said Manon Gaudet.
Thales, a global leader in cybersecurity and aviation, is joining forces across the company to support the Air Transport industry in the challenges of cybersecurity and is first in the market to be recognized by IATA for this unique combination of expertise. With more than 5,000 cyber experts and 6 cybersecurity operational centers (CSOCs) located around the world operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we offer customers the most efficient cyber-resilience through our:
- Expertise and consulting services
- Operational services
- Products and systems
“Thales experts across all regions of the world are actively involved in this aviation cybersecurity working group to advance best practices and industry standards,” said Nathalie Feyt, Director, Chief Information and Product CyberSecurity, Thales Avionics. “These activities include training for pilots, and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) personnel to increase cyber-awareness; and modeling cyber aero risks and associated solutions with all regulatory and compliance requirements considered.”
IATA’s Strategic Partnership represents a global community of interest of more than 400 members, sharing knowledge and working together to shape best practices for the aviation sector, paving the way forward for a safer, more profitable, and sustainable industry. Thales has been a strategic partner of IATA for more than 15 years. Current partnerships include Aircraft and Flight Operations, Airline Industry Economics, Customer Experience and now Cyber Security.