Fighting cyber threats together

Through the Community Cyber Threat Center, SITA is helping our members stay one step ahead 

Since its launch in February this year, the SITA Community Cyber Threat Center (CCTC), continues to deliver significant benefits to our members. The CCTC fosters collaboration, facilitating direct engagements among its members and a community-wide exchange of cyber threat intelligence via a secure online platform. The timely sharing of information on cyber threats, vulnerabilities and impacts has become pivotal to the effective management of cyber risks.

Since its launch, the center has shared 24 threat intelligence advisories with its 21 member organizations and 111 alerts, providing actionable warnings to those affected. These advisories provided information on current cyber threat campaigns and the latest webinar provided real-time insights into APT33, a Middle Eastern cyber espionage group targeting aerospace.

A new service offered through the center provide automated threat intelligence feeds related  to malicious activity observed within the air transport and other industries. This machine-driven sharing of intelligence indicators allow an organization to adapt its security posture against real, validated sources of threat.  

A working group, set up in July, are testing the concept prior to launch this year.  Additionally, an airline member of the center has proposed leveraging the relationships within the center, to conduct a cybersecurity maturity benchmarking exercise across the aviation sector. This demonstrates the opportunities for our members to collaborate through the center on cybersecurity initiatives.

In May this year, SITA held its second Aviation Cybersecurity Symposium in Dubai, bringing together more than 30 IT and cybersecurity specialists across the air transport industry globally. The two-day event presented the latest trends and threats in aviation cybersecurity, and benefited from insights of industry experts on cybersecurity incident response and threat detection. Delegates were able to participate in a hands-on table top exercise covering a fictive airport cyber attack, illustrating the reality of how organizations respond to incidents.

The event proved to be a real success with a satisfaction feedback rating of no less than 4.52 out of 5 with all attendees confirming their organization would be interested in attending a future event.

Oct 2017

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