Aerospace and Defense
Aerospace and defense industries have unique challenges when it comes to cybersecurity. Airlines are at risk for a potential breach in the system and have to guarantee to keep their passengers, pilots and crew safe. With the expansion of on-board WiFi, the amount of technology on board now extends far past In Flight Entertainment system. With this increase in technology capabilities, consumers have the opportunities to bring their devices on board and use freely and this opens a number of vulnerable entry points for a potential disruption in critical systems.
Defense contractors have to figure out how to manage their current operations while securing resources to address the security challenges of tomorrow. Being capital intensive, the defense industry is usually driven by cost cuts and managing their operations rather than thinking about the threats of tomorrow. In addition, defense companies may have many different legacy systems resulting from growth without adequate technology infrastructure planning. Given the wide geographical area they cover, their operations are often spread across a wide geographic and business profile, making it extremely difficult to centralized cybersecurity/data breach monitoring and controls.
At Armolon, we work with companies in the aerospace and defense sector helping them develop their security procedures and protocols, disaster recovery plans and enhance and upgrade their networks and IT infrastructure. Importantly, we work with related product suppliers and vendors in their efforts to comply with the parent company cybersecurity/data breach requirements (audits and certifications often required in a request for proposals from the parent company, and, once selected, compliance with related cybersecurity/data breach contractual provisions).