Posts Tagged ‘attack’

[Airport Informer] There are no words that we can add to report on this outrage today, other than to say that our thoughts remain with all of those directly and indirectly affected this morning. 

Our thoughts are with all of those affected by this tradegy

    Our thoughts are with all of those affected by this tradegy.


Airport Informer
22nd March, 2016



[Government Security News] The FBI Cyber Division has warned that the Aviation industry is under continual cyber-attack. Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) actors have been sending successful spear-phishing e-mails targeting the aviation community.

The FBI assesses that APT actors target technology, best practices, and other proprietary information from victim businesses for theft.

GCR has appointed Andre Allen as its new information & cyber security manager; Allen will spearhead GCR’s Cyber Security Practice to deliver cost-effective cyber security solutions with a primary focus on the aviation industry, the company says.

Allen will lead an experienced team of certified project managers and developers, some with high level government security clearance.

Andre Allen

Andre Allen

GCR provides cyber security solutions to the aviation industry partly due to the experience the company has in providing technology solutions to large airports.

The Cyber Security Practice will leverage GCR’s security architecture, policies, technologies and processes to produce automated cyber security solutions.

GCR is currently implementing automated cyber security solutions at a major U.S. airport.

“GCR leveraged the existing partnership with the airport to collaboratively deliver cyber security solutions that address the needs and challenges faced in the aviation industry,” said Tim Walsh, director of Aviation Services for GCR.

“We are excited about having Andre on our team as he brings a wealth of information and cyber security knowledge, specifically having been an IT security leader at the NASA Johnson Space Center for the past 15 years.”

Government Security News
5th Aug, 2014

On this day, the 11th anniversary of 9/11 , it is a time for quiet reflection on the events of that fateful day all those years ago.

For those of us in the aviation business today also holds a special meaning for us, for it changed all our lives.

Image courtesy of Wikipedia

9/11 Memorial

The 9/11 Memorial site will provide a live webcast of the New York City ceremony marking the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Join them in remembering and paying tribute at

The live webcast will begin at 8:30 a.m (EDT)., Tuesday, September 11, 2012.

The Airport Informer
11th Sept, 2012

[Der Telegraaf]  KLM faces running with a major IT failure this morning. The airlines website is down or is running very slowly. Travelers with the airline are having problems booking flights and checking-in at Amsterdam airport and at other sites in the KLM network.

KLM has announced that it is doing all it can to resolve the fault.  Picture: Wikipedia

KLM has announced that it is doing all it can to resolve the fault. Picture: Wikipedia

As a result of the systems failure, all domestic, European and international flights operated by KLM are delayed.

KLM has announced that it is doing all it can to resolve the issue and find a solution but can still give no indication when the difficulties will be fixed. Passengers and all those affected are being directed to visit the KLM Facebook or Twitter sites to get an update from the airline.

Schiphol Airport has also indicated that inbound and outbound traffic for all airlines to and from the airport is also being affected, this has resulted in passenger processing delays of around of at least 30 to 35 minutes.

As for KLM flights, a spokesperson indicated that there are minimum delays to its schedule of around 60 to 90 minutes.

Presently it is not known what has caused the failure, but it is possible that the problems at KLM are linked to a large number of inter-connected systems in the Netherlands that have been recently affected by a new and virilant computer virus.

At least 20 institutions, including public concerns and private companies, plus universities are affected.

The virus has entered systems undetected by anti-virus software provided by companies such as McAfee and Symantec. The virus is thought to propagate itself through email files, then spreads to the core systems under attack.

Read the original story (in Dutch) at Der Telegraaf……

Der Telegraaf
9th August 2012