91% Airlines Proceeds to Invest in Cyber Security

(Last Updated On: July 25, 2017)

Globally Airlines on huge level of 91% planning to invest in cyber security programmes, in coming next three years according to survey held by airline solutions, and technology provider SITA, on 4th July New Delhi (PTI).

According to a survey by SITA Airline IT Trends 2016 survey on the top world’s top airlines estimated that the cyber security in airlines are progressing, as three years ago about only 47% of airlines to work on cyber risks, whereas reports are far increased in figures today, about 91% airlines are now planning to work on it.

Director of SITA, Nigel Pickford also said airlines are investing in area which will promote a connected world of the benefit of passengers and the workforce. He also added that SITA sees new priorities attracting more investment, with cyber security and electronic flights bag solutions according to a research. Also survey said that focus on cyber security reflects the move to the Internet of things (IoT), in which vast number of physical objects will become connected to the internet, enabling tracking, data collection analysis and control.

Pickford said in 2019 61% of airlines planned out for this as initiative to realize to lot include smart bag tagging to enable continuous tracking. He said half of the airlines also planning IT Programmers for single token travel for passenger’s identification. He discussed about another trend is more software development in-house and the shift to outsource IT operations. In 2016 survey 36% of IT and telecommunication spend with innovation rising. Also in future growing proportion of airlines IT budget likely more spent to in innovation rather than the service continuity. In more he said providing passenger a Smartphone’s services continue a key area of investment for airlines. 79% of them are planning major investments for coming over next three years and about 17% are planning a pilot program. On another many airlines are also planning to use social media and physical location to tailor personalized offers for passengers by 2019.

“Despite all the fact airlines have baggage tracking part of their IoT plans, one quarter has no specific IT investment plans for compliance with IATAs Resolution 753. However 77% sees a major benefit improving customer satisfaction from compliance to resolution.

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