Inmarsat to share aviation cybersecurity information with the Aviation Information Sharing and Analysis Center (A-ISAC)

LONDON, 23-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat is pleased to announce it has recently joined the Aviation Information Sharing and Analysis Center (A-ISAC), the trusted international membership association for sharing cybersecurity information targeted at the aviation sector.

As part of the A-ISAC, Inmarsat joins a global contingent of aviation industry companies working collaboratively to develop and share timely and actionable information related to best practices, protective measures, threats and vulnerabilities. A-ISAC members are located on five continents and are leaders in the airline, airport, platform, satellite, and equipment manufacturing segments of the industry.

“Our decision to join the Aviation ISAC was driven by our desire to be proactive in protecting our systems from potential cyber-attacks,” said Joseph Teixeira, Inmarsat Vice President, Aviation Safety and Cybersecurity. “Companies can no longer operate as separate entities to keep pace with the constantly changing cybersecurity landscape. By being part of one association, we receive real-time updates and are networked across the global aviation ecosphere, expanding our security management capabilities exponentially. Inmarsat is proud to be part of the aviation association that is working to create a safer and more resilient global air space. ”

A-ISAC Executive Director, Jeff Troy highlighted the importance of Inmarsat’s membership in the association. “Protecting its products and networks is a top priority for Inmarsat. Cyber protection is a core component of the company’s security plans and by joining the association Inmarsat will play a key role in sharing best practices and helping the sector to innovate. We look forward to working with them as part of the A-ISAC community.”

Inmarsat is engaging with the A-ISAC at many levels, including organisational summits and workshops and participation in secure information exchanges with fellow members.

For further information

Jonathan Sinnatt
Director of Corporate Communications
+44 (0)20 7728 1935
jonathan.sinnatt@inmarsat.com
Robeel Haq
Senior PR & Social Media Manager, Aviation
+44 (0)20 7728 1352
robeel.haq@inmarsat.com
Jeff Troy
Executive Director
+1  513-288-8203
jtroy@a-isac.com
Lori Pierelli
Communications Manager
+44 (0)20 7728 1352
media@a-isac.com

About Inmarsat
Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat operates around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (ISAT.L). For more information, please visit www.inmarsat.com.  The Inmarsat press release newsfeed and corporate updates are on @InmarsatGlobal.

About the A-ISAC
The A-ISAC was founded in 2014 by seven international aviation companies to help protect global aviation businesses, operations and services. Our vision is a safe, secure, efficient, and resilient global air transportation system. The A-ISAC analyzes and shares timely, relevant and actionable cyber security information as it pertains to threats, vulnerabilities, and incidents. The A-ISAC enables its members to share threats in real time, understand how to tactically combat threats and implement mitigation strategies, enhance association sector knowledge and implement best practices. A non-profit organization, A-ISAC membership is open to trusted private sector aviation companies in any part of the world.

SOURCE: Inmarsat plc.

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