A specialist airline security team has been established to assist airlines, airports, service providers and aviation businesses to ensure that their data is secure, including customer and payment details.
The new division of information security firm Foregenix is already working with global travel organisations, such as Iata and a number of other key organisations within the travel sector.
It works to protect the world’s largest airports, airlines, associations, data processing centres, global distribution system suppliers and travel agents.
The dedicated airline team will provide security guidance and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance support for the various organisations operating within BSP, as well as advice and guidance.
Benjamin Hosack, director of Foregenix, said: “The payment card data security challenges in the sector are complex and require a very good understanding of the travel industry ecosystem in order to be able to provide guidance.
“Our division is made up of experienced industry professionals who have a background of working with some of the leading travel organisations in the industry.”
Pascal Buchner, chief information officer of Iata, said: “As the association that represents 250 of the world’s airlines, we keenly support the development of more intelligent and robust data security within our sector.