Why cybersecurity is essential for airlines and transportation
A stable global economy relies on a rock-solid foundation of transportation and logistics, but the sector’s reliance on tools like global positioning systems, electronic data exchange, transportation management systems, connected vehicles, smart warehouses and automated supply chains increases the risk for cyberattacks on aviation, rail, ground and maritime companies.
Comprehensive machine identity management can help your transportation organization steer sensitive data for flights, passengers or shipments away from threat actors by preventing ransomware, data breaches, DDoS attacks and more.
The average cost of a breach in the transportation industry was $3.59 million in 2022.
Challenges in airline and transportation cybersecurity
Complex network interconnections
Integrating OT systems with IT equipment opens your business up to new avenues for attacks, and a lack of system oversight only increases risk levels. Failing to gain visibility of these machine identities, however, can lead to transit and shipping disruptions, hacked vehicles or data theft.
Evolving compliance requirements
You’re constantly navigating a changing sea of government, FAA, TSA and other regulations, which can complicate cybersecurity. Plus, without careful management of machine identities, you can’t necessarily meet these requirements and you’ll face the consequences.
Surge in IoT devices and connected services
As your transportation company uses more IoT devices and cloud-based services for logistics, navigation and ticketing, your attack surface may expand. That means authentication and authorization of every app, device and system that accesses your network is critical.
Airline and transportation cybersecurity solutions from Venafi
The Venafi Control Plane acts as your cybersecurity co-pilot, providing holistic machine identity management through one centralized, automated platform.
Machine identity complexity is causing massive problems.
The perimeter is dead, and the rapid expansion of cloud native infrastructure has caused an explosion of new machine identities—and staggering levels of difficulty in managing them. Read this 1-page brief to learn how a control plane standardizes your approach to machine identity management.
Establish clear visibility of all machine identities
Leave no stone unturned. Uncover 25-30% more certificates during your discovery phase with Venafi.
Using complete discovery capabilities, you can build an inventory of all machine identities to prevent outages and pinpoint system vulnerabilities across your transportation company’s IT, OT and other connected devices like sensors and unmanned vehicles.
Develop thorough policies to maintain compliance
Automate 65-85% of your certificate lifecycle management.
Define and enforce company-wide machine identity policy through automation, especially critical for growing inventories of devices and services spread across complex, cloud native environments.
Validate machines to avoid ransomware, DDoS attacks and more
Use secure code signing processes to authenticate all connected devices and services—and prevent supply-chain attacks, shipping disruptions or even physical damage to vehicles and freight.
Work the way you want
Orchestrate the protection of machine identities across the applications your transportation company is already using by integrating with our extensive technology partner Ecosystem.