Aviation

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Address Threat and Adversary Sophistication to Enhance Performance, Safety, and Customer Satisfaction

The global aviation industry has grown to become a key critical infrastructure for every nation, establishing the most essential link to commercial and passenger transportation. As such, it is a prime target for criminal and nation-state adversaries seeking to cause substantial disruption, damage, financial losses, and life threatening implications to the target economy.

Typical threats the aviation industry faces are as mixed as its highly heterogeneous nature, ranging from online fraud on its customer service portals and online employee resources, to cyber and operational threats to aircraft, to breaching and intercepting communications on all levels, all the way to maintenance, security, and safety.

The fluidity of operations in the civil aviation sector relies heavily on highly networked and interconnected environments that operate over satellite communications, wireless, and Internet Protocol, to name a few. These communications include voice and data that traverse ground or satellite stations, air traffic management systems, and the aircraft operated by the organization.

Like any other organization that operates with such complexity, the technology used in the aviation industry’s infrastructure is exposed to cyber and operational threats, and the networks that support mission-critical information assets in airports can be impacted by both cyber and physical threats, or both at once.

While risks keep rising, existing solutions based on rules, signatures or patterns do not possess the scope and capabilities to defend the aviation industry against a growing variety of IT and OT threats, failing to provide adequate protection from the unknown.

The key to enhancing the security posture of highly complex nature of the aviation sector’s infrastructure is keeping ahead of threats, detecting them proactively and before any damage can occur.

THETARAY’S SOLUTION

Introducing new thinking to the protection of critical aviation infrastructure, assets and key resources. ThetaRay helps organizations like yours harness and analyze data across all environments, systems, and protocols to detect and defeat unknown threats within seconds, and before impact to availability, safety, services, or revenues can occur.

The constant drive to improve, connect and enhance air traffic management systems has resulted in a more sophisticated and reliable infrastructure, but at the same time, connectivity exposes these critical operational environments to cyber-attacks and cyber-physical threats.

While unknown, targeted attacks are on a constant rise, existing signature or rule-based security simply cannot defend against them. Moreover, as interconnectivity and new technologies are introduced into the aviation infrastructure, novel, yet-to-be-encountered threats are bound to emerge, leaving organizations vulnerable and exposed.

A new generation of threats requires a new generation of intelligent, rapidly evolving security capabilities.

Helping companies in the aviation sector harness the benefits of IT and OT convergence in a safe and secure way, ThetaRay industrial threat detection solutions enable your team uncover the unknown cyber and operational threats within seconds from the time they occur.

ThetaRay’s hyper dimensional Big Data analytics is the only solution suite that can unify threat detection from all data sources aviation companies can collect. Data from IT and operational technologies (OT), is analyzed in parallel, resulting in automatic anomaly alerts that help teams narrow in on the very first signs of a cyber-attack (zero day, APT attacks, unknown or mutated malware), or silent operational faults (like looming system outages, anomalous flight paths, abnormal fuel consumption and more).

See how ThetaRay can help your organization detect threats in real time across your entire infrastructure to protect critical operations and assets, before any impact to operations, services, maintenance, safety or revenues can occur.
ThetaRay's Analytics Platform monitors Big Data across the infrastructure’s critical environments, systems and protocols to detect anomalies that spell out the earliest signs of unknown zero-day malware, targeted APT attacks, and sophisticated hostile operations aiming to disrupt or physically harm critical aviation infrastructure like aircraft, airline’s key critical networks, operational/customer services and systems (main hub).

Unlike existing solutions that monitor network traffic, ThetaRay protects cyber-physical systems by also analyzing machine and aircraft data in parallel. For example, Avionics, IT networks, SCADA networks, machine data from sources like engines, mechanic components, sensors, navigation, or protocols such as EFB, WiFi, USB, RFID are analyzed simultaneously, in real time to expose all security anomalies across the extended infrastructure.

Detection is automatic, not requiring manual intervention or threshold setting. There are no changes to critical infrastructure networks or operations, no big data expertise required, no dedicated users or security updates. Just accurate detection and laser-focused forensics to enable your team to uncover and stop cyber threats dead in their tracks.

ThetaRay Asset Protection

  • Detect the first signs of unknown malware, and targeted OT & IT-based attacks
  • Rule-free, signature-free detection mechanisms, built to detect unknown cyber threats
  • Industrial-grade detection reliability with extremely low false positive levels
  • Real-time alerts, detecting cyber-attacks in seconds instead of months
  • Rapid threat mitigation with detailed event forensics (score, device, exact measurements triggering the detection, similar events) ensuring no impact to production, safety and revenues can occur
  • Fully automated, unsupervised detection, does not require any manual intervention or Big Data expertise
  • Swift deployment, no changes to critical networks or operations, no rule/signature updates – ever!
  • In-depth threat visibility with built-in dashboards, reporting, and an event investigation suite
  • Easy to scale-up, simple to monitor and protect new machines and environments
Without the ability to analyze data generated throughout the entire infrastructure, including all IT and OT environments, detecting threats and operational faults can be a difficult task.

ThetaRay’s analytics platform monitors all big data sources throughout multiple environments, systems and protocols, automatically detecting operational faults and equipment malfunction in real time. For example, IT networks, SCADA networks, machine data from sources like engines, mechanic components, sensors, navigation, or protocols such as EFB, WiFi, USB, RFID are analyzed simultaneously to expose issues like asset health reporting errors, equipment faults/misconfigurations, or potential sudden outages, enabling your team to take action before operations can be impacted.

Threats are detected in real time, alerting teams about silent faults or malfunction. Each event auto-generates full scope, laser-focused forensics that allow your response teams to immediately address issues, optimize availability, operations and service, minimize unplanned downtime, and prevent delays, cancellations and turnbacks.


ThetaRay Asset Protection

  • Prevent unplanned downtime – on any machine, in any environment.
  • Detect the first signs of unknown operational threats, such as equipment malfunction, misconfigurations, and imminent system outages.
  • Industrial-grade detection reliability with extremely low false positive levels
  • Real-time alerts including detailed event information (score, device, exact measurements triggering the alert, similar events), to enable rapid root-cause analysis and remediation.
  • Take action on time, before any impact to production, safety and revenues can occur
  • Fully automated, unsupervised detection, does not require any manual intervention. No dedicated users, or big data expertise required.
  • Swift deployment, non-intrusive, no changes to critical systems, networks, or operations.
  • Complete threat visibility with built-in dashboard, reporting and an event investigation suite.
  • Easy to scale-up, simple to monitor and protect new machines and environments.

Resources

Protecting Your Critical Infrastructure Against Unknown Threats

Industrial Solution Brochure

Your Critical Infrastructure is No Longer Immune to Cyber Attacks

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Cyber and Operational Solutions for a Connected Industrial Era

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