Securiport: Cyber-Attacks Post Threats to Airport Security
A malware attack threatened the safety of passengers in a major international airport, drawing the attention of Securiport.
Washington, D.C (I-Newswire) September 18, 2012 - American airline travelers are all too familiar with some of the different guises in which airport security threats can come. Ever since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, images of would-be terrorists, as well as the familiar routines of airport security, have become second-nature to frequent fliers. According to a sobering new Businessweek report, however, airport security threats can come in a variety of shocking and scary forms, including computer malware. The Businessweek report notes that, in recent weeks, a major, non-U.S. airport experienced an extreme security breach in the form of a cyber attack. The report has won the attention of Securiport, a company that works to provide top of the line Immigration Control System sto national governments all over the world.
According to the report, the security breach was discovered by Trusteer, a digital security firm based in Boston. The firm reports that it uncovered malware hidden in the private network of this non-U.S., international airport. Though the threat was uncovered before serious damage was done, Trusteer reports that the malware gave cyber assailants access to passenger information, as though the hackers themselves were “authorized personnel” of the airport. The security threat could have threatened the confidentiality of passenger information, and could even have led to serious safety threats, Trusteer confirms.
The report has won the attention of Securiport. The Washington D.C.-based company has responded with a new statement to the press. “Airport security systems must not only provide the traveler with a safe travel experience but also with secure systems that protect their personal information,” says the Securiport press statement. “If hackers can access the computer system of a major non-U.S. international airport and manipulate data as authorized employees, then, evidently system security features must be heightened in order to prevent travelers’ confidential information from being leaked into improper hands.”
Securiport goes on to highlight the ways in which its own products and services can address these airport security needs. “Our Integrated Immigration Control System not only provides the most advanced immigration control hardware and software but also focuses on securing the information stored in the databases by applying a variety of security features,” the company says. “Biometric control access is one of them, and it allows only those registered as ‘authorized personnel’ to access the data through iris scan, ultrasonic fingerprint, or face image recognition technology.”
Securiport is an international leader in the implementation of biometric scanning technology as a form of airport security. The company renders its services to international airports all over the world.
Washington, D.C.-based company Securiport delivers specialized services to governments across the world, focusing on airport security and immigration control through biometric scanning and data collection. The company’s Integrated Immigration Control System is a comprehensive technology suite that provides secure biometric recognition of travelers at immigration checkpoints, as well as inclusion of individuals in reliable, state-of-the-art security databases. Securiport delivers myriad services, including immigration processing, national-ID registry, and more. The company is zealous for using top-of-the-line technology to enhance airport security and border control processes.
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Published On:September 18, 2012
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