Local aviation industry on ICT security upgrade drive

The local aviation industry is beefing up its security systems. The sector is investing billions of rand in its ICT security system to address growing risks to ensure safety at airports.

Lanseria airport Chief Executive Officer Rampa Rammopo says cyber security is a major challenge in the aviation industry.

Rammopo says this risk is not high in South Africa but the country needs to be vigilant at all times.

“South Africa for us I guess it doesn’t pose that much of a threat, we not taking our eyes off the ball.”

Executive for aviation security at the SA Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) Luvuyo Qeke says airport users should remain vigilant even though South Africa is not a high risk country for incidents such as terrorism.

“In a country like South Africa, it’s not a country prone to terrorism but that does not mean we need to be ignorant.”

SACAA says the biggest threat in the aviation industry is its employees as they can be bribed to engage in illegal acts.

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Source: SABC News (sabcnews.com)