Facing Today’s Information Security Challenge

Posted November 1, 2013 at 4:27pm

As Boeing concludes marking National Cyber Security Awareness Month, it’s worth reflecting on the state of cybersecurity, and where future opportunities and challenges lie.

TACimage1Throughout the past 20 years, we have seen radical advances in information technology, coupled with the rapid evolution of information security threats. Cyber-attacks on critical data continue to increase in scale, strength and sophistication.

Therefore, it is imperative to be able to operate safely and securely in cyberspace. And just as it is the shared responsibility of all users to promote a safe and secure cyber environment, it is the shared responsibility of companies like Boeing to deliver the expertise necessary to ensure it.

Boeing products connect networks for customers across all domains, providing vital information for the military warfighter, the commercial aircraft industry, the intelligence community, civil agencies, law enforcement and many others. We draw from our cybersecurity best practices when securing these networks and selecting technical security controls, policy enforcement mechanisms and monitoring systems and work closely with customers to ensure we are developing refining and employing appropriate measures for protecting critical networks and information systems.

As the cyber world continues to evolve, so must our approaches and solutions to information security. We must continue to connect and protect people, places and information. Boeing’s cybersecurity business is an extension of that mission, and our experience developing, deploying and defending complex systems for our customers and protecting our own global networks drives our unique understanding of the challenge.

To read more about how Boeing is working to develop cybersecurity solutions to meet the need of the growing cyber environment, visit here.