NBAA Convention News

CCX Cybersecurity Approved for SmartSky Network

 - October 23, 2019, 3:36 PM

The growing popularity of in-flight connectivity solutions has also created increased demand for solutions designed to ensure cybersecurity. This week at NBAA-BACE 2019, CCX Technologies announced that its SystemX cybersecurity platform is approved for the SmartSky Networks Skytelligence digital services framework to help meet that need.

The SystemX platform is a combination of hardware and software, which helps protect an aircraft’s onboard network by monitoring data transmissions among avionics systems and between the aircraft and the ground network, collecting data and providing alerts as necessary. The platform also analyzes anonymized data, presenting a broad view of cybersecurity threats along certain routes and highlighting potential vulnerabilities for a customer’s aircraft.

“Cybersecurity is a critical concern for everyone in the aviation industry, and collaborating with our partners to address the ever-evolving number of threats is important to Smartsky,” said Britton Wanick, v-p of digital solutions at SmartSky Networks. “SystemX is a significant addition to our Skytelligence platform, and we look forward to working with CCX to fulfill the need for cybersecurity solutions for aviation.”

“As the demand for stronger cybersecurity in the aviation market continues to increase, almost on a daily basis, so does the need for onboard cybersecurity solutions that furnish aircraft operators with actionable data,” commented Chris Bartlett, president of CCXTechnologies. “The Skytelligence digital services marketplace is an important platform, supporting aviation with a variety of data. And now, in our view, it provides a more important role with the addition of this new cybersecurity data,” he added.