Impact Publications : Aircargo-259
AIRCARGO ASIA-PACIFIC • MAR-APR, 2019 • Page 23 and so are entirely reliant upon the automation and efficiencies that IT infrastructure brings. The logistics and freight forwarding sector is a potentially vulnerable target given its service-based global nature and reliance on IT systems. Organisations involved in freight delivery should adopt general prevention measures. This can be done by implement- ing layers of defence, starting with the outermost layer of phys- ical security, followed by man- agement-level procedures and policies, firewalls and architec- ture, computer policies, account management, security updates and antivirus solutions. Examples of prevention meas- ures that should be adopted: • Operating a least-privileged principle, where information and access is limited to a need-to- know basis. • Employing network-harden- ing measures, ensuring patch management is adequate and pro-actively reviewed. • Employing segregation and protocol-aware filtering tech- niques to protect against cyber threats that might affect critical systems. • Employing a sound remova- ble device (USBs, laptops) policy with provisions to ensure all USBs are encrypted and tested for viruses prior to being used with other devices. • Developing business continu- ity plans, identifying key person- nel and establishing processes from both technical and com- mercial perspectives to prevent the negative impact of a cyber attack from further expanding. • Organising frequent aware- ness briefings and training programs to educate all employ- ees on best practice. These can cover installation and mainte- nance software while avoiding in- fection and propagation, safe- guarding user information and the treatment of cyber physical The Freighter Lifecycle Hedge & Associates has released its first analysis, The Freighter Lifecycle. This-40 page report is the first independent off-the-shelf report providing comprehensive analysis of production and converted freighter life, including survivor curves. It also looks in detail at how the 747 freighter fleet responded to the Global Financial Crisis. The intended audience is: Lessors and financial institutions, aircraft manufacturers, freighter conversion houses and anyone else with an interest in freighter aircraft and aircraft trading. Only USD500. Order by email to email@example.com threats such as the presence of any third party. • Vetting third-party pro- viders to ensure cyber security compliance. What is FIATA’s ma- jor concern going forward? We are quite convinced that the forwarder is not really going anywhere, at least in the near future. As mentioned, ours is a people business and our custom- ers wish to speak to us, so there is no real concern in terms of our continued existence. The digital transformation in our industry, however, does pose challenges. We need to keep pace with it, be- cause if we are not geared up, we could lose out. How do you see air freight growing AFI held its first meeting on 17 June 1970, the same year the B747 ‘Jumbo jet’ made its first commercial flight over the next 50 years? Airfreight is extremely volatile and a 50-year prediction is out of the question. On the one hand, we see the e-commerce boom and on the other, looming changes through 3D printing, drones and robotics. The logistics business in the future is going to remind us of the Battle of the Universe in Star Wars – and it will be just as interesting to watch.