Aviation under siege: understanding the impact of disruptions to airports and airlines operations
In recent years, airports and airlines face disruptions and security breaches that challenge the integrity and efficiency of their operations. This session aims to delve into the complex landscape of airport breaches and cyber-attacks posed by activism and hacktivism, exploring the motivations behind these actions, their potential consequences, and the measures that can be taken to mitigate such disruptions. As a crucial part of the global transportation network, airports face unique challenges when it comes to handling protests, demonstrations, and cyber-attacks initiated by activist groups and hackers. The session will bring together experts from various fields, including aviation security, law enforcement, cybersecurity, and civil rights advocacy, to shed light on this emerging trend and discuss strategies for safeguarding the functioning of airports amidst growing civil dissent and cyber threats.
Moderator: Luvoyo L. Gqeke, Representative of South Africa on the Council of ICAO
Nathalie Herbelles, Senior Director, Airports Council International (ACI) World
Peter Nilsson IPMc, Head of Airpol, Police Commissioner
Mark Rodmell, Deputy Executive Secretary, European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC)
Jeffrey Troy, President, CEO, Aviation Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Aviation ISAC)