BLOG

Weather
  • GRAL. JUAN N. ÁLVAREZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMAA): 26.00 °C / 78.80 °F FEW CLOUDS
  • DEL NORTE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMAN): 17.82 °C / 64.08 °F LIGHT RAIN
  • LIC. JESUS TERAN PEREDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMAS): 20.70 °C / 69.26 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • BAHIAS DE HUATULCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMBT): 18.47 °C / 65.25 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • GRAL. MARIANO MATAMOROS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMCB): 25.64 °C / 78.15 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • CIUDAD DEL CARMEN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCE): 24.25 °C / 75.65 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • CULIACÁN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCL): 22.15 °C / 71.87 °F SCATTERED CLOUDS
  • CHETUMAL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCM): 23.00 °C / 73.40 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • CIUDAD OBREGÓN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCN): 17.45 °C / 63.41 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • ING. ALBERTO ACUNA ONGAY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCP): 26.09 °C / 78.96 °F CLEAR SKY
  • ABRAHAM GONZÁLEZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCS): 21.65 °C / 70.97 °F LIGHT RAIN
  • CHICHÉN-ITZÁ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCT): 24.98 °C / 76.96 °F CLEAR SKY
  • GRAL. DIV. P.A. ROBERTO FIERRO VILLALOBOS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMCU): 22.91 °C / 73.24 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • GRAL. PEDRO JOSE MENDEZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCV): 20 °C / 68 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • COZUMEL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMCZ): 25.88 °C / 78.58 °F SCATTERED CLOUDS
  • DURANGO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMDO): 20.56 °C / 69.01 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • AMADO NERVO NATIONAL AIRPORT (MMEP): 17.73 °C / 63.91 °F CLEAR SKY
  • GRAL. ALBERTO SALINAS CARRANZA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMES): 14.44 °C / 57.99 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • MIGUEL HIDALGO Y COSTILLA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMGL): 24.48 °C / 76.06 °F SCATTERED CLOUDS
  • GRAL. JOSE MARIA YANEZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMGM): 22.03 °C / 71.65 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • GRAL. IGNACIO PESQUEIRA GARCIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMHO): 22.33 °C / 72.19 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • LIC. MIGUEL DE LA MADRID NATIONAL AIRPORT (MMIA): 24.00 °C / 75.20 °F FEW CLOUDS
  • PLAN DE GUADALUPE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMIO): 17.10 °C / 62.78 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • VALLE DEL FUERTE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMLM): 23.94 °C / 75.09 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • GUANAJUATO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMLO): 26.00 °C / 78.80 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • GRAL. MANUEL MARQUEZ DE LEON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMLP): 23.68 °C / 74.62 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • LORETO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMLT): 22.64 °C / 72.75 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • GRAL. SERVANDO CANALES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMMA): 22.46 °C / 72.43 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • LIC. MANUEL CRECENCIO REJON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMMD): 27.89 °C / 82.20 °F CLEAR SKY
  • GRAL. RODOLFO SANCHEZ TABOADA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMML): 24.24 °C / 75.63 °F CLEAR SKY
  • MINATITLÁN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMMT): 25.73 °C / 78.31 °F CLEAR SKY
  • VENUSTIANO CARRANZA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMMV): 22.88 °C / 73.18 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • MEXICO CITY BENITO JUAREZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMMX): 21.10 °C / 69.98 °F SCATTERED CLOUDS
  • GRAL. MARIANO ESCOBEDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMMY): 22.90 °C / 73.22 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • GRAL. RAFAEL BUELNA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMMZ): 22.78 °C / 73 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • QUETZALCOATL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMNL): 20.80 °C / 69.44 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • XOXOCOTLAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMOX): 20.80 °C / 69.44 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • TAJIN NATIONAL AIRPORT (MMPA): 23.56 °C / 74.41 °F LIGHT RAIN
  • HERMANOS SERDAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT  (MMPB): 19.09 °C / 66.36 °F SCATTERED CLOUDS
  • MAR DE CORTEZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMPE): 18.89 °C / 66 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • PIEDRAS NEGRAS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT  (MMPG): 19.01 °C / 66.22 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • GRAL. FRANCISCO MUJICA NATIONAL AIRPORT (MMPN): 17.22 °C / 63 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • PALENQUE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMPQ): 26.76 °C / 80.17 °F CLEAR SKY
  • LIC. GUSTAVO DIAZ ORDAZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMPR): 24.00 °C / 75.20 °F SCATTERED CLOUDS
  • PUERTO ESCONDIDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMPS): 26.00 °C / 78.80 °F SCATTERED CLOUDS
  • ING. FERNANDO ESPINOZA GUTIERREZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMQT): 24.70 °C / 76.46 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • GRAL. LUCIO BLANCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMRX): 21.24 °C / 70.23 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • SAN JOSÉ DEL CABO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMSD): 21.24 °C / 70.23 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • SAN FELIPE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMSF): 18.33 °C / 64.99 °F SCATTERED CLOUDS
  • CABO SAN LUCAS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMSL): 22.34 °C / 72.21 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • PONCIANO ARRIAGA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMSP): 21.00 °C / 69.80 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • FRANCISCO SARABIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMTC): 27.58 °C / 81.64 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • ANGEL ALBINO CORZO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMTG): 30 °C / 86 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • GRAL. ABELARDO RODRIGUEZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMTJ): 13.36 °C / 56.05 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • GRAL. FRANCISCO JAVIER MINA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMTM): 23.94 °C / 75.09 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • TAMUÍN NATIONAL AIRPORT (MMTN): 23.89 °C / 75 °F LIGHT RAIN
  • LIC. ADOLFO LOPEZ MATEOS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMTO): 19.99 °C / 67.98 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • TAPACHULA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMTP): 28.00 °C / 82.40 °F SCATTERED CLOUDS
  • CANCÚN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMUN): 25.84 °C / 78.51 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • CARLOS ROVIROSA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMVA): 26.00 °C / 78.80 °F SCATTERED CLOUDS
  • GRAL. HERIBERTO JARA INERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMVR): 26.34 °C / 79.41 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • GRAL. LEOBARDO RUIZ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. (MMZC): 20 °C / 68 °F BROKEN CLOUDS
  • IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMZH): 26.15 °C / 79.07 °F OVERCAST CLOUDS
  • PLAYA DE ORO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MMZO): 28.00 °C / 82.40 °F SCATTERED CLOUDS
Wise up to rising hacker attacks

More than three-quarters of the business aircraft protected by Satcom Direct’s cybersecurity solution have been targeted by cyber criminals and attacks are on the increase, underscoring the growing importance of investing in preventive measures.

Satcom Direct says 81% of 600 business aircraft using its cybersecurity threat monitoring module experienced a cyber event that was thwarted by the service in the first three months of 2019.

The attempted attacks are not only becoming more common, but also more serious. The aircraft connectivity provider reports a 54% year-on-year increase in critical and high-level threats in the first three months of 2019 compared with the same period last year.

It defines critical threats as having the potential to compromise servers and devices and to leave “the door open for others with malicious intent”. High-level threats can cause “serious long-term damage” to corporate networks, through web browser exploitation or malware.

“As aircraft become more connected there is a capability to have bigger file transfers, and there is an opportunity for hackers to pounce on that,” David Falberg, Satcom Direct regional director for Europe, tells Flight Evening News. Attacks are more likely to be carried out by “op portunistic groups” looking to “profiteer” from data that is sent over the cabin network, rather than by individual companies or states. However, Falberg adds that “awareness is growing all the time” among business jet operators of the cybersecurity threats they face.

The Satcom Direct threat monitoring module can be accessed through the SD Pro dashboard. It monitors all inbound and outbound threats, and delivers a real-time in-flight view of the cabin network. Any abnormal network activity is highlighted using a variety of threat analysis and prevention solutions, as well as human expertise, says the company.

“Regardless of whether you are on the ground or in the air, if you can see the internet, then the internet – and the hackers – are most definitely able to see you,” warns Satcom Direct senior director of cybersecurity Josh Wheeler. “Altitude does not make you safe and we are encouraging existing and new customers to be prepared.”