Digital revolution in Aviation Cyber Security

Airport security screening

Nowadays, security screening is a part of modern living and the need for safety continues. The technology used in screening people and their belongings exposes us to minimal amounts of radiation.

A safe and secure civil aviation system is a critical part of a nation’s overall security, physical infrastructure and economic foundation.

New regulations require more powerful and intelligent systems to detect a wider range of substances and dangerous goods – wherever they might be hiding.

The benefits of modernising baggage screening

A baggage handling system is an integral feature of an airport’s logistics. An optimized baggage screening system will create greater passenger satisfaction as well as increased operational efficiency.

With the volume of air passengers and cargo constantly increasing, concerns over airport safety and security have grown significantly. New regulations demand airports provide intelligent systems that detect a wide range of substances and dangerous goods in order to prevent terrorism and the movement of illegal materials.

Why is Cyber Security so important for Aviation?

  • Allows analysis of the organization’s operational preparedness of aircraft screening and guarding
  • Prepares organizations’ strategies and contingency plans
  • Enables organizations to analyze and plan new operational concepts
  • Create essential tools needed for the management of critical situations

Luggage and Bag Screening

Self-contained machines, typically called cabinet x-ray systems, are used to screen luggage and bags by using x rays to analyze the contents. The amount of radiation used is higher than in other screening technologies (like backscatter x-ray systems described below), but this is contained within the x-ray machine.

Digital revolution in Aviation Cyber Security

The future will be one which is increasingly digital, hi tech and connected. Everywhere you look, airports are turning to connected technologies such as the internet, cloud computing and many others. Meanwhile, airport IT systems are becoming increasingly connected and take information from many different sources into a central dashboard. This is a future in which airports are smart and inter-connected through AI.

Aviation Cybersecurity – Major Challenges: Elements vulnerable to attacks

The rise of cyber threats brings new vulnerabilities to the table. The key elements vulnerable to attacks considering the whole system are:

  • Access, Departure and Passport Control Systems
  • Cargo handling and shipping
  • Reservation Systems
  • Fuel gauges
  • Hazardous Materials Transportation Management
  • In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) and Connectivity Systems
  • e-Enabled ground and onboard systems
  • Electronic Flight Bags (EFB)- an electronic information management device that helps flight crews perform flight management tasks easily and efficiently.
  • Cabin crew devices

Neural Guard – Our vision

Cyber security is an effective and proportionate approach to the regulation of the aviation industry’s management of cyber security risk.

Neural Guard is a dynamic technology company constantly developing Artificial Intelligence-based auto-detection solutions for the security screening market.

We want to cultivate a dynamic security operation where technology can be effectively deployed to maximize the efficiency, accuracy, and throughput of the baggage screening process.

AI-Powered Screening

The aviation sector represents a very important part of modern life and required for economic prosperity in a globalized economy. Therefore, there are a lot of challenges facing the aviation industry. Competition is intensifying – between airlines, between airports and between aerospace manufacturers.

In all areas – efficiency and effectiveness, revenue generation, safety and security – AI has tremendous potential to deliver positive change if used correctly.

EyeFox is a revolutionary AI-based system that delivers automated, immediate threat detection at high-accuracy levels for X-ray security screening operators.

EyeFox provides unrelenting and focused analysis, rapidly distinguishing threats from other items in real-time. This minimizes close contact with bag contents and people, increasing efficiency and throughput. Our solution employs deep learning computer vision to the screening process for automatic threat detection. AI can be a great asset, allowing us to relieve existing personnel of the burden of mundane and repetitive tasks. As a result, they will have more time to take on the more specialised and fulfilling tasks.