Let’s face it, Flight Departments operate remotely by definition so traditional security just won’t do. Add to this that humans will take the least path of resistance.
So, we have to put in place provisions that directly address Aviation Data Security. Provisions that both protect the data and allow staff members to do their job without onerous hurdles.
Start with your policies. Review them and make sure they cover all these top key areas and then make sure your staff understand why they are there.
If your policies are informal, write them down and include them in your General Operations Manual.
Next conduct audits of your company technology to make sure they are updated, just be cautious of using the auto update features on devices that rely on software such as Foreflight.
Ensure you use tools like ours that have the data and access policies built in, this way you are able to control access to your data. Make sure they software utilizes all of the data protection features listed above such as encryption and data masking.
Make sure that any tool you use is storing your data siloed from any other data and that it is not comingled with other data. This will prevent weak administrator passwords from providing an attacker access.