How to Spot an Unsafe Airport

Basically, if it looks like an airport, it’s unsafe…:

Security experts were alarmed to learn that 66 out of 100 airports were exposed on the Dark Web. This finding is the result of a recent cybersecurity study conducted by ImmuniWeb, a provider of attack surface management and threat intelligence services.

The firm examined The State of Cybersecurity at Top 100 Global Airports and found myriads of vulnerabilities. Its researchers discovered that 13 airports had data leaks or exposure at a critical risk level, which the company defines as a “recent leak of highly confidential data (e.g. PII, PHI, IDs, financial records, plaintext passwords for production systems, etc.).”

ImmuniWeb scrutinized the world’s Top 100 Airports, as voted by air travelers in the 2018/2019 World Airport Survey of Skytrax, the organizer of the World Airport Awards.

The good news is that three airports passed all the operational tests for cybersecurity without a single “major issue.” The “winners” were:  Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (EU), Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (EU), and Dublin Airport (EU).

The bad news: this leaves 97 leading airports with a whole slew of often significant problems.


Original article here