Cyber security threats faced by the aviation industry from cyber criminals represents one of the sector’s most serious challenges. A major attack can compromise passenger safety and cause massive financial and commercial damage across the industry. A SITA report Air Transport IT Insights, found airline CIOs are focusing their IT strategies on digital transformation, with cloud services (100%) and cyber security initiatives (96%) being the greatest areas for investment. The report found cyber security as a high priority, ranking second on the agenda of airline CIOs, with 86% having a major cyber security programme in place and another 10% running a pilot. Parallel to the industry’s challenge in dealing with the cyber security threat is the need to take the necessary steps to overcome the widely acknowledged skills gap in cyber security. Read the full story on techtradar.pro.