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VOL. 33, NO. 6

Soft Targets Create Hard Issues
ONE OF my favorite things in the
world is ambient energy.
Walking into the airport during the full swing
of the summer travel season is one of my favorite
things in the world, even as a frequent traveler. Same
thing when we head up to Oshkosh for EAA and
the energy surrounding the grounds.
The crowds, the noise, the energy, the emotion,
the planes, I love it.
I'm a little concerned this year as travel season has
begun because we have a new challenge in our midst
from ransomware that take our bustling airports and
can shut them down with just a few clicks of a button.
Cleveland and Louisville airports both got hit
this spring in the span of less than a month. After
hackers gained control of their systems, they made
demands for cash and threatened to cause chaos.
Neither attack was successful in getting money,
but they were successful in creating some massive
headaches for the airports.
All the challenges with funding and a reluctance
to adopt new technology has left many of our
airports vulnerable to ransomware attacks. The
hackers understand this and as we've seen, they're

now exploiting it. And once they have access, it's
hard to get them out.
Municipal governments across the nation have
been reluctant to adopt Cloud storage of information
compared to internal servers. But if you read the story
in this issue looking at revenue management software,
you'll learn the benefits of adopting the Cloud now
and how you can protect your data from the scourge
of digital pirates looking to harm your operations.
Federal funding levels also need to meet the needs
of our airports to make sure they can secure data and
operations. Without the proper technology in place
and strong security systems guarding Wi-Fi, airports
will continue to be a bucket of soft targets for hackers.
Luckily the attacks haven't hindered systems
controlling air traffic or other
operations that could put massive
amounts of lives at risk. But it's
times to address these security
failings now before we see some
major damage done.
- Joe

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Why Blockchain is the Key to Creating a
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Airport Cyberattacks: Beyond

Blockchain is a technology that carries a lot of baggage
in terms of hype and confusion. This is, in part, due to
blockchain's association with cryptocurrencies, which
have had a turbulent history. However, cryptocurrency
is just one of the many potential applications for blockchain technology and some of the most promising use
cases lie outside of the finance industry altogether.

The U.S. government does not encourage the paying of
ransoms, but acknowledges that technical issues, timeliness and cost of restarting systems from backup might
sway a company towards payment. Even in cases where
systems are restored, it's wise to assume the network
is still compromised. Re-infections can occur and if the
attackers left a backdoor in the network your problems
are far from over.

Brisbane's New Runway - Stolonisation

The construction of Brisbane's new runway uses a technique
called stolonisation to achieve the 300ha of landscaping required. This video explains what stolonisation is and why it has
been used on this project.


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Airport_Business_June-July_2019

Inside the Fence
Industry Update
A Forward Look Into the Past
The Rise of Secondary Airports
Not Your Parents' Boarding Bridge
Find Success in Fuel Training
A Stream of New Revenue Management
Media Relations After an Accident: Are You Ready?
Airport Guru
Legal Matters
Product Focus
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Airport_Business_June-July_2019 - Inside the Fence
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Airport_Business_June-July_2019 - Industry Update
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Airport_Business_June-July_2019 - A Forward Look Into the Past
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Airport_Business_June-July_2019 - The Rise of Secondary Airports
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Airport_Business_June-July_2019 - Not Your Parents' Boarding Bridge
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Airport_Business_June-July_2019 - Find Success in Fuel Training
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Airport_Business_June-July_2019 - A Stream of New Revenue Management
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Airport_Business_June-July_2019 - Media Relations After an Accident: Are You Ready?
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Airport_Business_June-July_2019 - Airport Guru
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Airport_Business_June-July_2019 - Legal Matters
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Airport_Business_June-July_2019 - Product Focus
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