Eurofighter deploys file encryption

Powered by SC Magazine
 

The European combat aircraft firm Eurofighter is deploying encryption and digital signatures for 2,000 network users.

Security company Entrust is providing software for the project's security infrastructure, which includes identity and access management solutions.

"Pilots cannot use smart cards, so this has to be compatible with biometrics," said Hans Ydema, European VP for Entrust. "The new systems have lead to a paperless environment where every document is encrypted and signed. In years to come people can see who has done what."

The UK's Royal Air Force and the German Air Force, both customers of Eurofighter, have adopted technology. In total, 120 thousand people are involved with theproject.

According to Ydema, Eurofighter has made around 460 jets.

Eurofighter GmbH is based in Based in Hallbergmoos.

http://www.eurofighter.com

Copyright © SC Magazine, US edition


 
 
 
Top Stories
Matching databases to Linux distros
Reviewed: OS-repository DBMSs, MariaDB vs MySQL.
 
Coalition's NBN cost-benefit study finds in favour of MTM
FTTP costs too much, would take too long.
 
Who'd have picked a BlackBerry for the Internet of Things?
[Blog] BlackBerry has a more secure future in the physical world.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest Comments
Polls
Which is the most prevalent cyber attack method your organisation faces?




   |   View results
Phishing and social engineering
  71%
 
Advanced persistent threats
  3%
 
Unpatched or unsupported software vulnerabilities
  11%
 
Denial of service attacks
  6%
 
Insider threats
  10%
TOTAL VOTES: 772

Vote