Patrick Mana

Cyber-Security Cell Manager - EATM-CERT Manager


He has spent his entire career working in air traffic management (ATM). He started 33 years ago working with Thales on aviation software development and project/product management. In 1999, he joined EUROCONTROL, where he led the safety assessment activities. He chaired and contributed to international working groups to develop safety related standards. In 2008, he moved to the Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU), where he was the Head of the development framework and SJU Programme Manager for all transverse activities including security for six years.

PS: EUROCONTROL is a pan-European, civil-military organisation dedicated to supporting European aviation. It is an inter-governmental organisation composed of 41 Member States plus 2 Comprehensive Agreements States.


Virtual Conference Agenda 2020

25 November 2020 | 12:20 - 12:50 | Helping aviation to reduce financial losses due to cyber-attacks

Cyber-attacks are generating significant financial losses to aviation stakeholders especially airlines. This becomes even more intolerable at the time aviation is hit by an unprecedented crisis which impacts severely revenues and cash flow. As part of its catalogue of services, EUROCONTROL/EATM-CERT (European Air Traffic Management Computer Emergency Response Team) has developed some services which are provided for free to the aviation community with the goal to reduce financial losses by e.g. detecting fraudulent websites impersonating airlines, fighting against scams that impersonate EUROCONTROL and request to pay fraudulent invoices, detecting frequent flyer program accounts for sale on the dark/deep web and sharing Indicators of Compromise (IOCs) and Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs). The unbalanced financial dimension of cyber-attacks inevitably calls for continuous threats, therefore the aviation community has to further work together and share more information in order to increase our efficiency (including cost efficiency) for our common interest.


Virtual Conference Agenda 2020

25 November 2020 | 15:15 - 15:50 | Panel Discussion: Everyone on the same page: Convergence of cyber security and aviation security

As the aviation security sector increases its dependence on networks and IT technologies, this session will highlight the importance of integrating cyber security within aviation security strategies. Hear about some of the most challenging cyber security risks to airline operation systems, on board systems, aviation security processes and learn how these can be mitigated.

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