Air Arabia in deal to boost e-security
Sharjah, June 13, 2011
Air Arabia, a top regional budget carrier, has signed a MoU with Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) in line with its plan to enhance online security.
Under the agreement, Air Arabia will work with the UAE TRA’s National Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT) as part of its ongoing efforts to build a secure and safe cyber culture in the UAE.
The aeCERT was established by the TRA to facilitate the detection, prevention, and response to cyber security incidents. Under the terms of the MoU, aeCERT will provide consultancy services designed to safeguard the airline’s online systems from cyber attacks.
Majed Al Mesmar, TRA deputy director general, said: “Today’s announcement is another important step in fulfilling the TRA’s commitment to create a safe cyberspace in the UAE. aeCERT’s expertise is crucial to ensuring a secure electronic environment in which companies such as Air Arabia can continue to excel.”
Air Arabia CEO Adel Ali said, "As a leading low cost carrier, a huge amount of our business is done online. Being the first in the ME to focus on Internet reservations, we look forward to working with aeCERT to ensure customers can continue to book with confidence through one of the most secure online portals.”
According to him, the MoU is in line with Air Arabia’s commitment to make protecting customers’ personal information its highest priority.
The airline uses 128-bit Secure Socket Layer technology on its website to encrypt all passenger data and ensure it can be securely transmitted across the Internet, he added.-TradeArabia News Service