WFS invests in 24-hour monitoring of cargo operations to improve security

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has partnered with IT provider Transputec to increase the safety and security of its cargo operations across its network. 

The partnership will see Transputec providing 24-hour monitoring of WFS’ aviation cargo and ground handling operations, which includes 21,800 employees at 171 stations in 22 countries across five continents.

As part of the monitoring process, Transputec will assign a cyber security team to WFS to identify security risks or incidents, “helping to resolve them before they become an issue”.

“Transputec will supply WFS with all the relevant technology and services delivered in collaboration with ThreatSpike Labs, the cyber security intelligence company,” a spokesperson for WFS explained.

Pedro Garcia, group chief information officer at Worldwide Flight Services, commented: “Safety and security will always be WFS’ top priority to underpin the vital services we provide for our airline customers at airports around the world. We take this responsibility very seriously and are constantly reviewing our systems and processes to ensure they are fit-for-purpose against potential threats and to protect our business continuity.

“Transputec is providing critical managed services that enable us to improve the resilience, efficiency and security of our global operations, which gives us the peace of mind that any security anomaly or incident will be managed and resolved instantly.”

Sonny Sehgal, chief executive of Transputec, added: “We are excited to be working with such a respected market leader as WFS and pleased to be helping to further improve the company’s security programme to increase the value of its services.

“Our team have already been welcomed as an extension of their IT function and a core part of their security team and will offer specialist help and digital expertise to support the integrity and growth of WFS’ operations around the world.”

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