Press release

Geneva, Swtizerland/ 29 May 2018 – Satcom Direct, the business aviation connectivity, hardware and
software provider, is hosting ethical hackers performing ‘live’ hacks at SD booth W115 during EBACE
2018. The “white hat” hackers are demonstrating how Identity information capture, social
engineering, phishing, password cracking, and system compromise occurs. The revealing
presentations explain the potential impact of malicious intent, and how data network vulnerabilities
are exploited. Using real-world scenarios, the digital security professionals from security testing
company Shorebreak Security, outline practical solutions that can reduce potential dangers from the
“black hat” threats.

Demonstrations of the SD Cyber Security Solutions portfolio, which combines the benefits of SD’s
hardware routers, software services, ground infrastructure and technical expertise to protect business
aviation data, complement the presentations. The portfolio also includes the SD Threat Monitoring
Module, a feature supported by digital flight operations dashboard SD Pro®. The proprietary software
provides customers with current and previous views of network security, highlights potential threats,
and identifies incidents. With SD’s secure network infrastructure, SD customers also benefit from full
data encryption from the air to the ground, while SD’s certified cyber security experts actively monitor
data traffic to evaluate any risk.

The SD family of routers, added to SD connectivity and SD Pro software solutions, will then also provide
detailed connectivity information, aircraft performance details, and cyber security data giving the
customer real time flight management feedback to better support network and operational planning.
When combined with the SD Private Network, the full suite enables IT departments to apply full
corporate compliance protocols to their fleets, just as they would in their offices.
“As business aviation becomes more connected, aircraft become digital platforms for incoming and
outgoing data transfer, and we want to provide our customers with the most innovative solutions to
protect vital information. Each system will have its own vulnerability, so the need to constantly monitor,
and proactively prevent cyber-attacks is now imperative. We anticipate that our independent data
security experts will drive home just how important it is to be aware of the threat of cyber security, and
the need to implement the necessary hardware and software to better protect data,” says Michael Skou
Christensen, VP SD International.

SD is also introducing delegates to CyberSAFE, (Securing Assets for End-users) the industry’s first
certified training course which teaches aviation professionals how to avoid cyber security failures.
Delivered in partnership with Logical Operations, the course educates users about technology related
risks, compliance considerations, social engineering, and other data-security-related concepts. Those
new to cyber security in aviation can benefit from SD’s free Cyber Smart Kit. Available at the booth, the
kit gives real-world scenarios, quick tips, recommended actions and suggests protocols to implement
specifically designed for aviation.

The Cyber Security Demos take place twice a day at 11.00 and 16.00 and Thursday morning at 11.00.
Individual demos are available on request throughout the show – SD Booth W115.

Photo Caption: SD hosts ethical hackers highlighting data vulnerabilities.

Hi Res images available on request.

*NB: CyberSAFE is a trademark of Logical Operations, Inc.
About Satcom Direct: Satcom Direct (SD) and its companies provide global connectivity solutions for
business and general aviation, military, government, and head of state aircraft. The company also
provides land mobile services to areas with connectivity limitations. Since 1997, SD has worked to
advance the technology of global connectivity, being first to market with new capabilities in
communications technology. SD’s industry leading hardware solutions, like the SDR, are complemented
by their divisional capabilities including SD Avionics cabin and flight deck systems and SD software
solutions. A premier Inmarsat distribution partner (including Jet ConneX), Iridium service partner, and
ViaSat Ku preferred reseller, SD is also a value-added reseller for Panasonic systems and the exclusive
service provider for SmartSky Networks.

SD World Headquarters and primary operations centre is located in Melbourne, Florida, with additional
office locations in the United States, Canada, UK, UAE, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Australia, Russia, Brazil,
and South Africa. For more information regarding SD, visit, e-mail, or call U.S. +1.321.777.3000 or UK +44.1252.554.460.
Media Contacts:
Jane Stanbury
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+1 (438) 998 1668