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Macau International Airport Representatives Participated in the ICAO Asia Pacific Regional Cybersecurity Symposium 201805 Jun 2018

A Cybersecurity Symposium chaired by ICAO Asia Pacific Regional Office was held at the Civil Aviation Department Headquarter, Hong Kong, from 15 to 16 May 2018.  Macau International Airport Company Limited (CAM) has appointed representatives Mr. Sammy Chan - Director of Engineering & Maintenance Branch of Airport Operations Department, Ms. Cecil Wong - Head of Information Technology, Technical Support, Communication, Navaids & Surveillance Division of Airport Operations Department and Ms. Kitty Chan - ITC Engineer of Airport Operations Department to participate the symposium along with AACM representatives Mr. Taft Lam – Director of Airport Infrastructure & Air Navigation, Ms. Catherine Cheong – Safety Officer (Security), Mr. Alpha Sou – Assistant Safety Officer (Security) and Mr. Alwin Lao – Assistant Safety Officer. 


Representatives from ICAO, IATA, CANSO and 14 Member States discussed and exchanged experiences on cyber threats, safety risks to Air Traffic Management Systems and Airport Services. Unlike traditional security threats, the cyber threats do not have geographical boundary and can cause substantial tangible and intangible damages for airports in a fairly short period of time. While technology brings operations efficiency and various benefits to aviation industry, we shall be mindful with its associating potential risks for necessary precautions. To safeguard the safe operations of aviation community, apart from the existing SARPs, ICAO is actively developing specific SARPs for Cybersecurity. Further elaboration with Member States will be made in the ICAO Asia Pacific Regional CNS Subgroup Meeting.


Ensuring safety and security of Macau International Airport (MIA) is always the paramount mission of CAM in which we shall endeavor to continue with the implementation of corresponding security measures meeting international and local standards to provide safe and quality services for sustainable healthy development of Macau International Airport.