Kesang Ukyab

Manager, Innovation and Technology

Airports Council International (ACI)

Kesang T. Ukyab is the Manager, Innovation and Technology at the Airports Council International – ACI World. Kesang is responsible for Airport Technologies, Cybersecurity, Aviation Community Data Exchange Standards, and Artificial Intelligence portfolios at ACI. Kesang represents the Airport Industry at the ICAO Secretariat Study Group on Cybersecurity and is a member of the World Economic Forum Steering Committee on cyber resilience in aviation. He has extensive experience working with both cybersecurity and the aviation industry. Prior to this role he worked at the IATA headquarters in Montreal, Canada and the IATA executive headquarter in Geneva, Switzerland as well as Umbra Technologies Network Security in Beijing, China. Kesang holds an International MBA from the University of International Business & Economics.

Virtual Conference Agenda 2020

25 November 2020 | 11:10 - 12:10 | C-level Interview Session: Protecting aviation from hackers: Improving resilience during and post COVID-19

The introduction of remote working for staff and various touchless interfaces for passenger travel have exposed airports and airlines to a new set of cyber threats. What are some of the ways to mitigate these threats? Are airports and airlines prepared for cyber threats post COVID-19? What should the cybersecurity priorities be now and after the pandemic? What are companies doing to improve cyber resilience and ensure business continuity.

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