Airport Security Data Breach

A company that issues Aviation Security Identity Cards (ASIC) which are designed to prevent terrorists and organised criminals from accessing planes has been hacked this week. Hundreds of people renewing or applying for their Identity cards had learnt on Wednesday through an email issued by the company of a data breach in which they could not even specify what information was stolen. People who have these cards need to give a large amount of personal information in order to gain security clearance in airport, so just changing your password is not enough in this case. 2SER was joined by Dr Katina Michael, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences from University of Wollongong to discuss if  Australian airport security is at risk. 

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