The centre runs 24 hours a day, during which it performs complete monitoring of internal IT systems and all operations performed in order to detect threats ina timely manner and ensure an immediate and appropriate response. Every year, Prague Airport invests CZK 40 million in the protection of its critical information systems, including the purchase and operation of technology and personnel costs.
The new workplace will further strengthen the protection of airport IT systems, which is fully on par with the latest standards at large international airports and is already one of the strictest. The protection primarily comprises several layers of security including monitoring, detection, evaluation and subsequent blocking. In addition, the airport is already prepared to ensure cyber resilience for revolutionary projects such as autonomous vehicles, biometrics, artificial intelligence and more. Prague Airport expects with these technologies as part of the digitalization of its operations in the future.
Alongside technical support and effectively set processes, the new Prague Airport Cyber Security Operational Centre can also rely on the high expertise of its staff, e.g. in the field of networks and network protocols, operating systems and web services, as well as advanced knowledge of cyberattack methods. Prague Airport has invested CZK 13 million in the development of the centre, including construction modifications to the new workplace and technical support.