Recently Netragard, LLC, The Specialist in Anti-Hacking, found that airline passangers’ personal computer information can be easily hacked while in flight. The wireless inflight airline internet access service, GoGo Inflight Internet (“GoGo”), which enables travelers to access the internet while in flight does not encrypt communications between users (passengers )and the Wireless Access Points on the aircraft.
As a result of this lack of encryption it is easy to intercept and record all data sent and received by passengers. This poses significant risk to passengers and their respective businesses as sensitive information is sent over the air without encryption. This information can include, emails, email attachments, email content, usernames and passwords,credit card information, social security numbers, methods for accessing business networks, trade secrets, etc. This information can be intercepted and recorded by anyone on the aircraft with a WiFi capable laptop/device.
David Morris, President/CEO
David has over 20 years of experience in the information security market and has served in a variety of positions. Prior to founding Netragard, Mr. Morris was the Executive Vice President of Cylink corporation, a leading provider and early pioneer of public key cryptographic solutions. His duties included sales and marketing for the company. In this capacity Mr. Morris played a central role in supervising the company’s IPO which raised over $80M. Mr. Morris also served as the CEO of Protegrity, a database security provider. Mr. Morris has served as a guest speaker at various security conferences and was profiled in The Human Side of High Technology by Carol Kinsey Goman.
Adriel T. Desautels, Chief Technology Officer
A recognized leader in the information security industry, Desautels is an advanced network security specialist with over 10 years of experience in protecting networked infrastructures against digital attack. He founded SNOsoft and is responsible for the internationally recognized and highly respected SNOsoft Research Team. SNOsoft services included vulnerability assessment and penetration testing.
In 2002, Desautels played a pivotal role in uncovering and publicly exposing more than 20 vulnerabilities in Hewlett-Packard’s Unix operating system, Tru64. These events raised industry awareness regarding the importance of monitoring information technology security.
Prior to co-founding Netragard, Desautels held senior positions with Netegrity, Open Market, and The Harvard Security Group with responsibilities for monitoring and maintaining information security systems. Desautels has also served as an expert witness in U.S. Federal Court and has extensive experience in vulnerability assessments, research and development; penetration testing; computer and network forensics; cyber warfare techniques; security management systems design; and Intrusion Detection evasion techniques.