Airline IT security and network teams around the world must address demands to rapidly adopt new technology, protect intellectual property, secure myriad mass market and custom applications, and comply with regulations. Meanwhile, they must enable secure access to personal and specialized aviation and corporate data from various access points, including industry incident data and analysis; operational reports (e.g., pilot and flight attendant reports); aircraft ground damage reports, and analysis in a new Ground Damage Database; collated Flight Data Connect information in a global Flight Data eXchange; point-of-sale data; branch offices; mobile devices, and third-party partner networks, amid growing volume and sophistication of threats.