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AeroTek Upgrades to NIST 800-171 Compliant Computer Systems and Networks

In 2020, AeroTek upgraded all computer systems, networks and procedures to be NIST 800-171 compliant. This was a large undertaking during COVID-19 restrictions and included the following highlights:

  • Replacement of AeroTek’s main and secondary redundant servers.

  • Separation of the VOIP phone system and the AeroTek network to separate server systems.

  • Replacement/upgrading of all AeroTek’s firewalls.

  • Upgrading and replacement of all virus and malware checking software.

  • Rewiring AeroTek’s facilities ensuring all computers are hard wired with shielded cables.

  • Implementation of a standalone wireless system for internet access for guests only, separate from the rest of AeroTek’s networks.

  • Development of computer access protocols to protect and control Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).

  • Definition and implementation of computer and system security protocols as defined by NIST 800-171 requirements.

  • Reduction and elimination of remote access to AeroTek’s networks except by security approved senior management.

  • Setup and installation of a security protected server and backup facility.

  • Setup of CGP approved offsite data storage in case of emergency.

  • Enforcement of all AeroTek employees being Controlled Goods Program (CGP)/ITAR approved.

All the requirements have been documented in AeroTek’s latest QAP 39 – Rev 8. Security Plan and are reviewed and updated on a yearly basis.

AeroTek is pleased to be able to continue to offer support to US government contracts with the NIST 800-171 initiative.


AeroTek Manufacturing Ltd. is a world-class aerospace processing facility strategically located in Whitby, Ontario, along the Toronto-Montreal corridor close to the Hwy401, allowing the Company to provide efficient coating services to the Canadian aerospace industry. The Company specializes in providing traditional as well as environmentally friendly aerospace coatings, including anodizing (hardcoat, sulfuric, light-sulphuric, boricsulfuric), electroplating (cadmium, silver, gold, copper, nickel), chemical films (passivation, dry film lubricants), aerospace paints and Ion Vapour Deposition of Aluminium.

AeroTek has acquired more than 400 aerospace OEM process approvals including Boeing, Goodrich, SAFRAN, Bombardier, Airbus, Sikorsky, Bell Helicopter, Honeywell, GE, Pratt and Whitney and many more. The Company has also recently been approved by SAFRAN to perform landing gear maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) services.

AeroTek is ISO 9001/AS9100 and NADCAP certified.

For more information, please contact: Cathy Geddis General Manager 1-905-666-3400 x 305 or


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