Homeland Security, DoD, Transportation Officials Focus on Aviation Cyber Security

The National Strategy for Aviation Security “directs a risk-based approach to identify and mitigate aviation cyber vulnerabilities impacting the aviation ecosystem, which includes both civil and military aviation,” according to the CISA official. “In support of cyber risk-reduction and resiliency efforts, the aviation ecosystem is an extensive multi-layered network of intersecting elements with integral roles in the aviation domain and involves six primary entities: airports; airlines; aircraft; airlift; actors; and aviation management.”

The Wall Street Journal first disclosed in an article last week that concerns about possible terrorist cyber attacks led U.S. officials “to re-energize efforts to identify airliners’ vulnerability to hacking” and that the new program would involve limited testing of aircraft.

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Source: Aviation Today