Home News Airlines boost efforts to fight cyber threats

Airlines boost efforts to fight cyber threats

0
SHARE

Systems on board may be vulnerable to cyber attack
The aviation industry is coordinating international efforts in the fight against threats from hackers and cyber-attacks.
The issue hit the headlines earlier this year, when a security researcher said he had been able to hack into flight controls via the entertainment system.
Airlines, airports and air traffic management companies share a lot of information to make flying more efficient despite ever-increasing passenger numbers. But that provides more interfaces that can be exploited by attackers.
Initiatives are being put in place to protect the industry. For example, a team put together by aviation industry associations is working on a declaration on cyber security to put to ICAO in 2016.
The security of the ADS-B system on aircraft, which sends information on a plane’s position, is also being studied. The data is unencrypted, which may make it vulnerable to outside interference.
Reuters

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here