Cybersecurity risk prevention within the airline industry – How does it work?

The aviation industry worldwide already embraces new levels of digitization and connectivity. But with this rapid advancement in connectivity comes a new and concerning threat. Hacktivism, cybercrime, even state-sponsored attacks have all become a real risk for airlines. It is obvious that cybersecurity is at the top of the minds of many aviation professionals right now.

The aviation industry is using a computer-based interconnected system spanning across air navigation systems, onboard aircraft control and communication systems, airport ground systems, flight information systems, security screening and many other technologies that are used on a daily basis and for all aviation-related operations.

Civil aviation cybersecurity

Technology and cyber systems have become extremely important, being a component of many activities that have become dependent on information technology. Along with the benefit of cyber technologies, insecurities arise, affecting all systems and infrastructures. In the past, airports have suffered ransomware attacks, incidents in which hackers stole building plans and sensitive security protocols, conducted DDoS attacks and even produced data leaks at boarding gate displays.

The cyber threat and cyber-attack have a transnational component and effect, as worldwide systems are interconnected. Moreover, the complexity of the action has implications at national, regional and international level.

Renful has designed a three-phase cyber enhancement, a package comprising of 1) posture assessment, 2) training and 3) support, as a part of the training for cybersecurity for aviation.

The aviation industry is making a great leap forward in terms of digitalisation. This revolution will bring great benefits helping tackle some of the main challenges the industry currently faces (efficient flight planning, reduced emissions/fuel consumption, delays, training or safety).

In addition to considering the related challenges of the aviation industry, there are 2 measures that can help airline companies better prepare, such as the following:

  • building a security culture
    This involves addressing cybersecurity risks across the entire airline, including back-office IT, maintenance, and operations, consumer-facing systems, management, and the board.
  • leveraging tools that strengthen cybersecurity capabilities
    Related areas include threat intelligence sources, identity and access management, data protection and encryption, design and application security, and security awareness.

Why is Cyber Security for Aviation the Right Choice For Your Company?

Unprecedented challenges threaten to undermine the very survival of our society. Only unprecedented innovation can prevent irreversible disasters. This is only possible if we trust the technology that can bring us together.

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