Readers of the Aerospace Cybersecurity Market Intelligence report, Edition 2020, may recall one of our forecast indicating that the cybersecurity will be more and more present inside the aircraft.
“One of the expected trends is the development of onboard security enabling secure communications within the aircraft. To date, the cybersecurity of inflight systems (such as aircraft IFE or IFC) was directly taken care of by legacy equipment providers. With the development of cyberthreats, airlines are foreseen to consider third party cybersecurity suppliers to protect aircraft communication. The installation of dedicated cybersecurity equipment has already been witnessed in business and military aviation.“
This forecast was built based on a set of interviews with airlines from regional players to major international players. Recent patent publications from aircraft manufacturers seems to validate this forecast. In particular, we decided to take a detailed look at the last Boeing’s patent filled in June 2019 and which has just been published in December 2020. In this patent, Boeing describes a method for obfuscating the network mapping of the aircraft to passengers through the use of a dedicated network module. This methods presents to the passenger an artificial and dynamic network mapping and is particularly useful to impede any network reconnaissance from a ill-intended passenger.
Our next quarterly digest, to be published at the end of Q1, will provide a complete review of all the relevant patents on aircraft cybersecurity.
✅ Cybersecurity awareness training for a national carrier ✅ Bespoke consulting missions ✅ Presentation during the Aircraft Commerce conference ✅ Launch of a new cyber-intelligence product ✅ Starting collaboration with an information sharing association 💡 and more to announce by the end of the year…
The Aircraft Commerce Virtual Conference will take place between the 16 and 20 of November 2020. This five-day live digital event replaces and brings to life three popular Aircraft Commerce conferences that had been planned for 2020:
Event One: Airline & Aerospace MRO & Flight Operations IT Conference – Global Event Two: Connecting Aircraft & Passenger Conference and Expo Event Three: Flight Operations Conference
On day 4, November 18, within the Connected Aircraft & Passenger Conference specialized track, CyberInflight will present some of its findings from a year of market research, consulting missions and training seminars. The 30 minutes presentation will tackle topics such as the evolution of the threat level in 2020, the evolving regulatory framework, the nascent relationship between the industry and the researcher community, or the increasing interest in embedded aircraft security. CyberInflight will also reveal some of its latest findings of some obvious weak information security implementation made by some stakeholders to protect sensitive intellectual property. CyberInflight will discuss lessons to be learnt and roadblocks preventing the industry to reach a potentially stronger maturity level. If you would like to know more, join us during the conference “Cyber Risk & Cyber Resilience in Aviation: A retrospective of the year 2020” during the Aircraft Commerce Virtual Conference.
Did you miss CyberInfligh’s timelines of cyber-incident on airlines and airports ?
Find below a quick snapshot of our “Aerospace Cybersecurity Market Intelligence Report, Edition January 2020”. These are timelines until January 2020. More to come in the coming months with the next edition of the research report and the evolution of the threat level during the year 2020, which was particularly interesting.
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Here is a snapshot of CyberInflight’s Quarterly Digest. For this edition, we have set the focus on the topic of aerospace cybersecurity regulations. Some significant steps, from IATA in particular, have been taken lately which are worth digging into.
This digest aims to help you get a broader and updated vision of the current regulatory landscape and extract the core information from this vast topic, through the use of mind-maps in particular.
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Table of Content:
I. Regulatory framework
ICAO’s Cybersecurity Strategy
ICAO’s Assembly Resolution A40-10
IATA’s Aviation Cyber Security Position Paper
IATA’s Compilation of Cyber Security Regulations, Standards, and Guidance -Takeaways on the current regulatory framework
Understanding the current cybersecurity regulatory landscape is difficult, isn’t it? 😣 In this mind-map, CyberInflight has selected for you publicly available must-reads. Stay tuned as our coming quarterly digest for Q3 will focus on the topic of cyber-regulations in civil aviation.
Note that in this mind-map some branches have been folded. The exhaustive resource will be made available soon to the readers of our quarterly digest/.
Also, a “download section” on our website will soon be available to get access to high-res resources.👍