Airport World -  Vance Hilderman

After major data breaches hit American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and the Scandinavian airline SAS this year, it’s become evident that the cyber security threat to aviation is very real, writes Vance Hilderman.

As a result, in the US in March of this year, the Transport Security Association (TSA) issued an emergency amendment to the security programmes of numerous airports and airlines.

The amendment requires regulated airports and airlines to develop a plan to improve cybersecurity resilience and assess and update that plan regularly. And both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Administration (EASA) have simultaneously mandated new aircraft cyber-security regulations such as DO-326A and ED-202A.

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