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Report: aviation industry playing catch up on cybersecurity

Like most critical infrastructure, the aviation industry has become increasingly connected in the digital space, reliant on a constellation of computer systems, parts and stakeholders to provide services to millions of people each day.

However, few other sectors have a higher profile or a thinner margin for error and a new report from the Atlantic Council argues that these highly complex, “flying data centers” are increasingly at risk for technical problems or cyberattacks that can lead to accidents and loss of life.

The aviation industry still has to figure out how to incorporate cybersecurity into governance accountability frameworks for flight safety, security and enterprise IT, according to the report. Supply chain risk management also presents multiple challenges.

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