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Cyber Threats in Civil Aviation

Cyber Threats in Civil Aviation
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Author(s): Calvin Nobles (Independent Researcher, USA)
Copyright: 2017
Pages: 30
Source title: Security Solutions for Hyperconnectivity and the Internet of Things
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Maurice Dawson (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA), Mohamed Eltayeb (Colorado Technical University, USA) and Marwan Omar (Saint Leo University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0741-3.ch011

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Abstract

Civil aviation faces increased cybersecurity threats due to hyperconnectivity and the lack of standardized frameworks and cybersecurity defenses. Educating the civil aviation workforce is one method to enhance cyber defense against cyber-attacks. Educating the workforce will lead to initiatives and strategies to combat cyber-attacks. Private and public entities need to remain aggressive in developing cyber defense strategies to keep pace with the increasing vulnerabilities of hyperconnectivity. Areas that require immediate attention to safeguard against cybersecurity threats in civil aviation are: 1) Eliminating supply risks, 2) Upgrading legacy systems, 3) Mitigating technological aftereffects, 4) Increasing cybersecurity awareness, 5) Developing cybersecurity workforce, 6) Managing hyperconnectivity, and 7) Leveraging international entities. To safeguard civil aviation infrastructure from cybersecurity threats require assertive, coordinated, and effective strategies and capabilities to defend the network.

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