Aviation Sector Must Confront Airport Cyber Risks

Law360 (November 7, 2019, 4:29 PM EST) -- Cybersecurity is a real risk for the aviation sector generally. Cyber risks related to flight safety make the headlines. For instance, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s announcement in 2017 that it hacked a Boeing 757 parked in Atlantic City, New Jersey, using radio frequency communications was front-page news.

2018 reports that researcher Ruben Santamarta successfully hacked into in-flight Wi-Fi networks also grabbed the headlines. More recently, a July 30 DHS alert warned that a device attached to a plane's controller area network could manipulate and provide false information regarding telemetry readings, compass and attitude data, altitude, airspeed and angle of...

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