Thursday, January 21, 17:57
Home security GAO USA: "Strengthen cybersecurity on commercial aircraft"!

GAO USA: "Strengthen cybersecurity in commercial aircraft"!

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) of USA urged the federal aviation administration to take steps to enhance cybersecurity on modern commercial aircraft. In a post on its site, GAO stated that modern commercial airplanes are equipped with networks and systems shared data with pilots, passengers, maintenance crews, other aircraft and air traffic controllers, in ways not previously possible.

In addition, to date, extensive cyber security checks have been carried out and there have been no reports of successful cyber attacks in the aeronautical systems of an airplane. However, growing links between aircraft and other systems, combined with the evolving cyber-threat landscape, could lead to increased risks for the future. safety of flights.

GAO USA: "Strengthen cybersecurity on commercial aircraft"!

The GAO has warned that if air defense systems are not properly protected, they could be at risk of a variety of possible cyber-attacks, including vulnerabilities due to factors such as the mismanagement of one patch, insecure supply chains and "outdated" systems. Thus, the GAO issued a semi-annual Cyber ​​Security Guide.

Tim Mackey, Synopsys CyRC chief safety strategist, said that as with passenger vehicle systems, aircraft have a long lifespan, which means that the software used in flights, both on board and as part of flight activities , will be used for a much longer period of time than it is in consumer situations. Properly managing cybersecurity with long-life products requires anticipating future risks when building threat models, Mackey added.

GAO USA: "Strengthen cybersecurity on commercial aircraft"!

Mackey cited the fact that, in recent years, cyberattacks can target more than just open source software. code, but also commercially software created by the use of infringed components. Detecting such attacks is a challenge because of an attacker's ability to hide malicious code in a patch for an independent but legitimate software bug.

According to Mackey, while the primary target of such an attack may be economic, a compromised component could pave the way for another malicious group to target airlines. This is an example of how attackers set the rules for their attacks and seize the opportunities they are given, and it is also an example of the types of threats identified by the GAO.

LEAVE ANSWER

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Pohackontas
Pohackontashttps://www.secnews.gr
Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.

LIVE NEWS

00:02:35

Bill Gates: Will he work with Biden on COVID-19 / climate change?

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said on Twitter that he is looking forward to working with the new US President, Joe Biden, and ...

What are the rumors circulating about the iPhone 13?

Apple iPhone 13 will have a redesigned Face ID system that will have a smaller notch at the top of the screen, ...

Biden: How was the political transition in the US captured on social media?

As Joe Biden was sworn in as President of the United States, this important political transition was captured on popular social media. On January 20, ...

CentOS ceases to be supported but RHEL is offered for free

Last month, Red Hat caused a great deal of concern in the Linux world when it announced the discontinuation of CentOS Linux.

Microsoft Office 365 employee passwords leaked online!

A new large-scale phishing campaign targeting global organizations has been found to bypass Microsoft Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) and ...

COSMOTE and Microsoft provide new cloud solutions for businesses

COSMOTE and Microsoft expand their cooperation, offering even more advanced and high quality cloud solutions, in large and small ...

Cyber ​​attacks in Eastern Europe are on the rise!

The cyber-attacks that have taken place in many US government agencies and companies in recent months have caused concern in the developing countries of ...

Tesla reduces the prices of the Model 3 in Europe

Tesla has reduced the prices of the Model 3 in many European markets, which reductions could be partly linked ...

iOS, Android, XBox users in the crosshairs of a new malvertising campaign

Recently a new malvertising campaign was discovered that targets users of mobile and other connected devices and uses effective ...

Microsoft: "Zero trust" protects against sophisticated hacking attacks

According to Microsoft, the techniques used by the hackers of SolarWinds, were sophisticated but common and preventable. To avoid future attacks ...