Cybersecurity in Aviation
- Vikas Kumar
- January 27, 2023
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- Cybersecurity in Aviation
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Operational safety, security, and resilience are highly prioritized in aviation. Technology and digitization have a significant positive impact on aviation, but this complex environment also makes it challenging to control cyber vulnerabilities. When it comes to the aviation business, cyber threats have a number of goals in mind, ranging from stealing important data or money to causing disruptions and harm.
New cyberthreats and security breaches are consequently emerging, necessitating a more comprehensive approach that addresses proactive and reactive cybersecurity. While the cost of cybersecurity events is mostly financial in other industries, it has the potential to have a significant impact on operations, compliance, reputation, and even safety in the aviation industry.
Major Cybersecurity Application Used in Aviation Industry-
- Network Security Surveillance
Detects aircraft, determines their position, and collects additional information (such identity, level, etc.) before displaying it to the controller on a situation display. The main applications of surveillance are area control and approach control
2. Identity and Access Management-
IAM provides system administrators and automated programs with the highest level of access capabilities by authenticating users and granting access. monitoring user data, important systems, and data on a constant basis for anomalies that could indicate unwanted access.
3. Cloud Computing
The airline sector is being transformed across the board by cloud computing, which lowers the danger of cyberattack and data theft while enhancing financial performance, operational dependability, and passenger experience. The cloud helps turn the impossible into reality by streamlining the supply chain, empowering talent, decreasing aircraft delays, and delivering a frictionless travel experience.
Features of Cyber Security for the Aviation Industry-
Visualize Network Traffic
Enables real-time, centralized insight into essential servers and applications at airports, making it easier to spot questionable connections.
Isolate Critical Assets with Micro-Segmentation
Using a centralized platform for multi-vendor infrastructure, protects the network from lateral threats and decreases the attack surface without the need for time-consuming firewall adjustments.
Allow access to critical and sensitive information only on a strict need-to-know basis and limit unnecessary data flow between endpoints. Monitor software, communications networks, and other sensitive IT areas to detect anomalous behavior.
Manage Third-Party Contractors and Train Personnel
Training staff to avoid storing data in unencrypted and insecure formats. USB sticks, external drives, workstations, POS systems, and all other devices should be kept secure and protected with strong, frequently updated passwords.
Global Impact of Using Cyber Security in Aviation Industry-
The global airport security market size was USD 10.78 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 11.45 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 7.62% during the forecast period.
Aviation cybersecurity is dominated by the on-cloud segment. This is mainly due to changing market trends for cyber security solutions and a paradigm shift from on-premises to cloud deployments. This is due to low cost, flexibility, and reduced operational complexity.
The aviation sector is benefiting from increased connectivity and digitization across the value chain. Technological advances in the aviation sector are creating tremendous opportunities to improve customer service, safety, flight efficiency, operations, and passenger experience, both on the ground and in the air.
The aviation sector continues to strive to improve the quality of services provided and enhance the customer experience. The approach taken to meet business needs is based on increased system integration, careful incorporation of automation and increased data utilization.
Adopting various technology solutions to provide the best user experience for their customers, the airline industry must show the same sensitivity in detecting and responding to cyber threats. Cybersecurity therefore provides proactive protection to address the unique challenges facing aerospace, defence, and business aviation operators.
Author- Suryansh Verma
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