Troubled by Security Risks Posed by Avionics Systems, GAO Urges FAA to Boost Oversight
Airplane manufacturers have cybersecurity controls in place and there haven’t been reports of successful cyberattacks on commercial airplane IT systems to date, but evolving cyber threats could put future flight safety at risk if the FAA doesn’t prioritize oversight. Tim Wade, technical director of the CTO Team at Vectra, says it’s encouraging that technology has evolved to the point where previously unconsidered attack vectors are possible and relevant, highlighting that security has become an ongoing – not just a point-in-time – activity.
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