European Centre for Cybersecurity in Aviation (ECCSA)
ECCSA is primarily an information centre for cybersecurity in aviation providing, amongst other services, stakeholders networking and information sharing, which are key enablers to enforce a resilient aviation cyberspace. ECCSA makes available to its members secure means to exchange domain relevant cybersecurity information, such as vulnerabilities, i.e. weakness that can be used for malicious purposes, as well as events and incidents that might be worth sharing with the aviation community. The ECCSA’s operational team of analysts provides additional inputs as well as context to the information shared by the participants, with the aim to facilitate the creation and the management of an aviation cybersecurity threats knowledge and risk picture.
The participation to ECCSA is voluntary as well as the information sharing. Organisations relevant for the safety and security of European Civil Aviation may apply for ECCSA membership, assured to meet applicable security selection criteria.
News feeds about Cybersecurity in Aviation
Airport TSA agents don’t check terminals for insecure WiFi networks, so stay on your toes when using hotspots at these airports. Source: Threadpost.
Vulnerabilities in UberCENTRAL, a portal used by businesses to facilitate rides, could have leaked the names, phone numbers, email addresses, and unique IDs.
Warning lights about cyber threats to US national security are “blinking red” and the digital attempts to undermine America are occurring daily, not just at election time, say US top intelligence officials. Russia has been the most aggressive foreign actor, but cyber threats also are coming from....
hack-data-breach-australian-airports-2018-7 A data hack at a company which issues aviation industry security identity cards is being investigated by the Australian Federal Police as federal authorities tighten cyber security at airports. The breach, which potentially exposed personal details of....
Are weak login credentials allowing criminals to bypass your security? A study by cyber security firm McAfee has found that criminal marketplaces on the dark web are selling Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) access for as little as $3 and, in some instances, offering up to 40,000 separate RDP connections.
But, the approach to IoT security is currently highly fragmented and in certain instances, non-existent. There is a need for common standards to ensure the IoT is provided with baseline security.Consideration should be given to identity-based public key cryptography, which, due to its....
According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, U.S.-based airlines transported more than 746 million passengers to and from airports across the country in 2017. When combined with international-based carriers, close to one billion people made their way through one or more of America’s 5,000....
The Transportation Security Administration and American Airlines said Thursday that a test of computed-tomography scanners will start later this month at JFK's Terminal 8. The machines let screeners manipulate 3-D images to get a better idea of what's inside a bag. TSA has been running similar tests in Phoenix and Boston since last year.
The aviation industry is growing, thanks to millions of passengers traveling around the world. According to Statista , in 2017, 36.8 million flights were operated worldwide while the Bureau of Transportation Statistics revealed [PDF] that in 2017, U.S.-based airlines transported over 746 million passengers to and from airports across the country.
Most US airports offering Wi-Fi services are at risk of being attacked. A survey of 45 of the busiest US airports revealed that travellers are at risk of being hacked. Technological advancements have changed the way we travel. Gone are the days when people waiting for their flights in an airport perused through a book or a magazine.
The website of an Australian company which conducts security checks and issues Aviation Security Identity Cards has been hacked. The data breach is being investigated by the Australian Federal Police. However, the Department of Home Affairs says the cards are protected by a proprietary security feature.