Impact Assessment of Cybersecurity Threats (IACT)


In the context of the increasing connectivity of commercial air transport (CAT) aircraft and ground systems with the use of internet technologies or aeronautical communications, recent claims from the hackers community are showing an emerging risk of possible remotely compromising airborne systems. 

To be able to correctly evaluate the security risk on aviation and its acceptability, it is first necessary to establish the impact on safety of flight, taking into account for instance the types of operations being conducted, the Pilots’ situational awareness as well as traffic situation.

The main objective of the project is to assess the safety impact of a set of cyber-attacks to communication and navigation systems through the performance of flight simulation exercises, raise awareness of such investigation with the concerned stakeholders and share the initial lessons-learnt.