On 8/9 November 2017, 260 participants attended the High Level Conference on Cybersecurity in Civil Aviation in Krakow (Poland). The Conference was organised by the Polish Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, the Polish Civil Aviation Authority and EASA, under the patronage of the Polish Prime Minister.
The participants declared increased numbers of attacks on the aviation system and called for an urgent partnership / collaboration on cybersecurity in civil aviation. They also called for an abandon of the separation between safety and security.
During the Conference, a Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between EASA and the Polish CAA for the pilot phase of the European Center for Cybersecurity in aviation.
All aviation sectors were represented at the conference: NAAs, airlines, ground handlers, EU agencies, European Commission, ECAC presidency, IATA, Ministries, associations, aircraft manufacturers, equipment suppliers and universities.