Launch of “Impact Assessment of Cybersecurity Threats” project

Cybersecurity threats are of prime importance in the aviation context, given the increasing number of exploitable vulnerabilities and the improvement of attacker capabilities.

More in details, the impact of security threats on commercial transport aircraft (CAT) and air traffic management (ATM) procedures is lacking. This information is of upmost importance for practical applicability of security certification. The primary targets of the project are to identify and prioritise threats to critical aircraft systems as well as to build a comprehensive knowledge base of the safety impact of these threats on flight operations. It is also expected that the project will contribute to consolidate methods and techniques for risk assessment and mitigation using flight procedures.