Workshop on the roles and the activities of a European Centre for Cybersecurity in Aviation, Cologne


On 13 and 14 July 2016, EASA organised a workshop with the industry on cybersecurity events management, coordination, and information exchange. Four cybersecurity crisis scenarios were played, based on real events, although not demonstrated as being cyber but easily transposable to cyber. The scenario were aiming at aircraft systems, ATM and airlines event response coordination.

The main purpose was to identify what would be the services and functions of a European Centre for Cybersecurity in Aviation (ECCSA) during the different events, its added value, possible constraints.

At the end of the two days, all participants identified the benefits and difficulties of information exchange and concurred on the need for a centralised coordination centre at European level. ECCSA would likely be the best candidate thanks to its strong links with EASA, with the activity at national level left to the Member States CERTs.