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More connectivity means greater cyber risk for plane manufacturers

October 14, 2020
  • Conduct a cybersecurity risk assessment of avionics systems cybersecurity within its oversight program to identify the relative priority of avionics cybersecurity risks compared to other safety concerns and develop a plan to address those risks.
  • Identify staffing and training needs for agency inspectors specific to avionics cybersecurity, and develop and implement appropriate training to address identified needs.
  • Develop and implement guidance for avionics cybersecurity testing of new airplane designs that includes independent testing.
  • Review and consider revising its policies and procedures for monitoring the effectiveness of avionics cybersecurity controls in the deployed fleet to include developing procedures for safely conducting independent testing.
  • Ensure that avionics cybersecurity issues are appropriately tracked and resolved when coordinating among internal stakeholders.
  • Review and consider the extent to which oversight resources should be committed to avionics cybersecurity.
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