Information Guidance

In the age of intensified digitization and connectivity, the airline industry is now dealing with a complex and critical challenge … “cybersecurity.”

All aspects of aircraft operations are connected and digitized whether an aircraft is airborne, operating at an airport or in maintenance. Additionally, flights are increasingly digitized not only on the ground but also in the air. From a cyber security perspective, this creates a complex defensive landscape that must deal with everything, from an insider threat to attacks against mobile devices and space-based assets, such as Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS).

IATA’s focus has always been the protection of organizations, operations, and passengers.

IATA (International Air Transport Association) considers cybersecurity as the convergence of people, processes, and technology that come together to protect civil aviation organizations, operations, and passengers from digital attacks. Considering this, cybersecurity is a subject that now interconnects and interacts throughout the entire lifecycle of the aircraft (i.e., design, certifications, operations, and maintenance).

Because cybersecurity affects the entire lifecycle of the aircraft, IATA required stakeholders in the industry to consider aviation cybersecurity as a crucial priority.