Civil aviation is reliant on cyber technology to enable the safety and efficiency of air transport. It uses interconnected systems for air navigation, onboard aircraft control and communications, airport ground control, flight information, security screening and many other daily operations. The interconnection of aviation systems across geographic locations means that cyber threats to aviation are global. Therefore addressing cybersecurity needs to be addressed in a unified way by the entire aviation industry.
With concerns over the increasing risks of cyber crimes worldwide, we were pleased to present a seminar on the topic of ‘Cybersecurity Resilience in Aviation’ with Mr Gerry Ngu, a senior expert in aviation cybersecurity. Gerry is currently the Technical Lead of the European Cybersecurity Centre for Aviation and Chairman of the recently established Network of Cybersecurity Analysts for the European Member States. The event attracted aerospace professionals from across the different subsectors. This in-person seminar was co-organised by AAIS and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) office in Singapore, and held on AAIS premises in Seletar on 29 June.