New bill proposed to set airline cyber defense rules

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By admin April 8, 2016 17:30

New bill proposed to set airline cyber defense rules

As a result of his investigation into the security practices of airlines and airplane manufacturers, Senator Ed Markey has introduced a bill to create strict cybersecurity standards for the aviation industry.

“As technology rapidly advances to keep passengers and planes connected, we must ensure that the airline industry is vigilant in protecting its aircraft and systems from cybersecurity breaches and attacks,” said Markey.

The Cyber AIR Act would direct the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to establish digital security guidelines for the airline industry, while also ordering all airlines to disclose cyberattacks to the government.

The Cyber AIR Act would direct the FAA to conduct a report studying the vulnerabilities that consumer Wi-Fi introduces on airplanes.

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By admin April 8, 2016 17:30