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The EU is working on the protection of air transport from cyber attacks

The danger of cyber attacks on air transport is the main issue of the EU-ENISA Cyber Europe 2018 exercise

The danger of cyber attacks on air transport is the subject of Cyber Europe 2018 (CE2018). It is a maxi cyber security exercise organized by the EU and ENISA (the european agency for Network and Information Security). The performances will be the fifth annual pan european exercise for contrasting digital threats. The first one was held in 2010 and the last in 2016 with the participation of over 1000 persons. It was decided to focus on the IT threats to the civil aviation sector, as it is one of the more exposed to aggressions from cybercrime as well as from terrorists and state hackers. The first by means of acts of ransomware or identity theft of the passengers. The second through acts of cyberwarfare, confirmed by last year’s accidents. The danger, however, is a concrete and constant one. Throughout the Old Continent and not only.

The scenario of the cyber exercise is focused specifically on the civil aviation, threatened by cybercrime attacks and acts of cyberwarfare by terrorists and state hackers

The scenario of CyberEurope 2018 is, incidentally, specifically concentrated on civil aviation. The EU and ENISA planners have involved the authorities, the air navigation service providers, airlines and airport companies, as well as all those subjects which could be exposed to cyber attacks to the sector. The objective is to be prepared for any eventuality. The exercise, indeed, will include analysis of technical accidents inspired by real life, from forensics to malware, passing through open source intelligence and events of different kinds. The cyber attacks, moreover, will take place at all levels: local, organizational, national and european. In the context Business continuity plans and the procedure of Crisis management will be examined.

The video trailer of Cyber Europe 2018

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