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Managing Cyber-Risk in the Aviation Industry

Jaclyn Jaeger | September 22, 2015

Compliance and risk officers in the aerospace business should review their cyber-security practices in the wake of recent high-profile data breaches that could signal emerging cyber-threats in the aviation industry.

Earlier this summer, hackers believed to be linked to the Chinese government infiltrated the computer system of United Airlines, compromising customer and flight records. The breach occurred around the same time that United experienced a computer glitch that grounded all its flight for nearly two hours (although no connection has ever been confirmed between the incidents).

Sebastian MikoszIn a second cyber-attack targeting the airline industry, hackers in June infiltrated the flight-planning system of Polish airline LOT, grounding all its flights. “This is an industry problem on a much wider scale, and for...

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