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Cyberattack risk poses biggest threat to airports and aviation
« on: September 12, 2018, 10:42:07 PM »
A senior official from Tampa International Airport (TPA) told US lawmakers the risk of cyberattack “without question represents the preeminent and persistent threat” to global aviation.

The comments came during a Sept. 6 joint hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee’s Cybersecurity and Transportation Security subcommittees, held to examine cyber threats to aviation.

“In today’s modern and technologically advanced airports, there are virtually no areas or functions that do not rely at some level on a digital network,” TPA EVP-IT and general counsel Michael Stephens said. “The operational importance of these systems ... makes airports immensely appealing targets and potentially vulnerable to malicious cyber threats, such as criminal organizations and state sponsored actors.”


I could have sworn it was just a fly on the windscreen.