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Cybersecurity in Aviation Workshop by Tonex

Technology and digitization bring many advantages to aviation, but at the same time, create challenges in managing cyber vulnerabilities in this complex environment.

Permanent connectivity has created a larger threat surface and aircraft today are communications and data nodes, projected to generate 98 million terabytes of data by 2026. The challenge is to secure data transfers between ground and aircraft, both in the cockpit and in the cabin, as well as between onboard sensors and systems.

Consequently, effective aviation cybersecurity is a top priority for the aviation sector.

This has led in part to the creation of DO-326A/ED-202A Airworthiness Security Process Specification, a key piece of guidance for the safety of airborne equipment.

DO-326A impacts everyone working in the field of aircraft and aviation systems development and production. DO-326 is all about ensuring airworthiness. In DO-326A airworthiness is defined as the protection of aircraft from unauthorized interaction. It focuses heavily on preventing aviation systems from being breached by hackers or getting infected by malware, for example, as any resulting failure could threaten the safety of passengers and operators.

DO-326A was designed to address the full development lifecycle of aviation systems cybersecurity, from concept to deployment and retirement. Following the recommendations DO-326A lays out will help your organization to cut development and compliance costs while ensuring the highest cybersecurity and safety levels possible for aviation and aircraft systems.

In the aviation ecosystem, where the various players are all highly interdependent and increasingly interconnected, cybersecurity involves not only the protection of information in the form of digital data, but also the associated networks, websites, services, computers and portals that are transporting and enabling access to data.

Most cybersecurity professionals agree that cybersecurity is not a single application, but rather a system of processes and protocols working in tandem to protect your information and services from potential breaches and disruptions.

Want to learn more? Tonex offers Aviation Cybersecurity Training Bootcamp, a 3-day cybersecurity oriented aviation training course covering civilian and military aircraft cybersecurity and operation analysis including: airworthiness security DO-326A/ED 202A, information and data, mission, networks, technology, embedded avionics systems and the holistic system security engineering problem 360 degree.

Tonex also offers nearly three dozen more courses in Cybersecurity Foundation. This includes cutting edge courses like:

Cybersecurity Fundamentals (2 days)

Electric Grid Cybersecurity Master Certification (4 weeks)

Network Security Training (2 days)

Software Security Training (2 days)

ICS Cybersecurity Training (4 days)

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