Aviation, as part of the transportation sector, falls within the critical infrastructure. While it may not have the same security issues as ICS/SCADA-based manufacturing and utilities, it has certain conceptual similarities; including, for example, a vital operational technology infrastructure with increasing internet connectivity, and the associated cyber risks.
It also has one major difference — the close physical proximity of its own customers. Catastrophic failure in the aviation industry has a more immediate and dramatic effect on customers — and for this reason alone, a trusted brand image is an essential and fragile part of …read more
Via:: Security Week