Airlines Face Tougher Cybersecurity Requirements


New, tougher rules on cybersecurity for e-enabled aircraft are hitting airlines across the world, and carriers such as Southwest Airlines are now facing “a tremendous task, but one that we take seriously,” according to a spokesperson for the airline.

The challenges of maintaining cybersecurity constantly increase as the digital revolution continues its forward momentum. The average enterprise-size corporation now uses almost 80 cybersecurity products, according to Infosecurity Magazine. Airlines must be especially concerned with cyber protection because lives as well as money are at stake. Government agency Eurocontrol reported a 61% increase in cyberattacks against airlines in 2020.

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By Henry Canaday


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