We need more stringent controls and government action to prevent a catastrophic disaster.
The Federal Aviation Administration says today’s aircraft is safe from cybercriminals. Major aircraft builders say the same thing. But the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Energy say “Not so fast.” A few influential politicians and some experts in the aeronautics industry have also voiced their concerns in the past year.
What’s so exasperating is that policies, process, procedures, and tools exist to mitigate the risk. But the wheels of life-preserving change may not be turning quickly enough — a possibility exacerbated by the fact that a widespread skills gap is preventing change from being realized.