Information Systems Security: The Federal Aviation Administration's Layered Approach [open pdf - 176KB]
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)develops, maintains, and operates one of the largest and most complex critical infrastructures; an infrastructure that is almost totally informationcentric. Destroying information or changing it improperly can disrupt the work of FAA and the national airspace system. The disclosure of sensitive information about ongoing, critical transportation functions to unauthorized entities can harm the operations of FAA and other government agencies. For FAA, information systems security extends beyond the computer environment to the security of airspace and the national airspace system. The structural, operating, and procedural foundations information systems security provide the mechanisms for achieving FAA's safety, security, and efficiency goals.
TR News 211 (November - December 2000)