Serial No. 115-75: Understanding the Cybersecurity of America's Aviation Sector, Joint Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection and the Subcommittee on Transportation and Protective Security of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, Second Session, September 6, 2018   [open pdf - 294KB]

This is the September 6, 2018 hearing on "Understanding the Cybersecurity of America's Aviation Sector" held before Subcommittees of the House Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement of John Ratcliffe: "I have always said that cybersecurity is National security. There is no better example of that than in the aviation industry. When we think of threats to the industry, traditional avenues of attack are what first come to mind. These threats, like hijackings and bombings, will continue to pose a major security concern moving forward. However, as devices, aircraft, and systems become more interconnected, cybersecurity will increasingly play a larger role in aviation security. That is because nation-states, cyber criminals, and hacktivists all possess an incentive to manipulate systems within this sector. Whether it be looking to gain a competitive advantage, or financially motivated actions, or simply a political statement, the space will always be crowded by malicious actors seeking to do us harm. That is why we need to understand all avenues of attack, to prioritize their severity and to mitigate those vulnerabilities as quickly as we can." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Christopher Porter, Jeffrey L. Troy, and Michael A. Stephens.

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