EASA and the Computer Emergency Response Team of the EU Institutions (CERT-EU) are to establish the European Centre for Cyber Security in Aviation (ECCSA). The idea is to protect all critical parts of the aviation system – including aircraft, navigation and surveillance systems, datalinks and airports. Manufacturers, airlines, maintenance organizations, air navigation service providers and other members will be provided both with intelligence on cyber attacks and on-demand means to face these threats.
“With this cooperation, EASA will develop its capability to handle cyber security threats in its mission and within its remit to improve the overall safety of air transport” said Patrick Ky, EASA Executive Director.
ECCSA’s capabilities will be rolled out in stages. The first, from 2017 to 2018, should see the development of a public website reporting cyber security news and ECCSA initiatives; open-source intelligence services for members; and a collaboration platform for members to exchange information.
February 21, 2017