Advances in technology have improved the safety and efficiency of business aviation in many ways. However, increased reliance on digital tools in the cockpit, flight department and the companies that support business aircraft operations also place aircraft and passengers at increased risk.
NBAA’s Security Council recommends that operators take the following steps to help protect their companies:
- Assess the level of risk for the aircraft and mobile devises based on location and operation
- Develop formal policies regarding the use, storage and sharing of flight department data that mitigate the risks of hacking or corruption
- Establish best practices for device usage, especially away from the home network (i.e. international travel, etc.)
- Protect aircraft identification information by prohibiting public distribution of aircraft photos, registration information and other identifying features
- Publish social media usage and network policies that mitigate the risk of sensitive data leaking from the organization
Aviation Cybersecurity Resources
Review the list of NBAA member companies that offer products and services related to cybersecurity.