RazorSecure paper highlights EU Cyber Security Regulations

A passenger using an iPad on an aircraft.RazorSecure and VT Miltope have issued a paper entitled “Implications of the new EU Cyber Security Regulations for the Aviation Industry”.

The 10-page document looks at the upcoming new EU Cyber Security Directives that come into force in May 2018.

These cover two regulations – The Network and Information Systems Directive (NIS), focused on critical infrastructure including airports and airlines, and the General Data Privacy Regulations Directive (GDPR) for data privacy and data handling.

The implications of non-compliance with these regulations can be fines of up to 4% of global annual turnover.

At September’s APEX Expo in Long Beach, Alex Cowan, RazorSecure CEO, said: “The industry average to detect a data breach is about 180 days. That just isn’t good enough for an aircraft in flight.

Passive detection of data breaches doesn’t go far enough. Airlines need a system that continuously monitors how inflight Wi-Fi networks are being used and detects and corrects problems immediately.

The fines for companies that don’t follow the NIS Directive can be huge,” said Cowan.

RazorSecure, which was recently selected by the UK’s GCHQ to be part of its cyber accelerator programme, has issued the paper to drive awareness of the upcoming regulations.

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