U.S. Steps Up Scrutiny of Airplane Cybersecurity

According to the Wall Street Journal reports today, "Concerns that planes could be targeted in cyberattacks are prompting U.S. officials to re-energize efforts to identify airliners’ vulnerability to hacking.

The revived program, led by the Department of Homeland Security and involving the Pentagon and Transportation Department, aims to identify cybersecurity risks in aviation and improve U.S. cyber resilience in a critical area of public infrastructure, a DHS official said. DHS is offering few details on the program but says it will involve some limited testing of actual aircraft." By Robert McMillan and Dustin Volz
Sept. 29, 2019, WSJ

The Cyber Senate are pleased to hear of this revived program with the DHS and also are pleased to have the cyber vulnerability analysis units of the RAF joining us as attendees this year. We are also joined by United Airlines, Tampa International Airport, Manchester Airport Group, Civil Aviation Authority, Edinburgh Airport and many more this year to address and assess aviation cyber resilience. 

Seating on this conference is now strictly limited with over 85 key specialists registered to attend and 6 weeks to go until the event. We look forward to meeting you and for your support. 

Cyber Senate 3rd edition
Protecting and Securing Digital Transformation

Copthorne Tara London Kensington United Kingdom
November 5/6 2019

Co-Sponsors SITA, Forescout Technologies, Unisys and Nozomi Networks
Sponsors Verve Industrial Protection, Exabeam, Assurity Systems Ltd


Presenters include:

  • Ray Secrest, Tampa International Airport, Senior Manager Information Security

  • Stephane Gomez, SITA, Cyber Security Lead

  • John Hird, Eurocontrol, ATM Security Specialist

  • Chris Kubecka, Hypasec, CEO

  • Ken Munro, Pen Test Partners, Partner

  • Ahmed Fawzi, SITA Cybersecurity, Global Head of Business Development

  • Bruce Jackson, Airinformatics, President and Managing Director

  • Chris Blask, Unisys, Global Director Industrial and IoT Security

  • Matthias Schaefer, SeRo Systems, Co-Founder and Board member of the OpenSky Network and a Lecturer in the Computer Science Department at TU Kaiserslautern, Managing Director SeRo Systems

  • Ravinder Singh, TATA SIA Airlines Limited, Chief Information and Innovation Officer

  • Nicole Keeley, Civil Aviation Authority, Head of Cyber Security Oversight

  • Ron Brash, Verve Industrial Protection, Director of Cyber Security Insights

  • Keith Turpin, Universal Weather and Aviation, Chief Information Security Officer, Head of Global Infrastructure Services

  • Grant Robertson, Edinburgh Airport Limited, IT Security Manager

  • Matt Shreeve, Helios, Director and Aviation Cyber Expert

  • Richard Meal, Sellafield Ltd, CISO

  • Tyler Knotts, United Airlines,Sr. Manager – Critical Systems Partnerships Security, Risk and Compliance

  • Peter Williams, Manchester Airport Group, CISO

  • Luca Barba, Forescout, Product Marketing Manager at Forescout OT

  • Stephen Williams, CANSO, Member of the CANSO (Europe) cybersecurity Task Force

  • Richard Cassidy, Exabeam, Sr Director Security Strategy

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