Technology is constantly changing the way we live, work and experience life. The connected revolution of the past decades has had a profound impact on almost every level of our world. Nevertheless, with greater openness comes greater risks. Our ecosystems of smart objects are no longer separated one from the other but rather interconnected, revealing new cyber vulnerabilities and possible cyber threats. Cyberattacks are now the norm, not only becoming more frequent but also more complex and sophisticated as the technology arms race intensifies.
The aviation industry is not exempt from this trend and connected aircraft operations are becoming a strategic asset of transformation. Commercial air transport cannot be seen any more as a safe haven, sealed off from the dangers of the open, interconnected world. In light of current trends in aviation, a white paper written by Thales analyzes this premise and asks the question, what is the future for cybersecurity in a rapidly changing, connected aviation industry?