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Watchdog urges more action to protect planes from hackers

 

October 9, 2020



Federal regulators have not taken adequate steps to protect computer systems on airliners from hackers, a government watchdog agency reported on Friday.

The agency said the Federal Aviation Administration has not developed a training program for cybersecurity or test airplane computer systems that could be vulnerable to attack.

The Government Accountability Office said that without improvements, "FAA may not be able to ensure sufficient oversight to guard against evolving avionics cybersecurity risks."

The GAO recommends that FAA conduct a risk assessment of security of avionics systems and...



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