CIVIL AVIATION CYBERSECURITY INFORMATION REPOSITORY

Cybersecurity is a growing concern for civil aviation, as organizations increasingly rely on electronic systems for critical parts of their operations, including safety-critical functions. Cybersecurity encompasses the protection of electronic systems from malicious electronic attack (unlawful interference) and the means of dealing with the consequences of such attacks.

 

Acknowledging the urgency and importance of protecting civil aviation’s critical infrastructure, information and communication technology systems and data against cyber threats, the 39th Session of the ICAO Assembly called for a coordinated approach to cybersecurity. To that end, Resolution A39-19 — Addressing cybersecurity in civil aviation, sets out the actions to be undertaken by States and other stakeholders to counter cyber threats to civil aviation through a cross-cutting, horizontal and collaborative approach.

 

To meet these objectives, ICAO established the Secretariat Study Group on Cybersecurity (SSGC) and several related Working Groups, composed of subject matter experts from Member States and industry. The SSGC:

  • serves as the focal point for all ICAO cybersecurity work;
  • defines relevant areas to be considered by the Working Groups of the SSGC and validates their respective terms of reference to ensure that no overlapping of duties and responsibilities occur;
  • is conducting a review of ICAO Annexes to consolidate existing Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) related to cybersecurity;
  • reviews the proposals for amendments to ICAO provisions or new provisions to be developed related to cybersecurity proposed by the Working Groups;
  • Encourages the development of, and participation in, government/industry partnerships and mechanisms, nationally and internationally, for the systematic sharing of information on cyber threats, incidents, trends and mitigation efforts; and
  • Promotes cybersecurity awareness throughout the aviation community.

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 ​Cybersecurity Risk & Threats Information Sharing Platform

ICAO Assembly Resolution 39-19 calls on States and industry stakeholders to
 
  • Encourage government/industry coordination with regard to aviation cybersecurity strategies, policies, and plans, as well as sharing of information to help identify critical vulnerabilities that need to be addressed;
  • Develop and participate in government/industry partnerships and mechanisms, nationally and internationally, for the systematic sharing of information on cyber threats, incidents, trends and mitigation efforts.
 
Existing Aviation Information Sharing Platforms
 
The list is not exhaustive

  

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