“Where is my checklist for ‘I’ve just been hacked?’” - A report on the Terry J. Kohler Cybersecurity Symposium by Katy Glynn
Last week the Aviation Safety Research Institute and The Aviation Heritage Center of Wisconsin hosted a diverse group of aviation attorneys, commercial and corporate pilots and cyber security experts to address the growing threat of cyber-attacks on aircraft.
Captain Soma Priddle, Esq., a commercial Boeing 767 airline pilot and practicing attorney, cited the critical differences between Common Law and Code Law, and rallied the attendees by pointing out the significant ramifications of a cyber-related international incident, “We can’t just sit back and copy the airlines on this.”
Captain Andy Klischers, an international corporate pilot and SMS auditor, shared his personal experience of encountering and responding to a cyber-attack in-flight. Klischers encouraged other pilots to maintain traditional best practices to avoid being caught off-guard if on-board computer systems are temporarily or permanently disabled. “We’ve just got to get back to being pilots,” he urged – including suggesting a check list for a cyber-attack.
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CABAA Golf Classic Supports Scholarship Fund
As part of CABAA's continuous support and development of the Chicago Area Business Aviation community, every year we host the Golf Classic. Proceeds from the event go towards our aviation scholarship program; it is through this event that we have been able to fund 11 scholarships in the totalling approximately $50,000. Eight $7,500 scholarships, Maintenance Rating and a Flight Safety Pilot Rating.
CABAA has given high priority to supporting these education programs. The future success of business aviation depends on the quality of the people who enter our industry; it is therefore critical that we attract the best and the brightest. Our goal is the make each young aviation enthusiast aware of all the opportunities business aviation has to offer, how rewarding a career it can be, and to secure the continuous growth of our industry.
In addition to the CABAA Golf Classic raising money for our scholarship program, it brings together different members of the business aviation community, flight departments, manufactures, policy makers, airport communities and service providers, in a venue that allows an open exchange of information,ideas and opportunities within our industry.
Each year the CABAA Golf Classic offers excellent opportunities for your company or organization to provide sponsorships, prize donations, and volunteers. Watch the web-site for details or contact CABAA Information with any questions you may have.
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Aviation Scholarship and Mentoring
On behalf of the scholarship and mentoring committee, thank you for taking the time to consider a CABAA Scholarship. Each year CABAA distributes over $90,000 of scholarship funds in support of students achieving their academic and career goals. We offer financial scholarships for graduating high school students attending an aviation college and undergraduate college students. For graduating college seniors we offer various professional training awards to help the applicant get their “foot in the door”.
CABAA offers scholarships to promote professional development and business aviation careers. The CABAA Scholarship was established to encourage others to reach the highest level of achievement in their aviation studies. It is bestowed upon those who demonstrate a commitment and devotion to aviation, especially business aviation, in the tradition of the CABAA Scholarship.
The scholarship committee is actively promoting Business Aviation as a viable, interesting, and rewarding career on the campuses where our future job candidates are being trained. They facilitate a meaningful connection and an on-going relationship between willing and interested students and individual members of CABAA that are able to mentor the student candidate within their discipline or job function on varying levels of commitment.
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