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“Where is my checklist for ‘I’ve just been hacked?’” - A report on the Terry J. Kohler Cybersecurity Symposium by Katy Glynn

Aviation Cyber SecurityLast 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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