• CYBERDEFENSE AND DATA SECURITY IN FLIGHT TEST APPLICATIONS

      Weir, Malcolm; Ampex Data Systems Corporation (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2019-10)
      Specialist test establishments have historically placed significant reliance on “security through obscurity”. With increasing “always on” connectivity and the drive to leverage commercial products, the threat space has widened significantly while the sophistication of attack vectors has evolved. Access through vulnerabilities embedded within a platform’s communications, flight controls, or other on-board access points leave organizations vulnerable to attack, exploitation, and loss of revenue or property. Cyber and operational security associated with all aspects of aircraft technologies is becoming increasingly critical. This paper investigates techniques and procedures by which aircraft and space vehicles can be compromised by and protected against cyber-attacks.