2021 is a significant year for aviation. It marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the worst acts of unlawful interference in the history of aviation. It is also the Year of Security Culture for the ICAO community, which aims to enhance security awareness and foster a security culture throughout the industry. The importance of understanding the threat to aviation and promoting best practices in security throughout all aviation operations is imperative considering that the air transport sector continues to modernize and digitize.
Systemic risks and cascading effects
As a result, new and emerging cyber risks threaten the data, systems and technological infrastructure of airports, airlines and air navigation service providers as well as many other service suppliers.