U.S. and EU struggling to reach aviation cybersecurity agreement

December 25, 2015

As the aviation industry struggles to adopt cybersecurity measures in an effort to keep airspace safe from hackers, authorities in the U.S. and European Union are reportedly failing to see eye to eye.

While keeping safe the computer systems relied upon by airlines is certainly nothing new, a “trans-Atlantic tiff” has emerged following a meeting in Washington, D.C., last week where American aviation experts discussed the future of international airspace cybersecurity, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

With stakeholders in the U.S. and EU having failed so far to reach common ground with respect to hammering out uniform cybersecurity policies to adopt on both sides of the ocean, industry representatives told the paper that new problems could arise unless a compromise is reached soon.

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