Simple steps to improve cyber security on ECDIS

November 17, 2017

The cyber security risks to ECDIS navigation systems, many of which run on old, and unsupported operating systems, are well known, and ABS director of cyber security Paul Walters offers some very simple advice on how to help keep them safe.  Speaking at the Singapore Registry of Ships Forum, Walters noted that when it comes to information exchange ECDIS is very critical. He outlined how an ECDIS system can be…


Security experts remotely hack into a Boeing 757 under laboratory conditions

A US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official confirmed that his team was able to remotely hack into a parked Boeing 757 aircraft. The mechanism of the hack and the extent of the vulnerability are classified. Speaking to Aviation Today, Robert Hickey of the DHS stated that the nobody was “touching the plane” and that the hack happened only via wireless protocols using hardware that anyone would be allowed to carry…

November 15, 2017