AFuzion Launches New Aviation Cyber-Security Services & Training at Aerospace Tech Week, Munich, Germany: March 12, 2019
March 12, 2019 at Aerospace Tech Week will feature AFuzion's 1-day course on Aviation Cyber Security and DO-326A / ED-202A compliance. AFuzion's new Aviation Cyber-Security course enables attendees to understand the emerging requirements for aviation developers to meet compliance with these new cyber-security standards and ensure safe development and operation of aircraft, avionics and related systems. Details of AFuzion's Aviation Cyber-Security DO-326A / ED-202A Training can be found here: Click Here for Aviation Cyber-Security DO-326A / ED-202A Training Info from AFuzion
Why is aviation cyber-security so important and what are the new requirements? Says Aharon David, the manager of AFuzion's new Aviation Cyber-Security division: "DO-326A/ED-202A is an 'Airworthiness Security Process Specification', used to mitigate effects of intentional electrical equipment intrusion, a.k.a. "IUEI" (Intentional Unauthorized Electronic Interaction) which could impact aircraft safety. DO-326A/ED-202A currently has 3 (three) companion documents: ED-201, DO-355/ED-204 and DO-356A / ED-203A (see below for detailed information) , and a few more planned. DO-326A / ED202A provide requirements and objectives in a similar fashion to DO-178C, DO-254, and ARP4754A; while the DO-326A guidance is just that, certification authorities increasingly assess DO-326A compliance as added requirements for aviation suppliers. Currently, DO-326A/ED-202A only applies to larger commercial aircraft, greater than 19 seats, hence is for Part 25 fixed-wing aircraft, however – clear FAA recommendations already exist for the adaptation/tailoring of DO-326A/ED-202A for general aviation (Part 23),rotorcraft (Parts 27 and 29), engines (Part 33) and propellers (Part 35). AFuzion's participation in various committees and client work indicates DO-326/ED-202 will increasingly be applied to these other aircraft including military beginning in 2022 or thereafter. DO-326A focuses upon type certification during the first three phases of an aircraft (including avionics) type: 1) Initiation, 2) Development or Acquisition, and 3) Implementation.
Adds AFuzion's Chief Technical Officer and Founder Vance Hilderman: "Avionics and aircraft manufacturers need to address both developmental and operational aspects of their aircraft/systems. This ecosystem of secure safety within aviation development and operation focuses upon prevention of malware entering the avionics systems while they are being developed or data-loaded, and also during flight operations where such malware (or external hacking) could alter intended aircraft operations and safety. We will be showcasing various technologies which enable aviation developers to comply with these new standards. More details of our DO-326A / ED-202A training class can be found at AFuzion's website here: https://afuzion.com/training/do-326a-ed-202a-training-aviation-cyber-security/
As their titles suggest, ED-201 serves as the top-level "WHY" guide for the entire information security process. DO-326A/ED-202A define the "WHAT", including risk assessment for ARP4761A; DO-356A/ED-203A comprise the "HOW" – more or less the "security-companions" of DO-178C/ED-12C et al; DO-355/ED-204 are the "WHAT THEN" – feeding to ARP5150; and the new ED-205 is for the ground (CNS/ATM, e.g. companions to DO-278A), more or less the "security-companions" of DO-278A/ED-109A, et al. Where the base aviation guidelines (DO-178C, DO-254, DO-278A, ARP4754A,…) suggest safe and verifiable engineering processes, the aforementioned security-related documents provide guidance and rules which augment those engineering processes for security intrusions and extend through aircraft operations.
For hands-on insight into the important new emerging requirements and needs for aviation cyber-security, request a free technical whitepaper on Aviation Cyber-Security via DO-326A / ED-202A from AFuzion here: Click Here for Aviation Cyber-Security DO-326A / ED-202A Free Whitepaper from AFuzion