Securing the cockpit: How the military is tackling avionics cybersecurity

Fifth Domain: The threat of cyber interference with American military information systems is well known and intuitively understood. But until recently, the cyber threat to systems on individual platforms, particularly aircraft, had received comparatively little attention.

In 2015, Col. Gregory Breazile, director of the C2/Cyber and Electronic Warfare Integration Division of the Marine Corps Cyber Task Force, speaking to an audience at that year’s CyberCon conference in Washington, D.C., said, “We’re realizing that the vulnerability is not just the networks. We have a lot of little closed networks internal to weapons systems that we didn’t think of as networks or as something that might have cyber vulnerability.”

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