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CYD Campus Conference on Aviation Cyber Security

19/11/2019 - 20/11/2019

As the world of aviation is growing ever more interconnected and digital, both the civil and the military air traffic infrastructure are becoming a prime target for malicious actors. As a true cyber-physical system, in which physical and software components are deeply intertwined, the risks of cyber security incidents that could directly impact the safety of the air traffic system and our society are increasing. Recent investigations by hackers, researchers, and flight authorities have cast doubt on earlier assumptions that the prevalent – and thus far highly successful – culture of safety found in aviation is sufficient and appropriate to address the novel challenges posed by cyber threats. In light of the possibility of future cyber-attacks, which could have a true kinetic impact on the handling of attacked aircraft or drones, it is crucial to re-examine existing security efforts by the aviation and defense community and combine the viewpoints of various stakeholders including researchers, industry, military flight agencies, civil flight authorities, airlines, airports, manufacturers, and air traffic control.

The Cyber-Defense Campus cordially invites all stakeholders to its inaugural Aviation Cyber Security (AvCS) Conference taking place from 19-20 November 2019 in Zurich. Speakers and technology exhibitors at the AvCS conference are drawn internationally from all areas of industry, academia, military, and government. The discussed topics range from aircraft and air traffic management security, through governmental and regulatory efforts, to the improvement of the ongoing collaboration between all involved stakeholders.

Contact for questions: cydcampus@ar.admin.ch

Conference Program:

Tuesday, 19th November

08:30        Registration open

09:00        Welcome & Overview
Dr. Martin Strohmeier, General chair
Dr. Vincent Lenders, Head of Cyber-Defence Campus

09:15        Keynote: Who do you  trust? Cyber Security and supply chain
management for digital Aviation
Prof. Christopher Johnson, University of Glasgow

10:00        Coffee Break & Demonstrations

10:30        Swiss Military Aviation Authority–Way ahead & Challenges
Col GS Pierre de Goumoëns, MMA

11:15        Aviation Cybersecurity: Keeping the Wings on
Nathalie Feyt, Thales

12:00        Lunch & Demo Session

14:00        The Evolving Regulatory Framework in Aviation
Dr. John Hird, Eurocontrol

14:45        EU Regulatory Initiatives for the Management of Aviation
Information Security Risks
Juan Anton Bernalte, EASA

15:30        Coffee Break & Demonstrations

16:00        Cyber Security Regulation in the Aviation Sector – Where we
stand today
Christian Andres, BAZL

16:30        Panel discussion: How to get it right: Cyber Security
Research in Critical Infrastructures. Disclosure,
Information Sharing, Collaboration

Wednesday, 20th November

08:30        Registration open

09:00        Security in a World of Safety
Prof. Ivan Martinovic, University of Oxford

09:45        How Building Automation vulnerabilities could affect
Airport’s security
Dr. Elisa Costante, ForeScout

10:30        Coffee break

11:00        Cybersecurity from the Pilot’s Perspective
Martin Pacher, Vereinigung Cockpit

11:45        Protecting the skies. Security and an industry in motion
Peter Merker, skyguide

12:30        Lunch

13:30        On the Challenges of Secure Positioning for Aviation
Prof. Aanjhan Ranganathan, Northeastern University

14:15        RF Security Aspects of cooperative Surveillance Systems
Dr. Holger Neufeldt, Thales

15:00        Coffee Break

15:30        Panel discussion: Safety vs. Security. How real is the
cybersecurity threat to airplanes?

16:30        Wrap-Up


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