Many airlines still don’t have cyber security plan for EFBs

As aviation stakeholders, including Boeing and IATA, have grown louder about cyber security threats to airlines, new preliminary data from an ongoing AirInsight study has found that 42% of airlines surveyed still do not have a cyber security plan in place for their pilots’ electronic flight bags (EFBs). To date, 46 airlines from around the world have participated in the AirInsight survey. A total 42% of these airlines admit they do not have a cyber security plan. The study will ultimately seek to extrapolate further data concerning which of these EFBs are mobile and move around the system, and are therefore potentially more prone to attack. Prior findings about tablet-based EFBs in specific determined that most do not have cyber security protocols in place.