Exploring aviation data with cybersecurity under FAA research contract

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  • Astronautics Corporation of America has received a 12-month Phase 1 cybersecurity research contract from the FAA.
  • They will identify, categorize, and catalog data streams from the FAA’s Cybersecurity Data Science Aviation Architecture Framework.

Astronautics Corporation of America has been tasked with cataloging aviation data under a cybersecurity research contract from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The company will characterize data transmitted from airlines, airports, and aircraft to support the development of artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques for aviation cybersecurity. Matt Frei, the director of connected aircraft solutions at Astronautics, emphasized the importance of understanding data pathways within aviation networks to enhance cybersecurity capabilities. The company’s avionics cybersecurity assurance group will leverage its three decades of experience in collecting and disseminating aerospace data to fulfill the requirements of the Phase 1 contract.

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