US TSA to introduce cybersecurity regulations for ‘critical’ US airport and aircraft operators

    US Department of Homeland Security, via its official Twitter account, announced (07-Oct-2021) US TSA plans to introduce cybersecurity regulations which will require “critical” US airport and aircraft operators to implement the following actions (FCW/Reuters, 06/07-Oct-2021):

    • Name a cybersecurity coordinator;
    • Report cyber incidents to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency within 12 hours;
    • Implement a number of basic hygiene measures, develop contingency plans for the event of a cyber attack and subject their systems to robust vulnerability testing.

    The regulations are expected to become active by the end of 2021.

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