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.