The major risks to the aviation industry are very broad and stem from the complexity of managing the supply chain, outdated delivery methods, and the criticality of fault tolerance in safety-centric airborne systems. While some of the risks that apply to ground transportation systems are also applicable to avionics, the significant differences are due to the sheer complexity of electronic platforms onboard and implications related to insurance. The willingness and ability to invest and innovate with new technologies is deeply lacking.
A strong aviation automation strategy requires the following actions:
Cyber threats have moved from cyber attacks to cyber warfare. Aircraft flight control system, monitoring, commercial and military communication, navigation, weather, collision-avoidance systems, radar, sonar, and major weapons systems may be vulnerable due to a lack of strong embedded cryptographic controls, including: multi-factor authentication, secure boot, secure update, and secure, encrypted communications.
Avionics manufacturers need to more easily meet DO-178 cybersecurity compliance requirements and ensure high reliability and safety. Many avionics controllers, FADECs, flight navigation and storage systems in aircraft are vulnerable to cyber attack.
Used by more than 200 OEMs to protect more than 100 million devices.
Mocana’s end-to-end cybersecurity system is a FIPS 140-3 validated embedded cybersecurity software solution that ensures device trustworthiness and secure communications by giving avionics, aerospace and aircraft manufacturers an easy way to harden electronic control units, FADECs and controllers with multi-factor authentication and trust chaining, as well as secure boot to validate the firmware, OS and applications.
"Mocana has been helping industrial manufacturing and automation companies to secure industrial control systems, SCADA networks, avionics subsystems and IoT devices since 2002. Mocana’s IoT Security Platform is solving operational technology and IoT security challenges by tackling one of the toughest industry problems—making industrial controllers and IoT endpoints more secure and trustworthy."
Managing Director, GE Ventures
"The tools provided by Mocana are rooted in its long history of equipping engineers with the ability to harden devices that perform mission-critical operations. Manufacturers can now be equipped to leverage the power of the embedded chips in their products to support the security and privacy requirements of these emerging data-driven IoT ecosystems."
Research Manager, IDC
"Industrial IoT cybersecurity is both difficult and essential. Xilinx and Mocana share a vision to remove barriers to IIoT adoption by reducing risk, cost and speeding time to market for any customer that wants to innovate and move their business forward."
Director, Industrial IoT, Scientific and Medical, Xilinx
"Ensuring the safety, security, and reliability of control systems is critical. Mocana’s IoT Trust Platform can simplify the implementation of security across modern control and safety systems."
Managing Partner of Applied Control Solutions, LLC