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IG: Air traffic control system vulnerable to cyberattack




IG: Air traffic control system vulnerable to cyberattack
IG: Air traffic control system vulnerable to cyberattack



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http://gcn.com/articles/2009/05/06/air-traffic-control-vulnerabilities.aspx 

By Kathleen Hickey
GCN.com
May 06, 2009

The Federal Aviation Administration=E2=80=99s air traffic control system is 
vulnerable to cyberattacks via Web applications that support the system, 
according to a new report released by the Transportation Department=E2=80=99s 
Office of Inspector General (OIG).

=E2=80=9CIn our opinion, unless effective action is taken quickly, it is likely 
to be a matter of when, not if, [air traffic control] systems encounter 
attacks that do serious harm to [air traffic control] operations,=E2=80=9D wrote 
Rebecca Leng, DOT=E2=80=99s assistant inspector general for financial and 
information technology audits, in the report.

Reps. John Mica (R-Fla.) and Tom Petri (R-Wis.) requested the report, 
titled =E2=80=9CReview of Web Applications Security and Intrusion Detection in 
Air Traffic Control Systems.=E2=80=9D

The satellite-based air traffic control system is heavily reliant on 
commercial software and IP-based technology. Among the auditors=E2=80=99 
conclusions:

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