Evaluation of Cyber Security in Digital Avionic Systems

Klaus Kainrath, Martin Fruhmann, Klaus Gebeshuber, Erich Leitgeb, Mario Gruber

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In the course of the project 'Aviation Cyber Security Study' (ACySS) [1] the IT security of avionic components and systems was investigated. The aim was to uncover security weaknesses in critical and non-critical network domains in order to describe recommendations for avoidance. For this purpose, a testbed consisting of avionic hardware was set up. Based on this testbed, attack scenarios were developed and implemented. The first part of the study deals with a risk analysis on several levels, whereby attack scenarios were recorded from the perspective of an ordinary passenger. The second part deals with the technical investigations of network components and the Inflight Entertainment System.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE 91st Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2020 - Proceedings
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-5207-3
Publication statusPublished - May 2020
Event2020 IEEE 91st Vehicular Technology Conference - Antwerpen, Virtuell, Belgium
Duration: 25 May 202028 May 2020

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1550-2252


Conference2020 IEEE 91st Vehicular Technology Conference
Abbreviated titleVTC2020-Spring


  • AFDX
  • Avionic
  • Inflight Entertainment System
  • TTEthernet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing


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