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Published on 30 July 2020

BSSI, Cybersecurity Practice at EVA Group, is a speaker at the DEF CON

DEF CON, one of the world's largest cybersecurity gatherings, has been held annually since June 1993 in Las Vegas. It brings together a very diverse audience: information security professionals, journalists, lawyers, federal government agents, security researchers, students, etc. The events range from classic expert lectures to roundtable discussions and competitions such as hacking wargames and capture the flag.
This year's DEF CON will take place from 6 to 8 August online, and BSSI, Cybersecurity Practice at EVA Group, will hold a conference for the first time.

On August 7th at 8pm UTC+2 (11:00 am Pacific Daylight Time), our aviation cybersecurity expert Matthew Gaffney will present "MiTM - The Mystery in The Middle: cybersecurity in the Aircraft Information Systems Domain" at the Aerospace Village. This unique community gathers security researchers, the aerospace industry, the public sector, academics, and other stakeholders.

The mordern e-Enabled aircraft is often described as a flying data center with half of it on the ground. Sometimes overlooked by researchers in favour of avionics and In-Flight Entertainment systems, this presentation will give an introduction to the Aircraft Information Systems Domain (AISD). This hidden yet important domain logically sits between the Avionics and the passenger network and operators need to consider security in the AISD when bringing e-Enabaled aircraft in to their fleet.

Our speech
The modern e-Enabled aircraft is often described as a flight data center, half of which is on the ground. This presentation provides an introduction to Aircraft Information Systems Domain (AISD). Sometimes overlooked by researchers in favour of avionics and in-flight entertainment systems, this hidden but important domain is logically situated between avionics and the passenger network. Operators need to consider safety in AISD when bringing aircraft equipped with electronic systems into their fleets.

"Hackers and ISACS - How do we play nice ?"
EVA Group Cybersecurity Practice BSSI, here represented by Matthew Gaffney, will also participate in the roundtable discussion on August 8 at 7:00 pm UTC+2 about the collaboration between ISACS (Information System work and Analysis of Changes), researchers and hackers when vulnerabilities are discovered.

Article written by
Gabrielle Guerrini