Connected Aviation Intelligence Web Series Returns with Cyber Roundtable and Virgin Atlantic Case Study

By Staff Writer | February 17, 2021
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The Global Connected Aircraft Summit is bringing back its “Connected Aviation Intelligence” web series for the first installment of 2021, next week, on Thursday, Feb. 25. Learn more about the Connected Aviation Intelligence web series and register for free here:

The Connected Aviation Intelligence web series, hosted by the two brands behind the annual Global Connected Aircraft Summit, is back with its first installment of 2021 next week.

Here, Avionics provides a preview of what will be featured in the two sessions next week. Connected Aviation Intelligence, first launched in December 2020, is a series of online sessions hosted by Avionics International and Via Satellite as a way to bridge the gap left by the second consecutive postponement of our annual Global Connected Aircraft Summit live event.

On a bi-monthly schedule, the new web series features roundtables, case studies, networking opportunities and interactive question and answer sessions that seek to provide our global audience with the type of intelligence they need to continue to operate amid the uncertain conditions that the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to impose across all segments of the aviation industry.

Check out a preview of the agenda for the next installment of Connected Aviation Intelligence below.


Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021
9:30 – 10:30 am Eastern Time
Preventing Modern In-flight Connectivity Cyber Attacks

Join this virtual roundtable of cybersecurity experts with experience researching and testing the cyber resilience of connected aircraft systems. The cyber resiliency of connected aircraft systems remains an essential topic of discussion across multiple segments of the aviation industry.

In October 2020, a new report published by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) called for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standardize its process for assessing the cyber resiliency of connected avionics systems and establish new methods for penetration testing of aircraft networks.

You will gain insight and intelligence from professional hackers on how to prevent cyber-attacks on in-flight connectivity.

James Pavur, Oxford PhD Candidate and Cybersecurity Researcher
Ken Munro, Partner, Pen Test Partners
Aharon David, AFuzion Infosec’s Head of Aviation Cyber-Security Activities

11:00 – 11:30 am Eastern Time
Connected Airlines: Virgin Atlantic

Updates on the airline’s current connected fleet status, use of mobile apps, IFEC and their ongoing participation in the Seamless Air Alliance’s goal of enabling a more open architecture for in-flight connectivity.

Speaker: Mark Cheyney, In-flight Connectivity Development Manager for Virgin Atlantic






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