White House Orders Agencies to Defend the Skies From Cyberattacks
On Tuesday, US President Trump released the National Strategy to Combat Terrorist Travel and the National Strategy for Aviation Security. While the former document aims to “[modernize] the approach of the United States to countering a complex and evolving terrorist threat,” the latter makes the defense against cyber attacks, drones and other emerging threats a top priority.
The National Strategy for Aviation Security replaces a 2007 document released under president Bush. The document states that new threats stemming from “the use of ‘disruptive technologies,’ such as cyber connectivity and unmanned aircraft, in reckless or malicious ways, along with the constant evolution of terrorist threats to manned aviation, requires a fresh, whole-of-community approach.”