UN's civil aviation body recommends cybersecurity task force

The International Civil Aviation Organization says a task force is merited given new technologies in air traffic control systems

By , IDG News Service |  Security

Three days later, check-in services failed at the terminal, with 50 flights delayed. Cyberattacks could have "an effect analogous with the recent Icelandic volcanic ash problems, shutting down air travel across parts of Europe for several days. In that case estimated costs run into the billions of dollars or euros," the ICAO wrote.

ICAO's 12th Air Navigation Conference is scheduled to run from Nov. 19-30 in Montreal.

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