For Canada to remain a leader in aerospace and defence, it must shore up its cyber security
For Canada to remain a leader in aerospace and defence, it must shore up its cyber security. More than ever, the threat of data breaches, IP thefts, and system hijackings loom heavy over the A&D sector, and while the most obvious risks are financial and reputational in nature, the greater risk to public safety cannot be understated.
Stealing designs and proprietary information is one thing, while corrupting defence systems and assuming control of military equipment (e.g., drones) carries a whole different range of consequences. The industry must now be on high alert, given that – as has been reported in the media – some military equipment including drones have been hacked and highly sophisticated hacking tools are being made available online.
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