Keeping your fighter jets vigilant against cyberattacks

Cyberattacks are becoming complex and sophisticated every day. Anything that is connected to internet are prone to cyberattacks. Mobile devices, IoT, Desktops, and Servers will become a sweet spot for hackers if not armed with the right cybersecurity procedures. That being said, Fighter jets aren't an exception too, thanks to their modern cockpits and advanced programming systems that are connected to external environment and internet for their operations. Below are some sensitive areas which can become vulnerable to hackers if there isn't proper securities in place,

  • Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS)
  • Joint Reporagmming Enterprise (JRE)
  • Fighter jet simulators

Best practices to strengthen your cybersecurity

Fighter jets and their functionalities normally come with an excellent cybersecurity strategies. However, hackers are actively looking for loopholes to exploit the sensitive data and employing the below mentioned practices could be an extra perk to their existing system.

  • Keeping the applications and programs updated.
  • Continuous improvement system for ALIS and JRE.
  • Employing honeypots as decoy for detection and prevention.
  • Practising cybersecurity frameworks like CIS, ISO 27001/27002, NIST and PCI DSS.
  • Maintaining privacy by keeping your credentials and documents secured with restricted privileges.
  • Managing your network devices in a unified way, thus reducing the efforts and also sustaining security.
  • Taking care of remote devices, by troubleshooting, multi-monitoring, shadowing, blackening user devices could improve the efficiency.

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Disclaimer: F-35 fighter jet is the example that has been considered in this case and there aren't any vulnerabilities in the current fighter jet programs. This document is only a list of best practices to improve your cybersecurity.