Cyber security is usually understood as the guarantee of the reliability of a system, including security against the influence of targeted interventions. A distinction is made between 'safety' – protection against uncontrolled influences – and 'security' – protection against targeted interventions. In this project, security, as defined here, is the primary aspect.
In the cross-sectoral Cyber-Security for Autonomous and Networked Systems project, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is focusing on two main areas – a secure landing approach system and secure communications procedures for intermodal transport.
The project aims to promote the following specific activities:
Secure landing approach system
- Development of a cryptographic method that is robust against attacks from quantum computers (post-quantum cryptography)
- Hardening of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers to enable navigation during jamming or spoofing
- Designing a secure communications architecture for air transport
Cyber security in intermodal transport
- Developing a framework for the analysis and categorisation of cyber attackers
- Securing vulnerable air traffic management system interfaces
- Protecting critical services from attackers