Episode 27 of Planes, Trains, & Tanks!
Episode 27: Even though they may not look like it at first glance, aircraft are crammed full of computers. Communications, navigation, monitoring, flight control, fuel, collision avoidance, flight recorders, weather systems, and management systems are all rooted in digital components. Military aircraft have even more. Because aircraft run complicated software and contain many digital interfaces, aircraft cybersecurity has become an increasingly important topic. In this show, special guest Brian McCord discusses just how embedded digital components are into modern aircraft, what cybersecurity threats exist, and how a researcher goes about discovering cybersecurity issues in an aircraft.