Qatar’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has released Version 1 of the “Aviation Cyber Security Guidelines” in collaboration with the Cybersecurity Affairs Sector of the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
The guidelines include standards and principles relating to securing critical aviation systems, in addition to best practices in electronic security in the field.
This has made Qatar "the first country in the Middle East" to have released such guidelines that focus on the deployment of the standards that aim to face and mitigate electronic threats and attacks in the civil aviation industry.
The guidelines are hoped to contribute to raising the awareness of all stakeholders and those who work in the industry in Qatar by guiding them to cybersecurity best practices.
The issuance of these guidelines complies with the recommendations of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) that urge all Member States to apply such standards and measures and continue cooperation and mutual support at the local and universal levels.
In a statement CAA “hailed the efforts and support” made by the MOTC’s cybersecurity sector in releasing these guidelines.