TSA Issues New Cybersecurity Requirements for Airport & Aircraft Operators

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued a new cybersecurity amendment on an emergency basis on March 7, 2023, for airport and aircraft operators to strengthen security by requiring TSA-regulated entities to develop cybersecurity resilience implementation plans.

The amendment follows the Biden-Harris Administration’s launching of the National Cybersecurity Strategy on March 2, a plan which focuses on strengthening at-risk cybersecurity measures among critical infrastructure.

The new regulations by the TSA require airport and aircraft carriers to do the following: — Develop network segmentation policies and controls to ensure that operational technology systems can continue to safely operate in the event that an information technology system has been compromised, and vice versa;