Cyber Security: NAAE calls for more investment in human capacity building

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Air Traffic Engineers in the country have called on aviation
authorities in the country to invest more in building capacity of
members in the area of cyber security in order to forestall
cyber-attacks on the Communication Navigation and Surveillance / Air
Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) domain.

Speaking at the 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the National
Association of Air Traffic Engineers (NAAE) in Abuja, President of the
Association, Ishaya Dung said as a key link in the aviation safety
chain, the onus was on the aviation authorities to ensure that Air
Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel (ATSEPs) are properly equipped to
mitigate the challenge of cyber security which he said had become a
major threat globally.

According to Dung, the approval of the International Civil Aviation
Organization (ICAO) for cyber security to be included in the
competency-based training for ATSEP in document 10057 was a remarkable
achievement in the best interest of safety and security of evolving
digital interoperable complex CNS/ATM systems.

He also appreciated the effort of the Africa Civil Aviation Commission
(AFCAC) in the presentation of a working paper for the harmonization
of personnel licensing at the regional level, as according to him, it
would help facilitate the implementation of personnel licensing in
states that have been reluctant, owing to its non-inclusion in ICAO
Annex 1.

The high point of the AGM was the reelection of Mr. Dung for a second
term in office as president of NAAE.

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