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Safety versus Security in Aviation, Comparing DO-178C with Security Standards

Torens, Christoph (2020) Safety versus Security in Aviation, Comparing DO-178C with Security Standards. In: AIAA Scitech 2020 Forum, 1- 12. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. AIAA Scitech 2020 Forum, 2020-01-06 - 2020-01-10, Orlando, Florida. doi: 10.2514/6.2020-0242. ISBN 978-162410595-1.

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Software development in safety-critical domains is dictated by software standards, such as "Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification" (DO-178C). This standard is an acceptable means of compliance for achieving the required level of software safety in aviation. In addition to software safety, the security aspects of cyber-physical systems has become increasingly important in recent years, especially for unmanned aircraft systems with an increasing number of autonomous functions. The importance of this topic has grown with recent updates to security standards in 2018 and new regulations proposed by EASA in 2019. However, in literature, software safety and cybersecurity often get handled completely separate. Since most software engineers in aviation need to consider software safety and the corresponding DO-178C standard in some form, this work offers an introduction to the more recent software security standards. To do this, a brief overview of software standards as well as security standards is presented. The focus of the comparison between software safety and cybersecurity will be on "Airworthiness Security Process Specification" (DO-326A), as well as "Airworthiness Security Methods and Considerations" (DO-356A), since these standards, similar to DO-178C, also handle the initial airworthiness considerations. Additional standards, such as the standard "Information Security Guidance for Continuing Airworthiness" (DO-355) and others will also be introduced.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/133710/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Safety versus Security in Aviation, Comparing DO-178C with Security Standards
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Torens, ChristophUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0651-4390UNSPECIFIED
Date:6 January 2020
Journal or Publication Title:AIAA Scitech 2020 Forum
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:1- 12
Publisher:American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Series Name:AIAA SciTech Forum, 2020
Keywords:Software standards, software safety, cybersecurity, DO-178C, DO-326A
Event Title:AIAA Scitech 2020 Forum
Event Location:Orlando, Florida
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:6 January 2020
Event End Date:10 January 2020
Organizer:AIAA SciTech Forum
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:fixed-wing aircraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Simulation and Validation (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Systems > Unmanned Aircraft
Deposited By: Torens, Christoph
Deposited On:22 Oct 2020 15:43
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:37

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