Aviation Panel Reaches Preliminary Agreement on Cybersecurity

A panel of government and aviation-industry experts has reached a preliminary agreement on proposed cybersecurity standards for airliners, including the concept of cockpit alerts in the event that critical safety systems are hacked, according to people familiar with the matter. Some of the recommendations, these people said, incorporate work already under way to create an entirely new category of automated in-flight warnings—intended to directly notify pilots if navigation signals are jammed or corrupted.