Arlington, Va. - The Aerospace Industries Association announces that the first National Aerospace Standard written specifically on cyber security was released January 31, 2013. National Aerospace Standard NAS9924, "Cyber Security Baseline" provides guidance that benefits the aerospace and defense suppliers of all capability levels by giving the supply chain a base line of standard practices they can follow to better protect their information system infrastructures from cyber threats.
"We're very proud to announce this first National Aerospace Standard on cyber security," said AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey. "It will benefit the entire industry through education and increasing security throughout the supply chain. As our nation's leaders work to counter increasing cyber security challenges, industry looks forward to supporting their efforts and assuring we remain Second to None in the cyber domain as well as in aerospace."
The new standard provides information for companies to assess themselves on their information technology security practices and helps them determine their preparedness for cyber threat risk management for their customers while assessing the risks presented by their own suppliers.
AIA has been developing and publishing industry trade standards for the global aerospace market since 1941; for more information on AIA's standards program, please visit www.aia-nas.org. Standard practice of National Aerospace Standard NAS9924 can be found here: NAS9924.