SWIM cybersecurity hints & tips

29 March 2017

The EUROCONTROL System Wide Information Management (SWIM) concept is modernising air traffic management (ATM). More information is being shared by stakeholders that are increasingly interconnected and dependent on information communication technologies (ICT). This makes for more efficient ATM operations but also increases the risk of cyber-attacks.

Cybersecurity in SWIM has to be addressed on several levels, including governance and common infrastructure components. It absolutely has to be an integral part of SWIM system specifications and methods.

This brochure gives SWIM implementers an overview of the most important security aspects to consider. It is intended for use as guidance for self-assessment only: it is not a means of compliance or a substitute for an exhaustive security methodology.