Astronautics Corp. of America is undertaking the next phase of a contract with FAA focused on developing and validating the methodologies for cybersecurity on core avionics systems. The Milwaukee company completed Phase 1A of the Aircraft Systems Information Security/Protection (ASISP) program in June. The contract modification for Phase 1B — executed in August — is focused on mitigation strategies and safety risk assessments on different avionics, as well as working with other researcher teams to integrate critical elements of independent methodologies from Phase 1A. “As a leader in cybersecurity, Astronautics is excited to continue our successful work with the FAA on new cybersecurity methodologies,” said Astronautics President Chad Cundiff. “As a key provider of connectivity systems to airlines, helicopters, and military aircraft, Astronautics realizes that being cyber secure is critical to our customers. This is why we have been at the forefront of cybersecurity research.” The FAA awarded Astronautics the initial ASISP contract for Phase 1A in August 2016.